What is it like to play a song you love in front of the rock star who made it popular? A young guitarist from Buenos Aires, Sebastian Fernandez, just found out, when he played the famous solo from "Stairway to Heaven" with Led Zeppelin lead guitarist Jimmy Page in the audience.
After more than a decade of touring and releasing a couple albums of traditional music, the Mexican roots ensemble Chéjere has found their own sound. They make music that helps people cope with the climate of despair.
IAM has been around for 25 years and sold millions of records. They're identified with their hometown of Marseille, but what's less known is that the inspiration to start the group began in New York City.
German rock star Herbert Grönemeyer is usually mobbed on the streets in his home country. This week he kicks off his first US tour and releases his first all-English language album. Grönemeyer speaks to anchor Marco Werman.
Kinan Azmeh is one of the rising stars of Syrian music. Born in Damascus, he moved to the United States to train at the Juilliard School in New York. He's now working on a doctorate in the city. But he dreams of returning to his hometown.
The title of Alexander von Mehren's new album is called "Aéropop" and that's how he defines his music as well. The Norwegian musician says it's "airy and fresh, but still accessible like pop music and there's still a depth to it."
Canadian classical composer John Beckwith has a hit on his hands. It might have something to do with the fact that the piece of music is called "Blurred Lines." It shares a name with Robin Thicke's summer chart-topper.
The rules for performance these days are onerous in Iran. Women can't appear before male audiences. It's hard to remember that before the 1979 revolution, anyone could make music there. Including a gay academic.
Scholars and the OED have cited Shakespeare as the originator of more than 1600 words. While he was the first to write down many words, new research fueled by computer analysis indicates he didn't invent as many words as once thought.
Maracatu is a musical and performance style from the northeastern part of Brazil. It's experiencing a resurgence these days thanks in part to a collaboration between a Brazilian group and a Brooklyn-based band.
A diverse group of Malian musicians hit the road to shed light on the positive advances that are being made after their country nearly collapsed earlier this year.