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This blues musician fled Russia for Serbia. But he sounds like he came straight from the Mississippi Delta.

It only took one listen for musician Sergei Grin (a.k.a. “Gringo”) to hear the blues and know that’s what he was meant to play. Grin, who is originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, now travels around Serbia with his guitar, singing American country music and blues. 

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Burt Bacharach mastered the art of the perfect pop song — and that ain’t easy

Jorge Drexler poses in the press room with his Grammys at the 23rd annual Latin Grammy Awards at the Mandalay Bay Michelob Ultra Arena on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, in Las Vegas. 

Uruguayan musician Jorge Drexler wins big at Latin Grammy Awards

Magdi Omar Ytreeide Abdelmaguid and Chirag Patel are the artists behind Karpe, a Norwegian rap duo whose latest hit "," has gotten people across the country talking about Norwegianess and belonging. 

This Norwegian chart-topper speaks to Norway’s immigration story

Screenshot of "Pasoori" official music video from the Coke Studio, Season 14

‘It is pure magic’: Pakistani song ‘Pasoori’ climbs the charts in India and beyond

Eno Breathe class on Zoom

How opera techniques are helping people with long COVID breathe easier


​​​​​​​Around the world, few treatments exist for the countless numbers of people who develop long COVID-19. In the UK, where more than a million people are estimated to be in this situation, a group of medical specialists and professional opera singers have been examining whether an age-old performance practice can help address one of the most common, debilitating symptoms: breathlessness. 

The serial number 14810 inside the last piano that Frederic Chopin played and composed on, and that after his death in 1849 in Paris came to his family in Warsaw. 

How an American pianist revived Chopin in Warsaw


In 2006, finding a live Fréderic Chopin concert in Warsaw was harder than expected. American pianist Pamela Howland made it her life’s mission to revive Chopin in Warsaw, Poland, the composer’s hometown.

People pay tribute in front of a portrait of Lata Mangeshkar, the legendary singer placed on a decorated podium in Kolkata, India, Feb. 7, 2022. 

‘She had an aura’: The world mourns late Indian songstress Lata Mangeshkar


Mangeshkar, also known as the Queen of Melody, was cremated with full state honors in Mumbai on Sunday, a funeral attended by film and music luminaries as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Singer Lata Mangeshkar laughs at the launch of her Hindi music album “Saadgi” or Simplicity, on World Music Day, in Mumbai, India

Lata Mangeshkar, legendary Indian singer, dies at 92


Legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar has died at the age of 92. In her honor, India declared two days of national mourning and lowered the country’s flags through Monday.

Go_A Band from Kyiv includes Kateryna Pavlenko (vocals) and Taras Shevchenko (founder/keyboard and percussion).

Kyiv’s Go_A Band reinterprets Ukrainian folk music with electronica 

Go_A Band from Kyiv includes Kateryna Pavlenko (vocals) and Taras Shevchenko (founder/keyboard and percussion). They represented Ukraine last year at the Eurovision Song Contest. Hear what’s on their minds right now — and a little of their music, too.