Richard Byrne

Paris — Capital of the World of World Music

Why does the City of Lights attract — and help spawn — so many sounds?

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Orchestra Baobab — Senegal’s Resurrection

Has world music finally caught up with Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab?

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Last Balkan Tango

How does a Serbian musician build bridges to his Hungarian neighbors?

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Japan's Yoshida Brothers

How do two Japanese brothers combine traditional Chinese music with global dance beats?

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Ghana — Highlife in Low Times

Can the joyous sounds of Ghana’s highlife music break free from the shackles of the county’s turbulent politics?

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Warsaw Village Band

How can revved-up Polish folk music play a role in reviving the rich history of Warsaw?

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Atlas of the World

How does this Belgian singer manage to cover the globe in one single album?

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Beats, Not Bombs, for Spain

Can music be used to achieve political aspirations — instead of terror and violence?

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Global Gol!

How are Italian DJ Nicola Conte and Brazilian singer Rosalia de Souza fusing Italian and Brazilian music?

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Bollywood Beatbox

How did an English-born DJ manage to mix the familiar with the exotic to popularize the music of India’s Panjab region?

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