One of the few benefits of yesterday's 14" snowfall was the opportunity it afforded me to pop in my earbuds and catch up on All Songs Considered while shoveling snow for two hours. We've sung ASC's praises in the past, so I won't belabor that point, but if you like music of all kinds, it's a great place to hear it.
The NPR Music team was recently at globalFEST 2014 at Webster Hall in Manhattan. They feature a broad range of global sounds on this episode of ASC, including an Australian Bollywood group, Afro-Caribbean carnival music, Ukrainian folk-rock, American-Chinese banjo jams, and Congolese-Belgian hip hop (as seen below - the artist's name is Baloji).
The episode also features Jamaica's Brushy One String, a singer with the most minimalist of accompaniment. Check him out:
You can hear the entire globalFEST recap here. Cool way to spend a hour or so. 'Specially if you're snowbound.