Music Goes Global: Border Crossings

The world does not exist. At least not the world that radio and record stores would have you believe exists, where American music resides in one aisle and the music of the rest of the globe in another. Worlds collide, melodies mix, beats blend. Nigerian star Fela Kuti met with the Black Panthers before popularizing his radical Afro-beat music in the '60s; rocker Shakira was born in Colombia, but is launching a run at stardom from Miami in 2001. What follows is a look at Border Crossings--key moments when cultures combined to make fresh new music, from Bob Marley's trekking to...

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