Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders

 
  

Abigail Washburn Performs "Piao"

With Abby, what would never work on paper has a way of coming out natural and swinging, this song being a perfect example. There's simply no one else on the planet who could pull this off. Piao means "floating," and Abby sings in Mandarin, "This morning I woke up to no big plans, no great ambitions, just floating, floating, floating..." It's hard to explain the mix of influences in this song.
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putin girlsPRI's The World host Marco Werman and the Sound Tracks reporting team travel deep into the heart of international music. They trace the legend of Afrobeat creator and superstar Fela Kuti; examine the raging popularity of Vladimir Putin’s sexy propaganda song; find out if music can help the creators of Borat make amends with the insulted people of Kazakhstan; and capture the mood of a cozy Portuguese bar with diva Mariza. With stirring performances and soulful interviews, Music Without Borders journeys across the globe on waves of incredible sound.

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