Baz Dreisinger

Baz Dreisinger appears in the following:

Cultural Exploration Via Cruise Ships Starts On Board

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Cruise liners aren't just about buffets and nightclub acts. There is a growing number of passengers who want to explore the local cultures, especially the music.


Trinidad's Steelpan Players Turn Trash Into Something Beautiful

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Working-class youths invented the steel drum in the 1930s by banging dents in the tops of discarded oil drums to create notes. Today, steelpan is Trinidad's de facto national instrument.


In South Africa, Soulful Music Delivers Serious Messages

Monday, March 16, 2015

Johannesburg-based band The Muffinz tackles AIDS, politics and education while blending jazz, soul and R&B with their country's choral traditions.


A Supposedly Irie Thing I'll Most Certainly Do Again

Thursday, December 04, 2014

For a moment it actually moves me โ€” the incredible diversity of this music we lump into the umbrella category "reggae." And that I share a profound passion with such a disparate crowd of folks.


Pentagon Says It Failed In Rescue Of American Hostage Last Month

Thursday, December 04, 2014

A brief statement says that a joint mission with the Yemeni military retrieved some hostages, but journalist Luke Somers was not at the target location.


Hip-Hop In Print: Brooklyn Publisher Looks To 'Reverse Gentrify' Literature

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Prodigy, one half of the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, is the curator of Infamous Books, an imprint of Brooklyn-based independent publisher Akashic Books. His debut novel H.N.I.C. was published in 2013.


Chronixx: 'I'm Not A Perfectionist With Music'

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The roots reggae singer has played to thousands and appeared on Jimmy Fallon, but he says he is only willing to go a certain distance to please the mainstream.


Jamaica's Hottest New-School Reggae Artists Return To Roots

Sunday, December 29, 2013

A new generation is looking to dominate Jamaica's music scene with a fresh take on an old-school sound. NPR's Baz Dreisinger looks further into the musical resurgence and the artists leading the charge.


Two Decades Out Of Ghastly Violence, Rwanda Sings Of Love

Sunday, December 15, 2013

It's been 19 years since the genocide in Rwanda. The country's president, Paul Kagame, is celebrated for rebuilding the East African country's government and economy, but the younger,...


In South Africa, A Reggae Legacy Lives On

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Lucky Dube, the best-selling South African reggae singer of all time, was murdered during a carjacking in 2007. Now his 27-year-old daughter, Nkulee Dube, is African reggae's newest hope.