Sound Tracks: Quick Hits

Quick Hits is a series of online music videos and interviews that we produce for the PBS Arts initiative. Our goal is to bring you revealing interviews and exclusive performances from some of the most intriguing musicians and singers in the world. Like the Sound Tracks television series, Quick Hits will cover a wide range of American and international music.

Click on the links below to experience the music.

Antibalas | Quick Hits

Antibalas | Quick Hits

A dance party band with a political message. From Brooklyn, feel the Afrobeat vibe.

Julie Fowlis | Quick Hits

Julie Fowlis | Quick Hits

Julie Fowlis performs “Tha Mo Ghaol Air Àird.”

Of Monsters and Men | Quick Hits

Of Monsters and Men | Quick Hits

Meet this new, young band from the land of fire and ice.

Carolina Chocolate Drops | Quick Hits

Carolina Chocolate Drops | Quick Hits

A modern take on a traditional sound from an African American country band.

Anoushka Shankar | Quick Hits

Anoushka Shankar | Quick Hits

The daughter of sitar master Ravi Shankar emerges as a major talent in her own right.

Levon Helm | Quick Hits

Levon Helm | Quick Hits

Rock legend Levon Helm, surrounded by friends and family, just keeps on drumming.

Yuja Wang | Quick Hits

Yuja Wang | Quick Hits

A dazzling young piano virtuoso shows off her technique and speaks her mind.

Tom Harrell | Quick Hits

Tom Harrell | Quick Hits

One of the finest jazz trumpet players and composers on the scene today.

Piers Faccini | Quick Hits

Piers Faccini | Quick Hits

A European deeply influenced by Sufi poetry, the Delta Blues and the music of Mali.

Milos Karadaglic | Quick Hits

Milos Karadaglic | Quick Hits

Darkly handsome, charming, and soulful.

Abigail Washburn | Quick Hits

Abigail Washburn | Quick Hits

The banjo, bluegrass and China — welcome to Abby's world.

Seun Kuti | Quick Hits

Seun Kuti | Quick Hits

Seun continues his father Fela's musical and political legacy.

Dengue Fever | Sound Tracks

Dengue Fever | Sound Tracks

A band from Los Angeles that blends Cambodian music and California rock and roll.

Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley | Quick Hits

Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley | Quick Hits

These two Daptone Records artists are living proof that America has not lost its soul.

Helene Grimaud | Quick Hits

Helene Grimaud | Quick Hits

Meet this French pianist who finds salvation in the demands of her music.

Ozomatli | Quick Hits

Ozomatli | Quick Hits

LA-based band's polyphonic mix of rock, hip-hop, funk, cumbia and Chicano low-rider R&B.

KT Tunstall | Quick Hits

KT Tunstall | Quick Hits

The once ubiquitous Scottish singer plays three new songs.

Meklit Hadero | Quick Hits

Meklit Hadero | Quick Hits

Meet one of San Francisco's rising stars, Ethiopian-born singer Meklit Hadero.

Seu Jorge | Quick Hits

Seu Jorge | Quick Hits

Seu Jorge sings us a song and we catch his performance on stage.

Jovanotti | Quick Hits

Jovanotti | Quick Hits

Jovanotti is probably the biggest pop star you’ve never heard of — unless you're Italian.

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