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Martin Curti is the host and producer of NewWorldBuzz, the pioneering online world music station featuring selected tracks from the top world music albums, plus selections from new releases and interviews with today's and tomorrow's performers. He has spent the last 20 years exploring and exposing new music.
On NWB, Martin hosts hours of international music selections from around the globe. Listeners are transported to the exotic ends of the earth without ever having to leave their homes. The purpose of the website is to, according to Curti, "break down musical barriers and to enable people throughout the world to learn about each other through music".
Martin Curti was born in Pittsburgh, PA to an American father and a Spanish mother. His father is a veteran of radio broadcasting, and so music has always been an important part of Martin's life. As a child, he grew up listening to everything from Frank Sinatra to Elvis Presley, Miles Davis to Otis Redding, Stan Kenton to The Beatles, and many more. With such an eclectic selection of music playing in the Curti household, Martin developed an early appreciation for all music genres. His Spanish-born mother also instilled in her son a love of world cultures, and world travel. Martin has traveled to his mother's native country on several occasions, one being to cover the gypsy flamenco scene and interview the Spanish group Ecos del Rocio.
With a father in radio and a mother from a foreign country, and three brothers who are musicians, it seems almost like fate that Martin would, in 1993, start the world music series, NewWorldBuzz. Throughout NWB's twenty-year run, Martin has interviewed many of World Music's biggest names, as well as its most up-and-coming stars. Artists like Peter Gabriel, Simon Shaheen, Baaba Maal, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Omara Portuondo, Hakim, Steve Roach, Oliver Mtukudzi, Thomas Mapfumo, Coco Mbassi, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Habib Koité, Krishna Das, David Hudson, Azam Ali, Issa Bagayogo, Daby Touré, Anoushka Shankar and many others have been featured guests on NewWorldBuzz
In addition to the exciting events mentioned above, Martin Curti has also been featured in numerous world music trade publications. NewWorldBuzz has been tremendously successful over the last 20 years. The station is currently listened to in over 70 countries worldwide, and is recognized as a major world music outlet by the recording industry.