A very nice three-part series from public radio’s PRI The World on world music. This dispatch from the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas features some performances from groups you’ve likely never heard of, like Daara J, a group from Senegal and Husky Rescue from Helsinki, Finland. Plop these MP3s into your ipod and take a stroll around town. The music is catchy and innovative, especially stuff by Husky Rescue. It’s always cool to discover new bands outside the mainstream.