May-Ying Lam/NPR

People walk past a sand sculpture of Michael Jackson created to mark the first anniversary of his death, at the Bay of Bengal coast in India. AP hide caption

itoggle caption AP

Alejandro Escovedo says he drew inspiration from many sources — from The Stooges to doo-wop — for his album Street Songs of Love. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of the artist

Yalin's "Ah Be Kardesim" blends traditional Anatolian rock rhythms with fun, danceable summer beats. courtesy of the artist hide caption

itoggle caption courtesy of the artist