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A-WA is an Israeli band featuring three sisters named Haim — who are not in the band called Haim.
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September 28, 2015 A mix of old and new with fresh, fun sounds from Israel, Canada, Germany and Estonia.
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Indian composer A.R. Rahman performing in Mumbai in February 2014.
September 15, 2015 A Muslim group in Mumbai has issued a religious edict against Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman — because he scored an Iranian film chronicling the life of the Prophet Muhammad.
A 2010 photo of Father Yeznig Zegchanian of Forty Martyrs Armenian Apostolic Church in Aleppo, Syria.
September 6, 2015 He's not a musicologist, but he's documented several of Syria's religious minorities, including the Armenians of Aleppo. And his work has become all the more timely — and pressing.
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Senegalese drum master Doudou N'Diaye Rose performing in Dakar in April 2013.
August 31, 2015 Five tunes from West Africa, India and Mexico (by way of Brooklyn) to round out your summer.
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Benjamin Lazar Davis and Bridget Kearney's new EP, Bawa, is out Sept. 18.
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September 10, 2015 Brooklyn indie duo riffs on its Ghanaian adventure by collaborating with master gyil player Aaron Bebe. Folk drones follow.
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Totó La Momposina's new album, Tambolero, is a reworking of her 1993 album La Candela Viva, regarded by many as one of Colombia's most important albums.
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September 5, 2015 KFPK's resident global-music DJ brings in a stack of new records that rework and re-imagine Afro-Cuban jazz, tango and other classic styles of Latin music.
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August 28, 2015 If you never heard Rodrigo Amarante, here's a song from one of Bob Boilen's top three albums of 2014, Cavalo, performed in a single take in Portugal. "I'm Ready" is haunting and lovely.
Ahmed Gallab of Sinkane
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August 13, 2015 L.A.'s dubwise psyche-pop champions Peaking Lights meet the New York global music omnivore Sinkane on a downtown dance-floor.
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British singer and "song collector" Sam Lee.
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July 27, 2015 Sam Lee wants to bridge old U.K. folk traditions and today's music — even though his own path to folk was circuitous, to say the least.
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The Barmer Boys of Rajasthan, India.
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June 30, 2015 This month, very old songs from India and England rub shoulders with new sounds from Madagascar and Japan — along with one emerging Hawaiian hit, courtesy of Pixar and Disney.
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