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'Music Of Morocco': A Labor Of Love For Mid-Century Moroccan Musical Diversity

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Warhead Constriction, a group of high-schoolers from Lagos, is one of many rock bands of the 1960s and '70s featured in the new book series Wake Up You! The Rise and Fall of Nigerian Rock, 1972-1977. Courtesy of Now-Again Records hide caption

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'Wake Up You!' Explores The Transitional, Post-War Rock 'N' Roll Of Nigeria

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Vân-Ánh Võ was inspired by the plight of refugees to create a concert piece called The Odyssey: From Vietnam to America." Courtesy of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts hide caption

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Vân-Ánh Võ's 'The Odyssey' Tells Refugee Stories Past And Present

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01Mitokomon

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11Eseis Padia Vlahopoila

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01Akhar Zaman (This Moment)

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Rokia Traoré's Commitment To Her Culture

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012nd Chance (feat. Tony Allen)

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Astrid Hadad performs at globalFEST at New York City's Webster Hall on Jan. 17, 2016. Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

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Our Top Discoveries At globalFEST 2016

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Eva Salina's new album is called Lema Lema: Eva Salina Sings Saban Bajramovic. Deborah Feingold/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Eva Salina's Love For Balkan Music Is Lifelong — And Accidental

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Rokia Traore's new album, Ne So, comes out Feb. 12. Danny Willems/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Né So

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The Brothers Nazaroff is five klezmer musicians from three continents, brought together by a love of the curious 1954 recording Jewish Freilach Songs. Fumie Suzuki hide caption

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60 Years Later, A Wild, Baffling Recording Finds A Modern Spark

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In Colombia, Preserving Songs That Tell Stories

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