Rana Santacruz's new album, Por Ahí, comes out May 5. Erin Patrice O'Brien /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Riyaaz Qawwali performed at New York's globalFEST music festival in January. Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

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The newest album by The Muffinz, Do What You Love, tackles heavy issues such as politics, race and education. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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