Ahmed Gallab of Sinkane Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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British singer and "song collector" Sam Lee. Frederic Aranda /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On her album Dallëndyshe, Albanian singer Elina Duni takes up folk songs once used as propaganda by the Communist regime in her home country and reimagines them as modern-day jazz. Nicolas Masson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Anoushka Shankar's new album, Home, marks a return to the Indian classical music her father, Ravi Shankar, taught her. Laura Lewis / Deutsche Grammophon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Philip Cheruiyot (second from left) leans in to read the song titles on the CD booklet brought by Diane Thram. Cheruiyot's grandfather sang on Hugh Tracey's recording of "Chemirocha II." Ryan Kailath hide caption

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