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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Cambodian band Baksei Cham Krong. Mol Kamach/Courtesy of Argot Pictures hide caption

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Marco Ambrosini and Jean-Louis Matinier, who respectively hail from Italy and France, are among Betto Arcos' favorite musicians currently testing the sonic limits of the accordion. Daniel Vass /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music

DJ Betto Arcos Spices Up The Accordion

The Global Village host is back with a stack of music that tests the sonic limits of the squeezebox.

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Songs We Love

Tal National, 'Zoy Zoy'

A super-tight band from Niger creates delightful dance music. Hear the opening track from their new album.

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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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