Slavic Soul Party melds the brass-band traditions of New Orleans and the Balkans seamlessly. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Vieux Farka Toure performs at the Bumbershoot Music Lounge. Dave Lichterman/See More Photos hide caption

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Musicians serenade curbside music lovers with corridos and other traditional songs on La Calle del Taco in Reynosa. Peter Breslow hide caption

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Rodrigo y Gabriela first met while performing with Mexican thrash-metal group Tierra Acida. Ryg Koria hide caption

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