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Master Of The Leaf: Preserving China's Music

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Los Cenzontles: A 'Little Factory' Of Culture

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Jordi Savall has long been a major figure of early music. His new album focuses on the musical interchange between Spain and the New World. Getty Images hide caption

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A Common Thread: Music Of Spain And Mexico

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Tony Allen On World Cafe

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New Music: Brazilian Rap, Rock In Catalan And More

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I Speak Fula

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Nneka In Studio at KEXP

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Celia Cruz: The Voice From Havana

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Students at the East Village School in New York City have recorded an album of world songs to raise funds for arts and language programs. Jayne Wexler via rockpaperscissors hide caption

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School's New Album Better Than A Bake Sale

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Ozomatli: A Band With A Message

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American guitarist Cory Wong pairs up with Peruvian singer Paloma Godoy for "Quizas Un Dia Asi," an intimate take on an Afro-Peruvian classic. Chantel Hansen hide caption

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Pena

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New Music From Central America, The Caribbean And Italy

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