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Behind The Scenes With Cafe Tacvba

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Illustrated by Kristiana Parn, the booklet for Rabbit Days and Dumplings contains notes about each song and its East Asian origins, written by Elena Moon Park. Kristiana Parn hide caption

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'Dumplings' And Bunnies: Asian Folk Songs For Kids

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Janka Nabay And The Bubu Gang On World Cafe

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Pakistani pop singer Shehzad Roy (right) sings for teenage prisoners at a prison in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2008. Known originally for fluffy pop songs, Roy's music has taken a harder, more political edge, protesting injustice in Pakistan. Shakeel Adil/AP hide caption

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Pakistan Heartthrob Trades Pop For Political Protest

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Latin Roots: Cuban Rumba

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Las Cafeteras, from Los Angeles, have made their own version of the classic son jarocho song "La Bamba." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Son Jarocho, The Sound Of Veracruz

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The Analog Players Society was assembled by a producer and percussionist in his mid-30s who calls himself Amon. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Analog Players Society: A Party Cooked Up In A Studio

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Celtic Show Bands

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Sidi Toure On World Cafe

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Tabla player and concert organizer Samir Chatterjee plays alongside flutist Ronu Majumdar at Chhandayan's annual all-night concert in New York City in May. Dibyarka Chatterjee hide caption

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Another Reason To Skip Sleep: Indian Classical Music

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Sauti Sol: Native Sons Sing Straight To Kenya's Youth

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