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Hong Kong cantopop star Kay Tse performs in 2009. Lai Seng Sin/AP hide caption

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Music Interviews

Romeo Santos: Taking Bachata Mainstream

The lead singer of Aventura, the hottest band on the Latin charts, has a solo album and a TV show.

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Pia Maria Holmgren (Sámi in Sweden) performs at last year's Liet International minority song contest. Sandro Weltin/Council of Europe hide caption

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A Televised Singing Competition With A Mission

A less kitschy version of Eurovision showcases music sung in languages at risk of disappearing.

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Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster. Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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Hawaiian reggae band The Green. From left to right Zion Thompson, JP Kennedy, Caleb Keolanui and Ikaika Antone. Tammy Moniz/Courtesy of Press Junkie PR hide caption

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Non-Jamaican Reggae: Who's Making It And Who's Buying It

The new crop of reggae artists aren't actually from from Jamaica, but they are wildly successful.

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