Rita reimagined classic Persian songs for her latest album, My Joys. Courtesy of Fistuk Artists hide caption

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Cafe Tacvba members Ruben Albarran, Enrique "Quique" Rangel Arroyo, Jose Alfredo Rangel Arroyo and Emmanuel "Meme" del Real Diaz. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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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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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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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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