Chronixx is one of the biggest new artists in reggae, as well as part of a younger generation of Jamaican musicians who give old-school sounds a fresh take. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

Jamaica's Hottest New-School Reggae Artists Return To Roots

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/256116848/258048891" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Rubab master Homayoun Sakhi and legendary Afghan singer Mahwash perform together as members of the group Voices of Afghanistan. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

After Hard Times At Home, Afghan Musicians Seek To Be Heard In America

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/256562024/256691034" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Bunji Garlin. Tee Murphy/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Tee Murphy/Courtesy of the artist

Bunji Garlin: 'Here To Stand My Ground' For Soca Music

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/256571633/256571634" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Vieux Farka Touré performs live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption
Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Vieux Farka Touré On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/251992435/251618354" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Since recording in the 1970s and '80s, Nigerian William Onyeabor has dropped off the music map. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

Nine Months In Nigeria, One Brilliant, Difficult Funk Musician

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/250568242/251364457" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Christine Salem performs a Tiny Desk Concert on October 14, 2013. NPR hide caption

toggle caption
NPR

Christine Salem: Tiny Desk Concert

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/250244088/250212713" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Rusted Root. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

Rusted Root On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/250229516/250038201" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Violinist Isabelle Faust. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

Funk, Faust And Stone: Three Stunning Albums From 2013

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/249991432/250284048" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

South African President Nelson Mandela joins the choral group at the signing of the country's new constitution at Sharpeville stadium in 1996. Mandela lived a life filled with rich musical associations. Walter Dhladhla/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Walter Dhladhla/AFP/Getty Images

The Mandela Playlist: A Life And Legacy, Told In Music

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/195281915/249434888" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Red Baraat performs live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption
Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Red Baraat On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/245180071/245180741" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Debashish Bhattacharya performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in September 2013. Chloe Coleman/Chloe Coleman/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Chloe Coleman/Chloe Coleman/NPR

Debashish Bhattacharya: Tiny Desk Concert

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/244538417/244799698" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Kanniks Kannikeswaran leads the Greater Cincinnati Indian Community Choir in 2012, as it competes at the World Choir Games in Cincinnati. Courtesy of Kanniks Kannikeswaran hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Kanniks Kannikeswaran

Across America, Voices Rise To Reinvent India

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/243535684/243650824" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript