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Exiled From Iran, A Singer Makes The Case For Beauty

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Ice musician Terje Isungset plays the ice blocks at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Scott Suchman hide caption

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Turning A Glacier Into A Tuba: Ice Music From Norway

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The band noori was invited by the State Department to tour the U.S., as part of a program called Center Stage. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music's New 'Real Ambassadors'

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'China's Leonard Cohen' Calls Out Political Corruption

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Singer-songwriter Amos Dolce on the set of the video for his song "Haiti, Haiti," which Konbit Mizik produced. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Haitian Musicians Get By With A Little Help From Their Friends

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Festival In The Desert On World Cafe

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Reissued And Relevant, Marcos Valle's '70s Bossa Nova Returns

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Vusi Mahlasela's new album, a live recording of his 20th-anniversary show in Johannesburg, is titled Sing to the People. Erik Forster /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Two Decades On, Vusi Mahlasela Still Sings 'To The People'

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It's A Trap! 7 New Songs That Will Capture You

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Red Baraat: A Bhangra-Powered Party Starter

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Fatoumata Diawara and some of her musical collaborators on "Voices United for Mali" at a press conference held in Bamako, Mali on Jan. 17, 2013. Moustapha Diallo/courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Discoveries From globalFEST 2013

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Kayhan Kalhor & Erdal Erzincan: globalFEST 2013

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