Members of Refugee All Stars. Zack Smith hide caption

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Choc Quib Town. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hadero's sound is a unique blend of jazz, Ethiopia, the San Francisco art scene and visceral poetry. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Kronos Quartet's latest cross-cultural exploration finds the band collaborating with master musicians from Afghanistan and Azerbaijan. Jay Blakesberg. hide caption

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The Slovakian husband-and-wife band Longital flew in a long way to play SXSW 2010. Ivana Lipovska hide caption

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One of Betto Arcos' favorite new tracks is "Las Transeuntes" by Uruguayan musician Jorge Drexler (above). El Universal/Getty Images hide caption

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Jimmy Cliff performs in 2003 in Nice, France. Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Solas performs at Folk Alley. Mark Urycki hide caption

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At a moment when the Arab world was buffeted by modernity, Umm Kulthum's voice was a lodestar. courtesy of Arab Film hide caption

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Los Amigos Invisibles. Nacional Records hide caption

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