Hosted in Mexico City, Vive Latino is one of Latin America's most important music festivals. Jasmine Garsd hide caption

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From Mexico, Con Amor: Exploring Vive Latino 2012

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Angélique Kidjo.

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World Cafe Looks Back: World Music

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Kayhan Kalhor: Tiny Desk Concert

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Music For 'Disenfranchised Working-Class Youth': The British reggae band Steel Pulse formed in Birmingham in 1975. Mykaell Riley is third from the left. Echoes/Redfern/Getty Images hide caption

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Reggae In The U.K.: A Steady Force

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Zieti: Music As An Act Of Resistance

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Listen Now

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Far From Fading, Mexico's Son Huasteco Style Flares

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Zieti's members and extended family in the band's early days. Left to right: Tiende Laurent, Gnakale Aristide, Michael Shereikis (in back) with wife Natasha and son Nicholas, Yeoue Narcisse and Alex Owre. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Zieti: Amid Brutal Conflict, A Musical Friendship Survives

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Hugh Masekela: Wedding Songs That Don't Sound Blue

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Carnaval In Uruguay: Choir Competitions In The Streets

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"Don't force it, give up!" reads the t-shirt of a protester during a rally opposing President Abdoulaye Wade's bid for a third term. The slogan comes from Y'en A Marre's signature song, "Abdoulaye, Faux! Pas Force."s opposed to President Abdoulaye Wade running for a third term Tanya Bindra/AP Photo hide caption

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'Enough Is Enough,' Say Senegalese Rappers

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Joan Soriano: Tiny Desk Concert

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