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In South Africa, A Reggae Legacy Lives On

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Baba Salah at his home in Bamako, Mali. On his new album, Dangay, he calls attention to what he describes as human-rights violations in the north. Ed Alcock/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Baba Salah: A Malian Musician Speaks To His Nation's Displaced

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Molotov, Live In Concert: SXSW 2013

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Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill: Tiny Desk Concert

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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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Zuoxiao Zuzhou performing at his first concert in Beijing in two years on Jan. 18. Yao Lei/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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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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