A Sure-Footed Collection Of 'African Blues'

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Third World In Concert

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'Marley': A History On Film Of The Man Turned 'Legend'

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Latin Roots: The Lasting Fad Of Boogaloo

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From Dominican Roots, Bachata Is Here To Stay

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Mysterium Tremendum

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Anoushka Shankar: A Sitar Player In Andalusia

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Soweto Gospel Choir: Tiny Desk Concert

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Sakar Khan with his kamancha in his home in Hamira, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. He's passed his favorite kamancha — the one he got from his father — to his son, Darra. But this one plays just fine, if he's the guy playing it. Michael Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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Indian Record Label Hits The Road To Save Traditional Music

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