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Carnival season is already over in Trinidad and Tobago, but we're sure we're going to be seeing some wining to Machel Montano's "Ministry of Road" come Labor Day in New York. Getty Images Latin America hide caption

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Angélique Kidjo On Mountain Stage

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Angélique Kidjo On World Cafe

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The faithful follow penitentes — lay members of a Catholic brotherhood — to Mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz, N.M., on Holy Thursday in 2013. Brian Snyder/Reuters/Corbis hide caption

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In New Mexico, A Brotherhood Of Ancient Hymns

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Rupa and the April Fishes' latest release, Live at the Independent, was recorded in concert at a San Francisco Walk Against Rape fundraiser. Denis Beaumont/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Cross-Cultural Travels Of A Singing Doctor

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Haiti Direct: Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds, 1960-1978 Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Music Of Exile: Haiti During The Duvalier Years

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Sandeep Das, Shane Shanahan, Mark Suter and Joseph Gramley, percussionists in the Silk Road Ensemble, perform at ACME Studio in Brooklyn, New York, for a Field Recordings video shoot. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Yasmine Hamdan gained an underground following in Beirut with the electronic duo Soapkills. Her solo debut is infused with sounds from Paris, where she moved several years ago. Nadim Asfar/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Eastern Sounds Go West

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