Less than a year after Agua de Pozo, Caribbean musician Alex Cuba is releasing a new, self-titled album. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Regina Carter says she's drawn to the dark, lower-pitched registers of the violin. Rahav Segev hide caption

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Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen's latest album is titled Secret Agent. Bernard Benant hide caption

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An unlikely candidate for mainstream success, Gyptian's "Hold Yuh" has brought Jamaican music to American radios. Marvin Bartley hide caption

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Radmilla Cody and her grandmother, photographed in 2006. John Running/Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian hide caption

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