Buika's new album, La Noche Más Larga, comes out June 4. Javi Rojo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Buika, 'La Noche Más Larga'

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The Toronto band Kobo Town plays a mix of old-school calypso, ska and West Indian styles. Paul Wright/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kobo Town: A Haunted 'Jukebox' Filled With Caribbean Sounds

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M R Shajarian performs a Tiny Desk Concert in March 2013. Marie McGrory/Marie McGrory/NPR hide caption

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Los Angeles' Las Cafeteras recorded a version of the classic son jarocho song "La Bamba." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Listen To Latin Roots: Son Jarocho

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A Funky-Fresh Sound From Somalia, With A Political History

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Baaba Maal On Mountain Stage

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The Miami group Tiempo Libre combines hip-hop, R&B, rock and pan-Latin sounds to create a distinctive version of Cuban party music known as timba. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Cuban Sounds Rooted In Tradition From 'Global Village'

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A Chinese and a North Korean embrace in a pledge of everlasting (political) love. From Raid on the White Tiger Regiment, 1971. Zhang Yaxin/Courtesy of the see+ Gallery, Beijing, and the Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto. hide caption

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Take Me to the Dance is the latest album from Freshlyground. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Freshlyground: Polished African Pop On The Global Dance Floor

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Cafe Tacvba performs at the NPR Music 2013 SXSW Showcase at Stubb's on Wednesday March 13, 2013. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Café Tacvba, Live In Concert: SXSW 2013

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Guest DJ: La Vida Boheme Spins An Essential Venezuelan Soundtrack

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Bombino: A Desert Rock 'Nomad' Rolls Into Nashville

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