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Every year at the Panorama Competition in Brooklyn, massive steel-pan orchestras perform virtuosic arrangements of calypso songs. /iStockPhoto hide caption

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Latin Roots: From Africa To Brazil, The Story Of Samba

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Forced into exile from Sierra Leone, Janka Nabay (left of center) now makes his mysterious, mesmerizing music in Brooklyn. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Janka Nabay: The King Of Bubu Music

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Thomas Mapfumo wrote one of the most famous revolutionary songs, "Hokoyo." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Musicians Who Paid The Price Before Pussy Riot

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Brazil's Bonde Do Role is comprised of MCs Pedro D'Eyrot, Laura Taylor and Rodrigo Gorky. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Juanes: A Superstar Slows Down, Shifts Gears

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The debut album from Boston group Debo Band honors and updates the sound of "swinging Addis." Shawn Brackbill hide caption

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Debo Band: Ethiopian Funk, Reinvented

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Chavela Vargas, Legendary Ranchera Singer, Dies

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Reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff says the title of his new album, Rebirth, refers both to his own career and to humanity at large. Tom Sheehan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jimmy Cliff On Career 'Rebirth' And The Nature Of Success

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