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King Sunny Ade performs at the Prospect Bandshell for Celebrate Brooklyn's Africa Day. Banning Eyre hide caption

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In 1991, Sukhbaatar Amarmandakh, known as Amraa, started the country's first techno rap band, Har Sarnai, or Black Rose. Shown here in Ulan Bator, the Mongolian capital, Amraa incorporates Mongolian musical traditions into his hip-hop songs. Ariana Lindquist for NPR hide caption

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