Thomas Mapfumo performs on stage during Live 8, Africa Calling, in 2005. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption

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Tuareg blues and griot guitar meet virtuoso percussion on Zoy Zoy, the latest album from the Niger band Tal National. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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From Four Different Corners Of Africa, Four Bold New Albums

DJ Betto Arcos spins soulful songs from a prison in Malawi, dance music from Congo and more.

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In his long career, 76-year-old Uruguayan violinist Federico Britos has played with many of the top jazz artists in the U.S. and Latin America. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cambodian band Baksei Cham Krong. Mol Kamach/Courtesy of Argot Pictures hide caption

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Marco Ambrosini and Jean-Louis Matinier, who respectively hail from Italy and France, are among Betto Arcos' favorite musicians currently testing the sonic limits of the accordion. Daniel Vass /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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DJ Betto Arcos Spices Up The Accordion

The Global Village host is back with a stack of music that tests the sonic limits of the squeezebox.

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