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Amadou And Mariam On World Cafe

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"Roman" by Mashrou' Leila is Lebanon's song of the summer. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hope, Rebellion And Empowerment: The Multifaceted Appeal Of Mashrou' Leila's 'Roman'

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Marina Satti and dancers rehearsing for the music video to "Mantissa," a "love song to yourself" that has become an anthem for young Greeks facing unemployment due to the debt crisis. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Greek Summer Hit Fills A Generation With Hope

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Björk

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Chinese boyband TFBoys' song "Go!AMIGO" is a big hit in China this summer. VCG/VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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TFBoys' 'Go!AMIGO' Is A Summery Slice Of Pop Propaganda

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The late Dr. G Yunupingu performing in Melbourne, Australia in 2008. In accordance with Aboriginal custom, his family and record label have requested that no photos of his face be used. Kristian Dowling/Getty Images hide caption

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For Mogoya, her first album in eight years, Oumou Sangaré enlisted young Swedish and French producers to help rejuvenate her sound. Benoit Peverelli/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mali's Oumou Sangaré Keeps Speaking Out On 'Mogoya'

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South African legend Miriam Makeba performing at Zaire 74. The performances of the African artists on the 1974 music festival's lineup have been unearthed for a new live album. Courtesy of Stewart Levine hide caption

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Before The Rumble In The Jungle, Music Rang Out At Zaire 74

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