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Rodrigo Amarante performs a Tiny Desk Concert. Sarah Tilotta/NPR hide caption

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About 350 musicians and even more spectators gathered on the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library on June 21 for the NPR Music-commissioned premiere of Sunny Jain's 100+ BPM. Polina Yamshchikov for NPR hide caption

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Yasmine Hamdan performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in April 2014. Jim Tuttle/NPR hide caption

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Rodrigo y Gabriela in a scene from their new video for the song "The Russian Messenger." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sandeep Das, Shane Shanahan, Mark Suter and Joseph Gramley, percussionists in the Silk Road Ensemble, perform at ACME Studio in Brooklyn, New York, for a Field Recordings video shoot. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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