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Watch A Buoyant, Bubbly New Video From Ibeyi

The French-Cuban duo has released a sunny new song, "Away Away," in advance of their sophomore album.

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Mountain Stage

Pink Martini On Mountain Stage

The international sensation brings its multilingual, multi-genre repertoire back to Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Clay Center in Charleston, W.Va.

Pink Martini On Mountain Stage

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SXSW Music Festival

DakhaBrakha's Lullaby Reminds Us There's A Time For Everything

Watch the utterly unique Ukranian band play a quiet, contemplative lullaby that reminds us that we have "time to laugh and cry, time to live and die."

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Tiny Desk

Tiny Desk Special Edition: Red Baraat's Holi Celebration

The Brooklyn bhangra band come to the Tiny Desk in celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of color that welcomes the coming of spring.

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Music Videos

First Watch: Emel Mathlouthi, 'Lost'

A powerful Tunisian singer, now based in New York, gives new voice to our turbulent times. She frames her sweet sound with dark, moody electronics that suit the jittery feeling of right now.

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globalFEST

In Joyful Harmonies, A Band From Venezuela Taps Into Their African Roots

The clarion-voiced Afro-Venezuelan singer Betsayda Machado and her band are just beginning to tour internationally. Hear them in their New York City debut at globalFEST in January.

Betsayda Machado y Parranda El Clavo, Live In Concert

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All Songs TV

With The Wu-Force, Watch An Age-Old Story Unfold From A Phone Screen

The Wu-Force's Wu Fei, Abigail Washburn and Kai Welch borrow a motif from Pixies' "Where Is My Mind" to soundtrack an inventive video for "Paper Lanterns."

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Favorite Sessions

Angélique Kidjo, 'Shango Wa' (Live)

KCRW

The internationally celebrated musical force brings her tireless energy to KCRW's studio.

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Favorite Sessions

Ziggy Marley, 'Start It Up' (Live)

KCRW

The reggae musician recently played a career-spanning set for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, including this hopeful, political song from his newest album.

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Favorite Sessions

Imarhan, 'Tarha Tadagh' (Live)

KCRW

Watch the Algerian band with ties to Tinariwen play "Tarha Tadagh" live for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.