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First Watch: Emel Mathlouthi, 'Lost'

A Tunisian singer, now based in New York, gives voice to turbulent times.

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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 borrows a motif from Pixies to soundtrack an inventive video for "Paper Lanterns."

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Favorite Sessions

Angélique Kidjo, 'Shango Wa' (Live)

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

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Ziggy Marley, 'Start It Up' (Live)

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In KCRW's studio, the reggae musician performs a hopeful, political song from his newest album.

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Imarhan, 'Tarha Tadagh' (Live)

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Watch the Tuareg rock band with ties to Tinariwen play "Tarha Tadagh" live for KCRW.

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Tinariwen, 'Tin Ihlan' (Live)

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Watch the groundbreaking Tuareg band perform a nighttime set in the Oregon woods.

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SXSW Music Festival

South X Lullaby: A-WA

Sung in gorgeous and haunting three-part harmony, it's a song about a love that hurts.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo, 'Homeless' (Live)

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The beloved South African mbube group, now led by founder Joseph Shabalala's son, performs for KEXP.

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Rodrigo Amarante, 'Maná' (Live)

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The Brazilian singer performs an upbeat song on a stage made of branches at Pickathon in Oregon.