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The king of Latin pop, Mexico's Juan Gabriel, dies

A pop performer known for his flamboyancy on stage, prolific songwriting and bestselling tunes, Juan Gabriel died over the weekend of a heart attack. He was 66.

The king of Latin pop, Mexico's Juan Gabriel, dies

Three killer tracks out of Brazil that you missed during the Olympics

Did the Olympics whet your appetite for Brazilian music?

Three killer tracks out of Brazil that you missed during the Olympics

Cameroon's 'Golden Voice' struck gold when he won a green card

Cameroon musician Moken won the green card lottery in 1996. Since his move to the US, he's attended design college in Detroit, launched a line of shoes, and this year released his debut CD, "Chapters of My Life."

Cameroon's 'Golden Voice' struck gold when he won a green card

With DJ Netsky in the house in Rio, it's a party!

Netsky is the "musical ambassador" for Belgium's Olympic athletes. The Belgian producer and DJ is in Rio to motivate the athletes and get them pumped.

With DJ Netsky in the house in Rio, it's a party!

The guy who sings that 'once I was 7 years old' song has a crazy life story

Christiania is a community in the center of Copenhagen. Musician Lukas Forchhammer grew up there in the '90s, at a time when there were no cars or streetlights and a toilet and running water were considered luxuries. Still, Lukas says Christiania had a "utopian vibe" and it helped shape the young man he is today. Lukas now fronts his band Lukas Graham; a band with a string of international hits.

The guy who sings that 'once I was 7 years old' song has a crazy life story

This punk band uses English to get across — to some — their feminist message

PreMenstrual Syndrome says English makes it easier to push the envelope in socially conservative Albania. But is the message lost in the process?

This punk band uses English to get across — to some — their feminist message

The Brazilian music you should be listening to during the 2016 Olympics

The countdown to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio has begun.

The Brazilian music you should be listening to during the 2016 Olympics

Silvio Rodríguez has been playing secret free concerts in poor Cuban neighborhoods for years

Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez does pop-up concerts in poor neighborhoods throughout Cuba. But he doesn't want the media to know that.

Silvio Rodríguez has been playing secret free concerts in poor Cuban neighborhoods for years

These African and Scandinavian musicians create sweet sounds in Copenhagen

Inside Café Blå Time, which means "Blue Hour" café in Danish, a crowd gathered to watch a line-up of international musicians during the Copenhagen Jazz Festival.

These African and Scandinavian musicians create sweet sounds in Copenhagen

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