Afro-Venezuelan singer Betsayda Machado, performing at globalFEST in New York City in January. Kevin Yatarola/Courtesy of globalFEST hide caption

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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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Congolese-Belgian artist Baloji started his globalFEST set at New York City's Webster Hall on Jan. 12, 2014 in high fashion — but by the end, he was working hard in rolled-up shirtsleeves. Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

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globalFEST

Enjoy a wide range of international talent captured live from Webster Hall in New York City.

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Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel brings the Tiny Desk three alluring and powerful songs.

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Esmé Patterson

Esmé Patterson has dropped the banjos and folk from her previous project Paper Bird, and in their place are electric guitars and a backing band worth getting behind.

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Run The Jewels

Killer Mike and El-P continue to out-muse each other in a supergroup that somehow seems to get better, louder, and more pertinent since their start in 2013.

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D.R.A.M.

The rapper/singer activates his signature smile and bounces through highlights from his catalog.

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Gallant

The rising R&B star performs three falsetto-drenched highlights from his 2016 debut, Ology.

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Miramar

Watch the Virginia band sweep the NPR crowd off its feet with a collection of exquisite boleros.

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Jazz Night In America: The Radio Program

Marilyn Maye: The Queen Of Cabaret

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One of our greatest living songbook singers plays a set full of insight, warmth and puckish whimsy.

Marilyn Maye: The Queen Of Cabaret

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