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Debo Band: globalFEST 2012

Hear the Boston group's brassy interpretation of classic Ethiopian funk sounds live in concert.

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The Gloaming 2012

Hear a new project, featuring several top-notch Irish folk-music players, live in concert.

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Wang Li 2012

Hear this Chinese master of deeply felt and highly atmospheric music perform live in concert.

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The Silk Road Ensemble 2012

Hear the Ensemble's virtuoso musicians play a range of traditional instruments live in concert.

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BélO 2012

Hear BélO bring Caribbean undercurrents to socially conscious songs as he performs live in concert.

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Mayra Andrade 2012

Hear this engaging young singer, who hails from Cape Verde via France, live in concert.

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M.A.K.U. Sound System 2012

Hear M.A.K.U. Sound System's punk, funk and jazz (via Afro-Colombia and Queens) live in concert.

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Diogo Nogueira 2012

Hear the Brazilian singing (and soccer) sensation's smooth, Rio-style samba-canção live in concert.

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Zaz 2012

Hear Zaz's new-generation French chanson and gypsy swing style, performed live in concert.

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Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino 2012

Hear traditional sounds from southern Italy that had a live audience hopping — literally.

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