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Read Latin Roots: New Music From Cuba WXPN

June 26, 2014 – Judy Cantor-Navas describes how the end of a cultural embargo made music better in Cuba and beyond. WXPN


Susheela Raman, a London-based singer who draws upon her Indian roots.

Read Latitudes: International Music You Must Hear In June

June 26, 2014 – Unlikely marriages (J-pop and metal? K-pop and hip-hop?) and a case of intoxicated ecstasy.


Hundreds of musicians descended upon an iconic New York city spot to perform.

Watch Making Joyful Noise At Make Music New York 2014

June 22, 2014 – What do you get when hundreds of musicians gather in Brooklyn to perform a joyful new song? Bliss.

Paul Van Haver, better known as Stromae, has already captured the European music market. Now, he's setting his sights on the U.S.

Watch A Global Star In The Making, Set To Touch Down In The U.S.

June 19, 2014 – Stromae captured Europe in 2009. Now, he hopes to ride a wave of hits across the Atlantic.


The 2014 FIFA World Cup runs from June 12 to July 13.

Read Latin Roots: Music Of The World Cup WXPN

June 12, 2014 – Hear Judy Cantor-Navas explain why the World Cup's official music has been a source of controversy. WXPN


Hassan Hakmoun and his band play for a Field Recording video shoot at Widow Jane's Mine in Rosendale, NY in April 2014.

Watch On A Magical Mystery Tour With Hassan Hakmoun

June 11, 2014 – When a Moroccan-based band went on a mysterious road trip, we just had to come along.

The Brooklyn band Slavic Soul Party! combines Balkan brass with funk and jazz.

Read Balkan Brass Band Favorites From 'Global Village'

June 7, 2014 – From funk and jazz to circus music, hear world-music DJ Betto Arcos' globe-spanning picks.


"She has like a complete vision of music," Fernandez Miró (left) says of Silvia Perez Cruz. "She's not thinking just about vocals, about the voice. She's thinking about everything."

Watch A Catalan Singer With Many Brave And Treacherous Stories To Tell

June 7, 2014 – "The song has to have a story that I believe in and I can make my own," Silvia Perez Cruz says.


Popcaan's new album, Where We Come From, comes out June 10.

Read First Listen: Popcaan, 'Where We Come From'

June 6, 2014 – The dancehall singer's proclivity for the positive is him using his success to stay connected.

Sergio Mendoza performs for a Field Recording in Austin, Texas.

Watch Coffee And Mambo With Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta

June 4, 2014 – Mendoza and his band perform a brilliant mix of "indie mambo," cumbia, ranchera and psychedelia.

Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté from Mali.

Read Latitudes: The International Music You Need To Hear Now

May 29, 2014 – From feel-good anthems to Maya Angelou singing calypso, five must-hear songs of the moment.

Yasmine Hamdan performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in April 2014.

Watch Yasmine Hamdan: Tiny Desk Concert

May 24, 2014 – The Lebanese singer-songwriter is one of the most groundbreaking musicians in the Middle East.


Sunny Jain at the Brooklyn Public Library.

Watch Saturday: Play A World Premiere In Brooklyn

May 22, 2014 – We commissioned a new song from Sunny Jain of Red Baraat. Here's the music to get you practicing.


Seun Kuti & Egypt 80's new album, A Long Way to the Beginning, comes out May 27.

Read First Listen: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, 'A Long Way To The Beginning'

May 18, 2014 – Fela Kuti's youngest son brings the fury, funk and sweat of Afrobeat to bear down on the present.

Composer and drummer Sunny Jain, the founder of Red Baraat, is writing 100 BPM as a commission from NPR Music.

Watch Come Make Some Noise With Us In Brooklyn On June 21st!

May 15, 2014 – Come play in a world premiere at the iconic Brooklyn Public Library as part of Make Music New York.

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