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Listen It's A Trap! 7 New Songs That Will Capture You

January 24, 2013 – This week's episode of Alt.Latino is all about shining a light on unusual and stunning vocalists.

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Sunny Jain (center, with drum) leads Red Baraat. The band's latest album, Shruggy Ji, came out this month.

Read Red Baraat: A Bhangra-Powered Party Starter

January 20, 2013 – Bandleader Sunny Jain discusses the group's new album and its sweaty, explosive live shows.

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Fatoumata Diawara and some of her musical collaborators on "Voices United for Mali" at a press conference held in Bamako, Mali on Jan. 17, 2013.

Watch Watch A Supergroup From Mali Sing For Peace

January 18, 2013 – In a new song, 40 top musicians from Mali demand peace for their shattering country.

Mucca Pazza

Read Discoveries From globalFEST 2013

January 16, 2013 – Hear some of the amazing bands we discovered at the most recent world-music festival globalFEST.

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Kayhan Kalhaor and Erdal Erzincan perform live for globalFEST 2013.

Listen Kayhan Kalhor & Erdal Erzincan: globalFEST 2013

January 16, 2013 – Iran's Kayhan Kalhor joins Turkish artist Erdal Erzincan for an intimate performance in New York.

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Guitarist Stephane Wrembel performs live at globalFEST 2013.

Listen Stephane Wrembel: globalFEST 2013

January 16, 2013 – Hear the jazz guitarist and his band, recorded live in concert from New York City's Webster Hall.

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Lo'Jo performs live at globalFEST 2013.

Listen Lo'Jo: globalFEST 2013

January 16, 2013 – Hear the French worldbeat group, recorded live in concert from New York City's Webster Hall.

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Christine Salem performs live at globalFEST 2013.

Watch Christine Salem: globalFEST 2013

January 16, 2013 – Watch an extraordinary singer from a tiny island, recorded live at Webster Hall in New York City.

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La Shica performs live at Webster Hall in New York City for globalFEST 2013.

Listen La Shica: globalFEST 2013

January 16, 2013 – Hear the nuevo flamenco group from Madrid, recorded live from New York City's Webster Hall.

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Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi performs live at globalFEST 2013.

Watch Oliver Mtukudzi And The Black Spirits: globalFEST 2013

January 16, 2013 – Hear one of Zimbabwe's greatest artists, recorded live in concert with his band The Black Spirits.

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One of Fatoumata Diawara's backup singers and dancers, performing live at globalFEST 2013.

Watch Fatoumata Diawara: globalFEST 2013

January 16, 2013 – Hear the Malian singer and actor, recorded live in concert from Webster Hall in New York City.

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Muthoni the Drummer Queen, aka The Bauss Lady.

Watch The Drummer Queen Who Runs Nairobi Dancefloors

January 14, 2013 – She and her plus one haul the nightlife into the day, flip-flopping languages and stalking the beat.

Read 'Global Village' Presents New Sounds From Spain

January 13, 2013 – Betto Arcos visits weekends on All Things Considered to spin some of his favorite new Spanish music.

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Rapper Amkoullel had one of his songs banned by Mali's government, which controls the southern part of the country. It's even worse in the north, where militants linked to al-Qaida have outlawed virtually all music.

Read Despite Censorship, Mali's Musicians Play On

January 8, 2013 – Militants linked to al-Qaida have banned music from the northern part of the country.

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Antibalas was founded in 1998 by baritone sax player Martin Perna (far right, in hat) and is fronted by singer-percussionist Amayo (center, in head wrap). The group has seen many lineup changes in its decade and a half together.

Read Antibalas: Cooking Up Afrobeat In A Sweltering Kitchen

January 6, 2013 – The band relies on two things to play well: tropical temperatures and a relaxed pace.

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