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Red Baraat.

Read Song Premiere: Red Baraat, 'Shruggy Ji'

October 25, 2012 – The Brooklyn nine-piece dance band's new single was inspired by D.C.'s beat-heavy go-go music.


Cafe Tacvba members Ruben Albarran, Enrique "Quique" Rangel Arroyo, Jose Alfredo Rangel Arroyo and Emmanuel "Meme" del Real Diaz.

Listen Behind The Scenes With Cafe Tacvba

October 25, 2012 – Members of the iconic Mexican band pay a visit to Alt.Latino to discuss their terrific new album.


Illustrated by Kristiana Parn, the booklet for Rabbit Days and Dumplings contains notes about each song and its East Asian origins, written by Elena Moon Park.

Read 'Dumplings' And Bunnies: Asian Folk Songs For Kids

October 19, 2012 – Rabbit Days and Dumplings is a collection of traditional songs from Elena Moon Park and friends.


Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang.

Read Janka Nabay And The Bubu Gang On World Cafe WXPN

October 17, 2012 – The band just released its debut album, En Yay Sah, which mixes bubu and electronic dance music. WXPN


Debo Band.

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October 10, 2012 – With its Ethiopian roots, the group infuses its worldly sound with funk, R&B, rock and brass music.


Pakistani pop singer Shehzad Roy (right) sings for teenage prisoners at a prison in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2008. Known originally for fluffy pop songs, Roy's music has taken a harder, more political edge, protesting injustice in Pakistan.

Watch Pakistan Heartthrob Trades Pop For Political Protest

October 4, 2012 – Shehzad Roy says charitable work in poor public schools opened his eyes to injustice in Pakistan.


Pedro Martinez performs at Juilliard.

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October 4, 2012 – Catalina Maria Johnson returns to World Cafe for a segment about a unique cultural blend. WXPN


Las Cafeteras, from Los Angeles, have made their own version of the classic son jarocho song "La Bamba."

Read Son Jarocho, The Sound Of Veracruz

September 30, 2012 – Betto Arcos says the style of music is vibrant because it comes from the Caribbean side of Mexico.


The Analog Players Society was assembled by a producer and percussionist in his mid-30s who calls himself Amon.

Read Analog Players Society: A Party Cooked Up In A Studio

September 25, 2012 – Hurricane Season in Brooklyn is jaunty, even rollicking, with African rhythms and accents.


KCRW Presents: Antibalas

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September 19, 2012 – The 11-piece Afrobeat collective brings the heat to KCRW with a live performance of "Dirty Money." KCRW


Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Celtic Show Bands

September 19, 2012 – Hear big-band style brass sections and other instrumental combinations.


Sidi Toure.

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September 18, 2012 – The Songhai singer-songwriter pays tribute to his hometown of Gao, Mali, on his newest album, Koima. WXPN



Watch International Hits: Keep Summer Alive With 'Tacata'

September 17, 2012 – The happily inane dance song conquered Scandinavia and Italy before taking over Spain.

Tabla player and concert organizer Samir Chatterjee plays alongside flutist Ronu Majumdar at Chhandayan's annual all-night concert in New York City in May.

Read Another Reason To Skip Sleep: Indian Classical Music

September 13, 2012 – These New York City concerts last until dawn, with music meant for specific times of day and night.


Sauti Sol has become the most popular band in Kenya.

Read Sauti Sol: Native Sons Sing Straight To Kenya's Youth

September 8, 2012 – In a scene led by party music, Kenya's most popular band has a message that cuts through the noise.


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