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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.

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

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Pedro Martinez performs at Juilliard.

Read Latin Roots: Cuban Rumba WXPN

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

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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.

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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.

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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

Skolvan

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Celtic Show Bands

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

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Sidi Toure.

Read Sidi Toure On World Cafe WXPN

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

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Tacabro.

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.

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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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