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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.


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.

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



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.


Los Tigres Del Norte.

Read Latin Roots: The Politics Of Music WXPN

September 6, 2012 – Ozomatli singer Raul Pacheco shares the views that shape Latin music, personally and in general. WXPN

Luciana Souza has two new albums out, Duos III and The Book of Chet.

Read Luciana Souza: From Bossa Nova To Chet Baker

August 31, 2012 – The Brazilian singer's two new albums of cover songs explore her love of both jazz and bossa nova.


Every year at the Panorama Competition in Brooklyn, massive steel-pan orchestras perform virtuosic arrangements of calypso songs.

Read Bang On A Pan: Steel-Drum Orchestras Ready For Battle

August 31, 2012 – Brooklyn's annual Panorama Competition sees massive Caribbean-style steel bands coming together.


Carreg Lafar

Listen Thistle and Shamrock: A Broader Canvas

August 29, 2012 – Follow the Celtic music trail to Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Galicia, Asturias, Wales and Brittany.


Brazilian samba musician Jorge Ben.

Read Latin Roots: From Africa To Brazil, The Story Of Samba WXPN

August 23, 2012 – Grammy award-winning Latin music producer Aaron Levinson talks about the traditions of samba music. WXPN


Ruben Albarran of Cafe Tacuba

Listen This Ain't A Love Song: Seven Musicians Who Break Cliches

August 23, 2012 – This week we bring you new songs that move past the usual themes of love and lust.


Forced into exile from Sierra Leone, Janka Nabay (left of center) now makes his mysterious, mesmerizing music in Brooklyn.

Watch Janka Nabay: The King Of Bubu Music

August 21, 2012 – Forced into exile from Sierra Leone, Nabay now makes his mysterious, mesmerizing music in Brooklyn.


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