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Devo meets Davy Crockett: a member of the furry-hatted Ukrainian "folk-punk" band DakhaBrakha onstage Sunday during globalFEST at New York's Webster Hall.

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January 16, 2014 – A smartphone can bring you music from anywhere, but it's great to sample international acts live.

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KiT, or Kuenta i Tambu — "Stories and Drums" — takes music from the Caribbean island of Curaçao, merges it with European dance-floor music and kicks it all into high, sweaty gear.

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January 16, 2014 – Hear what happens when punk-pop collides with Ukrainian folk, and more highlights from globalFEST.

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The Wu Force, captured in an illustration by Michael Arthur.

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January 16, 2014 – Artist Michael Arthur forgoes photography to record live concerts with stunning illustrations.

Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan brought her cool, underground electro-pop to globalFEST at Webster Hall in New York City on Jan. 12, 2014.

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January 16, 2014 – Hear a beguiling singer from Lebanon wed French indie-pop with the Beirut underground.

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Banjo master Abigail Washburn, part of an Appalachian-Chinese mash-up called The Wu Force, performs at New York City's Webster Hall as a part of globalFEST on Jan. 12, 2014.

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January 16, 2014 – Hear a brand-new band merge Appalachian folk and a punk sensibility with traditional Chinese music.

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Mexican vocalist Salvador Duran's rich baritone was at the front and center of Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta at New York City's Webster Hall during globalFEST on January 12, 2014.

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January 16, 2014 – Hear a band from Arizona splice together mambo (by way of Mexico) with psychedelic cumbia.

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Mauritanian artist Noura Mint Seymali performs at New York City's Webster Hall during globalFEST on Jan. 12, 2014.

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January 16, 2014 – With her smoky-rich voice, this Mauritanian griot artist tips toward reggae, flamenco and rock.

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Roël Calister and Diamanta von Lieschdeck from Amsterdam's KiT, blending music from Curaçao with house and hip-hop, perform onstage during globalFEST at Webster Hall in New York City on Jan. 12, 2014.

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January 16, 2014 – Hear the young band from Amsterdam cram Afro-Caribbean carnival music with electronic dance sounds.

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Moroccan gnawa singer and instrumentalist Hassan Hakmoun, performing live at globalFEST at New York City's Webster Hall on January 12, 2014.

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January 16, 2014 – Hear a gifted Moroccan musician as he joyfully merges African polyrhythms and soulful singing.

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Members of Romania's Fanfare Ciocarlia perform a blazing set during globalFEST at New York City's Webster Hall on Jan. 12, 2014.

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January 16, 2014 – Hear Romania's mighty, oversized brass band provide supercharged fuel for a live crowd.

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The Ukrainian "punk-folk" band DakhaBrakha brought its singular style to globalFEST at Webster Hall in New York City on Jan. 12, 2014.

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January 16, 2014 – The group mixes punk-pop and traditional Ukrainian songs in cool yet beguiling textures.

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Playing a single-stringed guitar, the Jamaican artist Brushy One String held court in the intimate Studio space at New York City's Webster Hall during globalFEST on Jan. 12, 2014.

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January 16, 2014 – A guitarist takes his single-stringed instrument from rural Jamaica to his New York debut.

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Vocalists Shourov Bhattacharya and Parvyn Singh from The Bombay Royale, performing live Sunday during globalFEST at Webster Hall in New York City.

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January 16, 2014 – Meet a band that crams vintage Bollywood, 1960s surf and blazing brass into a giddy new sound.

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Congolese-Belgian artist Baloji started his globalFEST set at New York City's Webster Hall on Jan. 12, 2014 in high fashion — but by the end, he was working hard in rolled-up shirtsleeves.

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January 16, 2014 – A Congolese-Belgian hip-hop artist pairs lilting African soukous with the swagger of American soul.

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The Stooges Brass Band performs live at globalFEST 2013.

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January 16, 2013 – Hear the hip-hop, funk and R&B brass band, recorded live at New York City's Webster Hall.

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