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SMOD performs during globalFEST at New York City's Webster Hall on Jan. 8.

Listen SMOD: globalFEST 2012

January 10, 2012 – Hear the new, groove-based Malian hip-hop group, produced by Manu Chao, live in concert.


Bombino performs at New York City's (Le) Poisson Rouge on Nov. 29.

Watch Bombino In Concert

November 29, 2011 – The blazing guitar phenomenon from Niger played live at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge.

Diego Garcia.

Listen Diego Garcia In Concert WXPN

September 23, 2011 – The songwriter performs intimate pop music that makes his personal musings feel universal. WXPN


Dengue Fever.

Listen Dengue Fever In Concert WXPN

June 10, 2011 – Hear the Cambodia-inspired rock band perform songs from its new album, Cannibal Courtship. WXPN


Bomba Estereo performing at Washington's Black Cat on May 5, 2011.

Listen Bomba Estereo In Concert

May 17, 2011 – Hear the popular Colombian electro-tropical band rock out in Washington, D.C.


Khaira Arby performs at The Parish in Austin, Texas.

Watch Khaira Arby, Live In Concert: SXSW 2011

March 17, 2011 – One of the living legends of Malian music, Khaira Arby is widely hailed as the queen of desert rock.


Colombian singer Juanes

Read Juanes Postpones Miami Concert To Avoid Anniversary

February 3, 2011 – His Miami show would have coincided with the anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion.

Red Baraat

Listen Red Baraat: globalFEST 2011

January 18, 2011 – Hear Red Baraat and their unique bhangra-gone-brass sound from globalFEST 2011.


Pedrito Martinez Group performing at globalFEST 2011.

Listen Pedrito Martinez: globalFEST 2011

January 18, 2011 – Hear the Pedrito Martinez Group live at globalFEST 2011 in New York.


Ballaké Sissoko And Vincent Segal

Listen Ballaké Sissoko And Vincent Segal: globalFEST 2011

January 18, 2011 – Hear Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal combine the sound of a kora and a cello at globalFEST 2011.


Diblo Dibala

Listen Diblo Dibala: globalFEST 2011

January 18, 2011 – Hear Congolese guitarist Diblo Dibala get the audience dancing at globalFEST 2011.


Aurelio Garifuna Soul

Listen Aurelio And Garifuna Soul: globalFEST 2011

January 18, 2011 – Hear Aurelio Martinez and the band re-imagine Garifuna musical tradition at globalFEST 2011.


Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole

Listen Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole: globalFEST 2011

January 18, 2011 – Listen to the young Hawaiian performer's take on old cultural traditions at globalFEST 2011.



Listen Novalima: globalFEST 2011

January 18, 2011 – Hear Novalima mix their Afro-Peruvian roots with modern dance beats at globalFEST 2011.



Listen La-33: globalFEST 2011

January 18, 2011 – Hear La-33's innovative brand of salsa infused with jazz and ska at globalFEST 2011.


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