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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Omar Souleyman performed during NPR Music's showcase at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

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October 20, 2013 – Watch America's favorite Syrian wedding singer perform with keyboardist Rizan Sa'id for NPR Music.

Bombino at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival

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July 30, 2013 – Bombino is a young, Niger-born Tuareg guitarist inspired by the wizardry of Saharan rock.

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Baaba Maal.

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May 2, 2013 – In this 1995 performance, one of Senegal's most influential artists showcases his unique sound.

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Cafe Tacvba performs at the NPR Music 2013 SXSW Showcase at Stubb's on Wednesday March 13, 2013.

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April 6, 2013 – Watch one of Mexico's most popular bands bust out its latest dance-rock jams at Stubb's in Austin.

Martin Ferres of Bajofondo performs live at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas, during SXSW.

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April 1, 2013 – Watch the eight-piece band perform "Duro y Parejo" to a huge crowd at Auditorium Shores for SXSW.

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