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World Concerts

Cedric Wilson

Listen Cedric Watson In Concert: GlobalFEST 2010

January 19, 2010 – Hear Watson's gripping zydeco music, recorded live at New York City's GlobalFEST on Jan. 10.

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Alif Naaba

Listen Alif Naaba In Concert: GlobalFEST 2010

January 19, 2010 – Naaba opened GlobalFEST 2010 in New York City on Jan. 10, and his was a welcoming voice.

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Nguyen Le

Listen Nguyen Le In Concert: GlobalFEST 2010

January 19, 2010 – Saiyuki, Japanese for "journey to the west," is the title of Nguyen Le's latest project.

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Listen Son De Madera On Mountain Stage

December 31, 2009 – Son de Madera performs arrangements of traditional Mexican songs in the Son Jarocho style.

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Listen Quetzal On Mountain Stage

December 29, 2009 – The Los Angeles-based Chicano band Quetzal performs its boundary-pushing, bilingual music.

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Listen A Paul Winter Solstice Concert 2009

December 18, 2009 – The saxophonist and world-music ambassador presents the 2009 edition of his dance and music special.

Listen Vieux Farka Toure: Acoustic At Bumbershoot KEXP

October 13, 2009 – At Bumbershoot, Vieux Farka Toure performed an acoustic set of his desert blues music. KEXP

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Watch Rodrigo y Gabriela: Tiny Desk Concert

October 10, 2009 – The duo's new album pays tribute to the pair's heroes, such as Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana.

Listen globalFEST: Calypso Rose, Caribbean Diva WNYC

August 25, 2009 – Calypso Rose closed out globalFEST with the vintage dance music of her Caribbean home. WNYC

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Listen globalFEST: L&O's Songs From The Old World WNYC

August 25, 2009 – The husband-and-wife duo brings the old-world charm of French chanson to globalFEST. WNYC

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Listen globalFEST: Marcio Local's Rio-Style Funk WNYC

August 25, 2009 – Marcio Local, a big name on Rio's funk scene, brings his electronics-laden samba-funk to globalFEST. WNYC

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Listen King Sunny Ade: The Chairman In Concert KEXP

July 2, 2009 – The Nigerian musician brings his animated band to Seattle for an exciting show of juju music. KEXP

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Listen Bartok: From The Fields To The Concert Hall WGBH

May 6, 2009 – A classical string quartet joins a Hungarian folk band to pay homage to Bela Bartok in concert. WGBH

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Listen SXSW 2009: K'Naan

March 19, 2009 – The Somali-born rapper performed at NPR's SXSW day party, playing songs from Troubadour.

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Listen Shanbehzadeh Ensemble: Iranian Dance Music WNYC

January 27, 2009 – The duo unfurled a mesmerizing set of what might be called the hidden Afro-Persian tradition. WNYC

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