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In Joyful Harmonies, A Band From Venezuela Taps Into Their African Roots

The clarion-voiced Afro-Venezuelan singer Betsayda Machado and her band are just beginning to tour internationally. Hear them in their New York City debut at globalFEST in January.

Betsayda Machado y Parranda El Clavo, Live In Concert

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Tiny Desk

Mashrou' Leila

A rock band from Beirut performs songs that mix hedonism and hyper-literate lyrics.

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Tiny Desk

Sam Lee

The singer found his voice by finding and preserving old British, Irish and Scottish folk songs.

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Tiny Desk

Camané

A star in his native Portugal, Camané evokes melancholy with a silky baritone and elegant phrasing.

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Tiny Desk

DakhaBrakha

The Ukrainian acoustic quartet's music encompasses sounds and rhythms from around the world.

Stromae proved to the audience at Stubb's in Austin why he's a major star just about everywhere but the U.S. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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SXSW Music Festival

Stromae, Live In Concert: SXSW 2015

Watch the international superstar perform for a legion of rhapsodic fans at our SXSW showcase.

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Mountain Stage

Angélique Kidjo On Mountain Stage

The Benin-born artist has been called "the undisputed queen of African music."

Angélique Kidjo On Mountain Stage

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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. Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

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Front Row

Yasmine Hamdan: globalFEST 2014

Hear a beguiling singer from Lebanon wed French indie-pop with the Beirut underground.

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. Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

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The Wu-Force 2014

Hear a brand-new band merge Appalachian folk and a punk sensibility with traditional Chinese music.

The Wu-Force: globalFEST 2014

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