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Van-Anh Vanessa Vo

The musician unpacks an array of traditional Vietnamese instruments — and 1,000 years of culture.

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Christine Salem

Salem sings work songs and chants from the maloya tradition on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean.

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Debashish Bhattacharya

Bhattacharya draws on North Indian classical music, but blues also pours out of his stunning work.

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Omar Souleyman, Live In Concert

Watch America's favorite Syrian wedding singer perform with keyboardist Rizan Sa'id for NPR Music.

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Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi

The Zimbabwean legend performs songs from the mournful but celebratory Sarawoga for NPR Music.

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Cheick Hamala Diabate

The Malian musician and his band craft melodies and rhythms that cut across age and ethnicity.

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Mohammad Reza Shajarian

The 73-year-old Iranian icon unleashes torrents of swooping, soaring sound that elicit goosebumps.

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