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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Yasmine Hamdan: globalFEST 2014

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

The Ukrainian "punk-folk" band DakhaBrakha brought its singular style to globalFEST at Webster Hall in New York City on Jan. 12, 2014. Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

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DakhaBrakha: globalFEST 2014

The group mixes punk-pop and traditional Ukrainian songs in cool yet beguiling textures.

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. Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

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Baloji: globalFEST 2014

A Congolese-Belgian hip-hop artist pairs lilting African soukous with the swagger of American soul.

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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.

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

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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.