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Rodrigo y Gabriela, 'The Russian Messenger'

The duo's latest video is a no-frills performance showcasing their phenomenal guitar work.

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Fanfare Ciocarlia

The joyous Balkan brass band plays at a pace that would make the Ramones burst into a sweat.

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.

Debashish Bhattacharya performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in September 2013. Chloe Coleman/Chloe Coleman/NPR hide caption

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Debashish Bhattacharya

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