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Tiny Desk

Cheick Hamala Diabate

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

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Tiny Desk

Mohammad Reza Shajarian

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

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SXSW Music Festival

Café Tacvba, Live In Concert

Watch one of Mexico's most popular bands bust out its latest dance-rock jams at Stubb's in Austin.

Front Row


Watch the eight-piece band perform "Duro y Parejo" to a huge crowd at Auditorium Shores for SXSW.

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Tiny Desk

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill

Watch one of the best fiddlers on the planet and a subtle guitar master work their magic.

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