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Souad Massi performs a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., on June 29, 2012.

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July 15, 2012 – A soulful yet steely singer-songwriter from Algeria charts her own course in these four songs.


Sauti Sol performs for a Field Recording on the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2012

Watch A Morning Walk With Sauti Sol

May 30, 2012 – The Afro-fusion quartet from Nairobi greets the Austin morning with a version of "Love or Leave."

Debo Band performs in Austin, Texas, during South by Southwest.

Watch Debo Band: Ethiopian Funk On A Muggy Afternoon

May 16, 2012 – Debo Band gives a rousing performance at Joe's Crab Shack in Austin during South by Southwest 2012.

The Soweto Gospel Choir performs a Tiny Desk Concert on February 14, 2011.

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April 16, 2012 – The group fuses the music of many Christian cultures, with nods to African songs of celebration.


Afro-Peruvian band Novalima performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Jan. 12, 2012.

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April 12, 2012 – At the NPR offices, the band plays in a lean, funky configuration that gets the room grooving along.


Amadou and Mariam perform at Shrine World Music Venue in Harlem, New York City.

Watch Amadou And Mariam: Finding Mali In Harlem

April 11, 2012 – Mali's breakout superstars perform an acoustic version of "Wily Kataso" at The Shrine in Harlem.

Kayhan Kalhor performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices in Washington D.C., on January 30, 2012.

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March 24, 2012 – A soulful master musician from Iran, Kalhor performs a beautiful improvisation at the NPR offices.


Joan Soriano performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Monday, September 26, 2011.

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February 16, 2012 – "The Duke of Bachata" gives a raw but beautiful interpretation of bachata at the NPR Music offices.


Davila 666 live at KEXP.

Watch Davila 666's Gritty 'Ciudad' KEXP

February 14, 2012 – The Puerto Rican garage-rockers kick out the jams with 'Ciudad,' a gritty ode to San Juan. KEXP

Red Baraat performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Feb. 3, 2012.

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February 14, 2012 – The dance-friendly, India-inspired funk group performs a high-energy set at the NPR Music offices.


The Creole Choir of Cuba plays a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on October 18, 2011.

Watch The Creole Choir Of Cuba: Tiny Desk Concert

February 6, 2012 – The group has revitalized a long-lost culture through music performed entirely in Haitian Creole.


Tinariwen plays a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on November 15, 2011.

Watch Tinariwen: Tiny Desk Concert

January 5, 2012 – Even in a stripped-down acoustic set, Tinariwen's trance-inducing desert music doesn't disappoint.


Maria Volonte performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

Watch Maria Volonte: Tiny Desk Concert

December 27, 2011 – The Argentine singer blends tango, Latin blues and the traditional music of Brazil and Peru.


I-Wayne performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on October 13, 2011.

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December 12, 2011 – As the cameras rolled, the reggae star came to life, showcasing his smooth voice and vibrant energy.


Bombino performs at New York City's (Le) Poisson Rouge on Nov. 29.

Watch Bombino In Concert

November 29, 2011 – The blazing guitar phenomenon from Niger played live at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge.

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