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Bombino at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival

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July 30, 2013 – Bombino is a young, Niger-born Tuareg guitarist inspired by the wizardry of Saharan rock.

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Cheick Hamala Diabate performs a Tiny Desk Concert in the NPR Music offices.

Watch Cheick Hamala Diabate: Tiny Desk Concert

July 6, 2013 – The Malian musician and his band craft melodies and rhythms that cut across age and ethnicity.

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Ole Mathisen and Amir ElSaffar.

Watch Amir ElSaffar & Two Rivers: Golden Sound In A Gleaming Space

July 3, 2013 – The trumpeter and santur player pairs the sibling spirits of jazz and Arab classical music.

M R Shajarian performs a Tiny Desk Concert in March 2013.

Watch Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Tiny Desk Concert

May 20, 2013 – The 73-year-old Iranian icon unleashes torrents of swooping, soaring sound that elicit goosebumps.

Cafe Tacvba performs at the NPR Music 2013 SXSW Showcase at Stubb's on Wednesday March 13, 2013.

Watch Café Tacvba, Live In Concert

April 6, 2013 – Watch one of Mexico's most popular bands bust out its latest dance-rock jams at Stubb's in Austin.

Martin Ferres of Bajofondo performs live at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas, during SXSW.

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April 1, 2013 – Watch the eight-piece band perform "Duro y Parejo" to a huge crowd at Auditorium Shores for SXSW.

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Molotov performs at SXSW 2013.

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March 19, 2013 – For Mexico City's Molotov, politics and rock en Español combine in front of a crowd 10,000 strong.

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Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Feb. 25, 2013.

Watch Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill: Tiny Desk Concert

March 11, 2013 – Watch one of the best fiddlers on the planet and a subtle guitar master work their magic.

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Sidi Touré performed live at KEXP in Seattle.

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February 16, 2013 – Watch the Bamako musician and his band perform "Maïmouna," from his latest album Koïma, on KEXP. KEXP

Christine Salem performs live at globalFEST 2013.

Watch Christine Salem: globalFEST 2013

January 16, 2013 – Watch an extraordinary singer from a tiny island, recorded live at Webster Hall in New York City.

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Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi performs live at globalFEST 2013.

Watch Oliver Mtukudzi And The Black Spirits: globalFEST 2013

January 16, 2013 – Hear one of Zimbabwe's greatest artists, recorded live in concert with his band The Black Spirits.

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One of Fatoumata Diawara's backup singers and dancers, performing live at globalFEST 2013.

Watch Fatoumata Diawara: globalFEST 2013

January 16, 2013 – Hear the Malian singer and actor, recorded live in concert from Webster Hall in New York City.

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KCRW Presents: Antibalas

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September 19, 2012 – The 11-piece Afrobeat collective brings the heat to KCRW with a live performance of "Dirty Money." KCRW

Nitin Sawhney (left), Nikki Wells and Arev Dervish.

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August 1, 2012 – Worldly flavor meets relaxed beauty in a rare U.S. appearance for this U.K. producer-composer. KCRW

Jimmy Cliff performs live on KCRW.

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July 24, 2012 – Watch the reggae legend perform his new song "One More" live at KCRW's studios in Santa Monica. KCRW

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