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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

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Davila 666 live at KEXP.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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