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First Watch: Emel Mathlouthi, 'Lost'

A Tunisian singer, now based in New York, gives voice to turbulent times.

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Favorite Sessions

Ziggy Marley, 'Start It Up' (Live)

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In KCRW's studio, the reggae musician performs a hopeful, political song from his newest album.

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Tiny Desk

Mashrou' Leila

A rock band from Beirut performs songs that mix hedonism and hyper-literate lyrics.

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World Cafe

Watch Bombino Perform At SXSW

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Watch the West African guitarist weave his hypnotic magic from Austin's Radio Day Stage last week.