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Rodrigo y Gabriela in a scene from their new video for the song "The Russian Messenger."

Watch Rodrigo y Gabriela, 'The Russian Messenger'

April 16, 2014 – The duo's latest video is a no-frills performance showcasing their phenomenal guitar work.

Members of the Silk Road Ensemble, founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, perform together at the ACME Studio in Brooklyn, New York in October 2013.

Watch Welcome To Yo-Yo's Playhouse

March 26, 2014 – Watch the world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his close friends from all over the world in action.

Fanfare Ciocarlia performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in January 2014.

Watch Fanfare Ciocarlia: Tiny Desk Concert

February 8, 2014 – The joyous Balkan brass band plays at a pace that would make the Ramones burst into a sweat.

Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan brought her cool, underground electro-pop to globalFEST at Webster Hall in New York City on Jan. 12, 2014.

Watch Yasmine Hamdan: globalFEST 2014

January 16, 2014 – Hear a beguiling singer from Lebanon wed French indie-pop with the Beirut underground.


The Ukrainian "punk-folk" band DakhaBrakha brought its singular style to globalFEST at Webster Hall in New York City on Jan. 12, 2014.

Watch DakhaBrakha: globalFEST 2014

January 16, 2014 – The group mixes punk-pop and traditional Ukrainian songs in cool yet beguiling textures.


Congolese-Belgian artist Baloji started his globalFEST set at New York City's Webster Hall on Jan. 12, 2014 in high fashion — but by the end, he was working hard in rolled-up shirtsleeves.

Watch Baloji: globalFEST 2014

January 16, 2014 – A Congolese-Belgian hip-hop artist pairs lilting African soukous with the swagger of American soul.


Rokia Traore performs live on KCRW.

Watch Rokia Traore, 'Mama' (Live) KCRW

January 9, 2014 – Watch the revered Malian singer-songwriter perform a new, unreleased song on KCRW. KCRW

Van-Anh Vanessa Vo performs a Tiny Desk Concert in October 2013.

Watch Van-Anh Vanessa Vo: Tiny Desk Concert

January 4, 2014 – The musician unpacks an array of traditional Vietnamese instruments — and 1,000 years of culture.


Christine Salem performs a Tiny Desk Concert on October 14, 2013.

Watch Christine Salem: Tiny Desk Concert

December 14, 2013 – Salem sings work songs and chants from the maloya tradition on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean.


Debashish Bhattacharya performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in September 2013.

Watch Debashish Bhattacharya: Tiny Desk Concert

November 12, 2013 – Bhattacharya draws on North Indian classical music, but blues also pours out of his stunning work.


Omar Souleyman performed during NPR Music's showcase at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Watch Omar Souleyman, Live In Concert

October 20, 2013 – Watch America's favorite Syrian wedding singer perform with keyboardist Rizan Sa'id for NPR Music.

Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi performs a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR Music in Washington, D.C.

Watch Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi: Tiny Desk Concert

September 30, 2013 – The Zimbabwean legend performs songs from the mournful but celebratory Sarawoga for NPR Music.


Bombino at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival

Watch Bombino, Live In Concert

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


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.


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.

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