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Vân-Ánh Võ was inspired by the plight of refugees to create a concert piece called The Odyssey: From Vietnam to America." Courtesy of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts hide caption

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Vân-Ánh Võ's 'The Odyssey' Tells Refugee Stories Past And Present

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Astrid Hadad performs at globalFEST at New York City's Webster Hall on Jan. 17, 2016. Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

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Our Top Discoveries At globalFEST 2016

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01Made in Tribu Baharú

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Eva Salina's new album is called Lema Lema: Eva Salina Sings Saban Bajramovic. Deborah Feingold/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Eva Salina's Love For Balkan Music Is Lifelong — And Accidental

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The Brothers Nazaroff is five klezmer musicians from three continents, brought together by a love of the curious 1954 recording Jewish Freilach Songs. Fumie Suzuki hide caption

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Fumie Suzuki

60 Years Later, A Wild, Baffling Recording Finds A Modern Spark

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01Mitokomon

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Jaranas, psalteries and other instruments in Guillermo Contreras' apartment. Courtesy of Betto Arcos hide caption

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With No Museum, Thousands Of Mexican Instruments Pile Into This Apartment

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The members of Melodika live in a group house together in Kigali, Rwanda. Percussionist Omer Nzoyisaba is far left, with singer Christian Ninteretse third from the left. Michael May/NPR hide caption

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In Exile, Burundian Musicians Create Out Of Crisis

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01Heathrow

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Members of the group Rumba Morena perform in Havana in November. Anastasia Tsioulcas/NPR hide caption

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Latitudes: Our Favorite Global Music Right Now

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Taraf de Haidouks, a Romanian group that recently celebrated 25 years together, performs at the 2015 Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico. Betto Arcos hide caption

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New And Old Sounds From Mexico's Festival Internacional Cervantino

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