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Gregory Beyer is the artistic director of the musical ensemble Arcomusical, whose new album, MeiaMeia, is dedicated to berimbau master Naná Vasconcelos. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Unraveling The Berimbau, A Simple Instrument With A Trove Of Hidden Talents

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Sudanese-American singer Alsarah brought her band, The Nubatones, to globalFEST this past Sunday in New York City. Kevin Yatarola/globalFEST hide caption

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Amid Political Change, A World Music Festival Reaffirms Its Mission

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(Clockwise from upper left) Africaine 808, D.D Dumbo, The Frightnrs, Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, Anthony Joseph. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Whole Show

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Volta Jazz, also known as Orchestre Volta-Jazz, was one of the most prominent Bobo Dioulasso bands of the '60s and '70s. Sory Sanlé hide caption

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In This Bobo Yéyé Box Set, Find The Creativity And Optimism Of A Lost World

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Zomba Prison Project's albums have been recorded in a maximum-security facility in Malawi. Marilena Delli/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ian Brennan On The Zomba Prison Project On World Cafe

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Marcel Khalife performs in Carthage, Tunis in 2012. His new album, Andalusia Of Love, is an exploration of religious pluralism. Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lebanese Composer Marcel Khalife's Urgent Reminder That Peace Is Possible

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03Na Sane

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Brazilian artists Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil have collaborated with each other — and, as you'll hear in this playlist, with other international artists. Marcos Hermes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Songs We Love: Slavic Soul Party!, 'Bluebird Of Delhi'

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