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Rooted in local African rhythms, mbalax music has allowed Youssou N'Dour's voice to soar with a whole new freedom. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption

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Youssou N'Dour: The Voice Of Senegal

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Audio Only: Luisa Maita's Tiny Desk Concert

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Ana Tijoux. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Adios 2010: Alt.Latino Salutes The Albums Of The Year

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A Nicaraguan Christmas tree in Managua. Miguel Alvarez hide caption

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An 'Alt.Latino' Christmas

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Music We Missed: Waitiki 7

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South African singer Miriam Makeba in 1978. STF/AFP hide caption

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Surveying '50 Years Of Music' From Africa

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Blackwell (right) with, from left, reggae singers Junior Murvin, Bob Marley and Jacob Miller. Nathalie Delon/Courtesy of Universe Books hide caption

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Chris Blackwell Reflects On 50 Years Of Island Records

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Santa Claus is excited about giving the gift of music. Dave Hogan/Stringer/Getty Images hide caption

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Latin Music For Christmas Stockings

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Hailing from the northern deserts of Mali, Tamikrest released its debut album, Adagh, in 2010. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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