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Hailu Mergia On World Cafe

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Malawi Mouse Boys: Hunting Mice And Singing In Harmony

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Hear Part One Of The Winter Solstice Celebration

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Jr. Gong, Stephen Marley, Cham, Sean Paul — the list goes on. A massive jam session ensues and nearly everyone leaps onstage to spit some lyrics. To call this reggae history is no hyperbole. Empress K/For NPR hide caption

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'World Music' With A Kick

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Adolphe Sax's invention has found its way into many styles of music. Here, Clarence Clemons plays the tenor sax with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Lexington, Ky., in 1984. Lexington Herald-Leader/Getty Images hide caption

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Hear Two Songs By Jungle Fire

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Oaxacan band Pasatono Orquesta's new album, Maroma, is inspired by the traveling circus of the same name that focuses on the performance of a clown. Daniel Robles/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Global Village' Goes To Mexico: 4 Songs That Fuse Style And Tradition

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Galician singer Davide Salvado enchanted the audience at his WOMEX showcase in Santiago de COmpostela, Spain in October 2014. Anastasia Tsioulcas/NPR hide caption

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Latitudes: 10 Musical Discoveries From Around The World

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Pascal is a veteran tsapiky guitarist. Banning Eyre/NPR hide caption

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Tsapiky: Dance Music Fit For A Funeral

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Bio Ritmo: Tiny Desk Concert

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