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During the months leading up to Christmas, parang music can be heard just about everywhere in Trinidad. John Otis/NPR hide caption

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Trinidad And Tobago Remixes Caribbean Christmas Traditions

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Kitka Brings 'Powerful Women's Voices, Joined Together' From East To West

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Magos Hererra's new album, Dreamers, with the string quartet and Brooklyn Rider, is steeped in Latin American culture. Shervin Lainez/Sony Music hide caption

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Erasing Genres En Español: A Smoky-Voiced Jazz Singer Meets Classical Strings

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The latest album from Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, The Serpent's Mouth, walks a tightrope between embracing steel pan's melodious charm and its kitschy past. Sesse Lind/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band Travels Across Generations And Genres

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The Thistle And Shamrock: The Long View

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"It's one of the things which make me really happy, and if a musician offers me a beautiful melody I cannot resist," Françoise Hardy says. Benoit Peverelli/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Françoise Hardy Remains France's National Treasure

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Ugandan politician and musician Bobi Wine has led opposition to Uganda's president, who has been in power since 1986. Wine says soldiers tortured him, but he will return to Uganda. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Bobi Wine Is Willing 'To Die Trying' To Win Freedom For Uganda

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Susan van Rooyen and Moe Kekana of King James Group were behind the 2-Minute Shower Song project. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Singing In The Shower To Help Save Cape Town's Water

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The Thistle & Shamrock: ThistleRadio New

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