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An antique image of Vlach musicians in northwestern Greece playing a graveside mirologia, or dirge. Courtesy of Long Gone Sounds/Third Man Records hide caption

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11Eseis Padia Vlahopoila

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    Eseis Padia Vlahopoila
    Album
    Why The Mountains Are Black
    Artist
    Christos Baniakas
    Label
    Third Man Records
    Released
    2016

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Rokia Traoré's new album is called Né So. Danny Willems/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rokia Traoré's Commitment To Her Culture

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012nd Chance (feat. Tony Allen)

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    2nd Chance (feat. Tony Allen)
    Album
    Afro EP
    Artist
    Cerrone
    Label
    Malligator
    Released
    2016

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01Akhar Zaman (This Moment)

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    Akhar Zaman (This Moment)
    Album
    Azel
    Artist
    Bombino
    Label
    Partisan Records
    Released
    2016

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

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01Mitokomon

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