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Marco Ambrosini and Jean-Louis Matinier, who respectively hail from Italy and France, are among Betto Arcos' favorite musicians currently testing the sonic limits of the accordion. Daniel Vass /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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DJ Betto Arcos Spices Up The Accordion

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Tal National, the most popular band in the West African country of Niger. Jason Creps/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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01Zoy Zoy

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    Zoy Zoy
    Album
    Zoy Zoy
    Artist
    Tal National
    Label
    FatCat Records
    Released
    1969

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Riyaaz Qawwali performed at New York's globalFEST music festival in January. Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

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Deep In The Heart Of Texas, Muslim Music Blossoms

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The newest album by The Muffinz, Do What You Love, tackles heavy issues such as politics, race and education. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In South Africa, Soulful Music Delivers Serious Messages

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From The Shadows Of Apartheid, Three Singers Bring Their Voices To The States

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Ibeyi is the duo of twin sisters Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Sister Act Taps A Ghostly, Afro-Cuban Groove

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