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Jay-Z performs on stage during 'On the Run II' tour in 2018. The rapper is among the headliners of Woodstock 50. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images hide caption

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Can Woodstock 50 'Re-Create The Magic' Of The Original Festival?

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Salif Keita Gives His Blessing And Takes A Final Bow With 'Un Autre Blanc'

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The Cuban band Cimafunk performs onstage for NPR's Alt.Latino showcase during SXSW 2019. Hutton Supancic/Getty Images for SXSW hide caption

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Alt.Latino's SXSW 2019 Wrap-Up

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Insode The Cobblestone Bar On World Cafe

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Brazilian singer-songwriter Luedji Luna hopes her music motivates the people of her country to recognize their power and stand up to government officials. Helen Salomão/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How Politics Is Affecting Musicians From Brazil And Venezuela

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Chieftains peforming for World Cafe at Windmill Lane Recording Studios in Dublin, Ireland Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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The Chieftains On World Cafe

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Clockwise from upper left: Better Oblivion Community Center, Heather Woods Broderick, Mdou Moctar, Bellows Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Better Oblivion Community Center, Bellows, Duster & More

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Electronic musician Nicola Cruz's new album, Siku, releases on Jan. 25. Hanna Quevedo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nicola Cruz Merges Electronic And Folk Music With The Use Of Cave Acoustics

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Clockwise from upper left: Orquesta Akokán, Dakh Daughters, Combo Chimbita, Debashish Bhattacharya, Gato Preto Bob Boilen/for NPR Music hide caption

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No Translations Needed At globalFEST 2019

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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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