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A Collection Of Vintage Pop From 'Panama!'

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The title of Caetano Veloso's new album, Zii E Zie, is Italian for "uncles and aunts." Fernando Young hide caption

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Caetano Veloso: At The Infancy Of Old Age

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No One Knows About Persian Cats is about a band trying to find a place to make music in a country where popular music is banned. Mijfilm hide caption

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Sezen Aksu, a superstar in Turkey, writes lyrics that capture the muddle of human emotion. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Vocabularies is Bobby McFerrin's first album in eight years. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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Lucas recasts the simple Jewish folk song "Hinay Ma T'ov" as raw, guitar-driven blues. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Hinay Ma Tov' by Gary Lucas and Dean Bowman

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Angelique Kidjo On World Cafe

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Angelique Kidjo In Concert On WFUV 2/8/10

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Ravi Shankar is the sitar master who brought Indian classical music to the West. Hulton Archive/Getty hide caption

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