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Thomas Mapfumo performs on stage during Live 8, Africa Calling, in 2005. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption

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Thomas Mapfumo, Zimbabwe's Cultural Advocate In Exile

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Tuareg blues and griot guitar meet virtuoso percussion on Zoy Zoy, the latest album from the Niger band Tal National. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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From Four Different Corners Of Africa, Four Bold New Albums

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In his long career, 76-year-old Uruguayan violinist Federico Britos has played with many of the top jazz artists in the U.S. and Latin America. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Violinist Federico Britos Returns To The Hot Club

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DakhaBrakha: Tiny Desk Concert

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Cambodian band Baksei Cham Krong. Mol Kamach/Courtesy of Argot Pictures hide caption

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The Nearly Lost Story Of Cambodian Rock 'N' Roll

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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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