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Electronic rockers from Tehran: The Plastic Wave. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mandoza is considered one of the kings of Kwaito. Courtesy of Artist hide caption

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Will Holland, a.k.a. Quantic. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gogol Bordello In Concert

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Artist Vincent Valdez created this painting to accompany Ry Cooder's new song. Vincent Valdez hide caption

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Listen to 'Quicksand' by Ry Cooder

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Yalin's "Ah Be Kardesim" blends traditional Anatolian rock rhythms with fun, danceable summer beats. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Spin: Istanbul's Jam Is Yalin's 'Ah Be Kardesim'

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Tony Allen was the drummer and musical director of Fela Kuti's band Africa 70 from 1968 to 1979. Bernard Benant hide caption

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Alejandro Escovedo's Street Songs of Love features songwriting collaborations with Chuck Prophet, as well as guest artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Ian Hunter. Marina Chavez hide caption

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Rachid Taha's Bonjour mixes rock energy with a unique blend of North African pop and techno. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rachid Taha: Algerian Roots, American Rock 'n' Roll

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Cuban legend Omara Portuondo recently performed at the WFUV studios in New York City. Tomas Mina hide caption

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Omara Portuondo: Cuban Music's Matriarch

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