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Vieux Farka Toure's "Borei" has all the energy of classic African pop, paired with exuberant call-and-response vocals and blistering guitar solos. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Secret

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No Te Va Gustar is this week's "World Cafe: Next" artist. Courtesy of Nacional Records hide caption

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No Te Va Gustar On 'World Cafe: Next'

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Carmen Cuesta's new album is titled Mi Bossa Nova. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Fresh New Music To Cool Down Your Ears

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Clockwise from top: Tinariwen, Lykke Li, Eleanor Friedberger, John Maus. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Lykke Li, A Fiery Furnace Goes Solo, Patti Smith Does Buddy Holly, More

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When Le Trio Joubran unleashes its pent-up passions in a racing pulse, "Nawwar" is hypnotic and bliss-inducing. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nawwar

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