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Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla performs in France in July 1986. STF/Courtesy of AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Latin Roots: The Trajectory Of Tango

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Don Telesforo next to a bajo quinto, holding a jarana mixteca. Courtesy of Ruben Luengas hide caption

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Listen Now

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Youssra El Hawary Scales A Wall With A Wink And A Smile

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Noor Noor performs with his band El-Zabaleen, which makes many of its instruments out of recycled materials. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Egypt's Underground Wakes Up

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Sidi Touré plays guitar and sings in the Songhaï tradition. Jonathan Crawford hide caption

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Sidi Touré And The Sonic Heritage Of The Sahara

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DJ/promoter Frankie Francis makes up one-half of the British retro-boogaloo outfit, Sofrito. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Baila!: Our Favorite New Dance Tracks

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Paying Tribute To San Francisco DJ Cheb I Sabbah

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Jimmy Cliff Live In Concert at the Celebrate Brooklyn Kickoff at Prospect Park Bandshell, June 5 Ryan Muir for NPR hide caption

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Jimmy Cliff In Concert

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Arabian Knightz, a hip-hop group from Cairo, Egypt. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Revolutionary Road: Music From Carthage To Cairo

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Andrew Cyrille and Haitian Fascination. Stefania Zamparelli hide caption

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Route de Freres

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Tego Calderon, one of Reggaeton's top artists and producers, performs for fans in New York City. Scott Gries/Getty Images hide caption

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Latin Roots: The Underground Beat Of Reggaeton

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Alex Anwandter's "Como Puedes Vivir Contigo Mismo" pays homage to the film Paris Is Burning. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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