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The Thistle & Shamrock: Shine

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Drummer Tony Allen, performing at the Glastonbury Festival in England in 2010. Allen died Thursday at age 79. Leon Neal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tony Allen, Afrobeat's Foundational Drummer, Has Died At Age 79

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Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei are masters of Appalachian and Chinese folk music, respectively. On their self-titled debut album they combine traditional songs from across the U.S. and China. Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chinese Folk Music Meets Appalachian Tradition On 'Wu Fei And Abigail Washburn'

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Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi and Rajery are masters of three different stringed instruments from three different African cultures. Together, they are a trio called 3MA. Cyrille Choupas /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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3 Musicians, 51 Strings: 3MA On Redefining African Musical Traditions

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