On her album Dallëndyshe, Albanian singerElina Duni takes up folk songs once used as propaganda by the Communist regime in her home country and reimagines them as modern-day jazz.
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Sonora Ponceña, a Puerto Rican salsa band, has been active for 50 years. They're one of the bands picked by Ernesto Lechner to showcase the music known as "progressive salsa."
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Philip Cheruiyot (second from left) leans in to read the song titles on the CD booklet brought by Diane Thram. Cheruiyot's grandfather sang on Hugh Tracey's recording of "Chemirocha II."