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Carl Douglas strikes a pose as he promotes his 1974 song, "Kung Fu Fighting." Michael Putland/Getty Images hide caption

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How The 'Kung Fu Fighting' Melody Came To Represent Asia

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Rodrigo Amarante performs a Tiny Desk Concert. Sarah Tilotta/NPR hide caption

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Rodrigo Amarante: Tiny Desk Concert

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Between 2006 and 2010, Jason Hamacher made many trips to Syria to photograph and record ancient chants. Jason Hamacher/Lost Origins Productions hide caption

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Before War, A Punk Drummer Preserved Syrian Chants

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Fania Records celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Courtesy of the label hide caption

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Latin Roots: Fania Records' 50th Anniversary

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Latin Roots: New Music From Cuba

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Latitudes: International Music You Must Hear In June

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Paul Van Haver, better known as Stromae, has already captured the European music market. Now, he's setting his sights on the U.S. Dati Bendo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Stromae, Global Star In The Making, Set To Touch Down In The U.S.

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