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Pascal is a veteran tsapiky guitarist. Banning Eyre/NPR hide caption

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Tsapiky: Dance Music Fit For A Funeral

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Bio Ritmo: Tiny Desk Concert

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GOAT's new album, Commune, comes out Sept. 23 on Sub Pop and Rocket Recordings. Tammy Karlsson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Commune

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A group of Nile Project musicians play together at the Ndere Cultural Centre, Kampala, Uganda in January 2013. Left to right: Dina El Wedidi, Dafaalla El Hag, Lawrence Okello, Kasiva Mutua. Julie Caine hide caption

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The Nile Project: Producing Harmony In A Divided Region

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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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