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A-WA is an Israeli band featuring three sisters named Haim — who are not in the band called Haim. Tomer Yosef/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Latitudes: Our Favorite Global Music In September

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Zeb Bangash performs with her band Sandaraa at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City last year. (Left to right: Michael Winograd, Bangash, Yoshi Fruchter, Eylem Basaldi.) Adam Berry/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Pakistani Pop Star Pulls From The Culture's Musical Past And Present

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Benjamin Lazar Davis and Bridget Kearney's new EP, Bawa, is out Sept. 18. Tim Davis/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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04Slow Rider

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    Slow Rider
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    Bawa
    Artist
    Bridget Kearney & Benjamin Lazar Davis
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    Signature
    Released
    2015

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A 2010 photo of Father Yeznig Zegchanian of Forty Martyrs Armenian Apostolic Church in Aleppo, Syria. Jason Hamacher hide caption

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An Unlikely Archivist For Armenian Aleppo: A Punk Drummer From D.C.

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Totó La Momposina's new album, Tambolero, is a reworking of her 1993 album La Candela Viva, regarded by many as one of Colombia's most important albums. Betto Arcos for NPR hide caption

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Classic Sounds And Fresh Updates With Betto Arcos

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Senegalese drum master Doudou N'Diaye Rose performing in Dakar in April 2013. Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Latitudes: The Music You Must Hear In August

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02Yacha (Peaking Lights Dub Mix)

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    Yacha (Peaking Lights Dub Mix)
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    Mean Dub EP
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    Sinkane x Peaking Lights
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    DFA Records
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    2015

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British singer and "song collector" Sam Lee. Frederic Aranda /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hot Pants, Glitter And Alan Lomax: How A Rising Singer Found Folk Music

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To create his album Tangier Sessions, Sir Richard Bishop had to learn to love a mysterious and temperamental acoustic guitar. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Guitar In The Window: How One Instrument Steered Sir Richard Bishop's Life

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