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Laraaji performs a Tiny Desk Concert on April 8, 2019 (Amr Alfiky/NPR). Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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Laraaji

Laraaji is best known to some for his ambient work with Brian Eno in the late '70s. He brings his meditative calm to the Tiny Desk in this hypnotic performance.

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Jupiter & Okwess

Jupiter Bokondji and his band Okwess play music that feels both African and American, with Jupiter's early musical tastes inspired by The Jackson 5, James Brown and the sounds of Motown.

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Watch A-WA Perform 'Galbi Haway' Live At Pickathon

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Pickathon is this weekend and what better way to get excited about it than watching last year's stellar performance by A-WA?

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Stream The 2018 Pickathon This Weekend

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Stream the 2018 Pickathon and enjoy performances from today's hottest bands.

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LADAMA On Mountain Stage

The four women have coupled their musical passions with their desires to empower youth and women globally. Hear them perform "Porro Maracatu" and the protest song "Compared To What."

LADAMA On Mountain Stage

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Mokoomba On Mountain Stage

Hear the Zimbabwean Afro-fusion band blends traditional rhythms with funk, ska and soukous in their Mountain Stage debut.

Mokoomba On Mountain Stage

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Chronixx performs a Tiny Desk Concert on July 10, 2017. (Photo: Liam James Doyle/NPR) Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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Chronixx

The Jamaican reggae star proudly carries the torch of his country's roots reggae legends.

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Watch A Buoyant, Bubbly New Video From Ibeyi

The French-Cuban duo has released a sunny new song, "Away Away," in advance of their sophomore album.

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Pink Martini On Mountain Stage

The international sensation brings its multilingual, multi-genre repertoire back to Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Clay Center in Charleston, W.Va.

Pink Martini On Mountain Stage

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DakhaBrakha's Lullaby Reminds Us There's A Time For Everything

Watch the utterly unique Ukranian band play a quiet, contemplative lullaby that reminds us that we have "time to laugh and cry, time to live and die."