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Iconic Australian Musician Dr. G. Yunupingu Has Died, Age 46

The late Dr. G Yunupingu performing in Melbourne, Australia in 2008. In accordance with Aboriginal custom, his family and record label have requested that no photos of his face be used.Kristian Dowling/Getty Imageshide caption

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Mali's Oumou Sangaré Keeps Speaking Out On 'Mogoya'

For Mogoya, her first album in eight years, Oumou Sangaré enlisted young Swedish and French producers to help rejuvenate her sound.Benoit Peverelli/Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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Mali's Oumou Sangaré Keeps Speaking Out On 'Mogoya'

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Before The Rumble In The Jungle, Music Rang Out At Zaire 74

South African legend Miriam Makeba performing at Zaire 74. The performances of the African artists on the 1974 music festival's lineup have been unearthed for a new live album.Courtesy of Stewart Levinehide caption

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Before The Rumble In The Jungle, Music Rang Out At Zaire 74

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A New Generation Of Kashmir Rappers Vents Its Rage In The Valley

Aamir Ame co-wrote the viral hit "Dead Eye," a tribute to Kashmiris whose eyesight was damaged by pellet guns used by security forces to quell demonstrations. He calls it his first "political" song.Syed Shahriyarhide caption

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A New Generation Of Kashmir Rappers Vents Its Rage In The Valley

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Les Amazones D'Afrique Envision A World Of Gender Equality

Les Amazones d'Afrique's new album is called République Amazone.Tiago Augusto/Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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Les Amazones D'Afrique Envision A World Of Gender Equality

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Kishori Amonkar, Leading Indian Classical Vocalist, Dies At Age 84

The Indian vocalist Kishori Amonkar and tabla player Zakir Hussain posing at an awards ceremony in Mumbai, India in February 2016. Amonkar died on April 3, 2017 at age 84.STRDEL/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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World Cafe Nashville: Ahmed And Hasan Alzuabi

Ahmed (left) and Hasan Alzuabi perform at Sound Stage Studios in Nashville.Ann Powers/NPRhide caption

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World Cafe Nashville: Ahmed And Hasan Alzuabi

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DJ Betto Arcos Shares Essential Songs From His Travels In Cuba

Cuban drummer Yissy García is one of Betto Arcos' travel finds.Larisa López/Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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DJ Betto Arcos Shares Essential Songs From His Travels In Cuba

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After His Assassination, A Pakistani Artist's Family Keeps His Song Alive

Pakistani cyclists ride past a wall image of late Sufi musician Amjad Sabri alongside a street in Karachi on June 27, 2016.Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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After His Assassination, A Pakistani Artist's Family Keeps His Song Alive

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Why Was A Prominent Muslim Musician Gunned Down In Pakistan?

Relatives comfort Mujjudid Sabri (front, center), son of Pakistani singer Amjad Sabri, who was killed Wednesday in an attack by gunmen in Karachi.Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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