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Tcheka: Nu Monda

This is not the usual story of a traditional music gone global; instead, Tcheka's album narrates the survival of traditional rhythms in the face of increasing globalization.

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Angelique Kidjo: Djin Djin

Kidjo's latest can only be described as the performance of a "global moment" -- a turning or meeting point that calls attention to gargantuan forces that affect any and all locations.

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Dervish: Spirit

Dervish's delicate balancing act, which is as amenable to live performance as much as it is the recording studio, is rounded out with Cathy Jordan's lilting vocals.

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Zeb: Stop the Earth, I Want to Get Off!

Stop the Earth is no more and no less than an exercise in hybridity, that is, a fusion of two or more musical forms that communicates the movement of peoples, goods and cultural ideas across increasingly porous borders.

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Ibrahim Ferrer: Mi Sueño

The youthful vitality at the heart of the bolero is definitively within his grasp, and suggests that it is the oldest singers who might have the most to offer in a world frequently overwhelmed by disingenuous interpretations of romantic sentiment.

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