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Multi-generational Haitian band Lakou Mizik has a new album in collaboration with Grammy-winning electronic music artist Joseph Ray titled ‘Leave The Bones.’

Lakou Mizik’s new album highlights Haiti’s creative spirit


Hatian band Lakou Mizik’s “Leave the Bones,” in collaboration with DJ and producer Joseph Ray of Nero, mixes traditional sounds with electronic beats.

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After 40 years, ‘Never Mind the Bollocks’


Eight artists from around the world you should be listening to right now

Gurrumul performs at a concert in honor of ANZAC Day in Zonnebeke, Belgium.

This Aboriginal star doesn’t give interviews, but still wows Australians with his voice

Nathan East playing his bass guitar.

You’ve probably heard this bass player hundreds of times — now finally meet him

Chhom Nimol, lead singer of Dengue Fever, became a US citizen on October 22, 2014

What’s the best thing to bring on your band’s tour? Proof of citizenship


Chhom Nimol is the lead singer of the LA-based band Dengue Fever. She was born in Cambodia, but has been living in LA for the past decade or so. Now, after waiting 14 years, Nimol finally got her US citizenship and touring with the band just got a lot easier.

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‘I Have No Everything Here.’ From an overcrowded prison in Malawi, moving music


Music producer Ian Brennan set up a small recording studio at the Zomba Maximum Security Prison in Malawi and had the male and female inmates sing their own songs. Many of the tunes tell their stories of prison life.

View of Aleppo’s public park from a rooftop. Many buildings in the background have been damaged or destroyed.

How a punk rocker from DC got interested in ancient songs from Syria


Jason Hamacher is a punk rock drummer from Washington, DC, but he’s interesting in exploring new sounds of all kinds. That’s how he ended up recording Sufi singers in Aleppo, Syria, and preserving their songs before civil war destroyed the country.

Yuna Zarai poses at her show at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston.

Malaysian singer Yuna is far more than just a ‘Muslim pop star’


Yuna Zarai didn’t make it too far on Malaysia’s version of American Idol, but that drove her to work harder on her music. Now she’s becoming a star, but is usually labeled the “singer in hijab” — something she wants to simply make normal.