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Vieux Farka Toure on The Interview Show (VIDEO)

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Bazer

Guitarist Vieux Farka Toure, son of Malian music legend Ali Farka Toure, stopped by The Interview Show at The Hideout while on tour to promote his new CD, Fondo.

Global Beat Fusion: Talking Drums & Juju - King Sunny Adé in Brooklyn and More Africa

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

There is something to the idea that African music has an ancient soul. You don't need to travel back in time to hear it; you can find it now within these artists.

Global Beat Fusion: EthnoTechno, Gnawledge, and Pushing Air

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

Shards of hip-hop shine through, but the tone and mood are classically South Asian, with a solid dollop of dub, resulting in a gorgeous evolution of this longstanding tradition.

Blog Posts From Iran's Metal and Hip Hop Artists: Is Music the Weapon of the Future in Iran?

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Levine

While music has yet to play a public role in the protests similar to the role of artists in the Beirut Spring of 2006, they are working behind the scenes.

HuffPost Reviews: Bob Dylan - Together Through Life / Playing For Change - Songs Around The World

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Together Through Life is a tonic whose pace is moderate, music is organic, lyrics are intelligent, and feel is refreshingly human.

Amadou & Mariam: Not 'World' Music, But Music For The World

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

This is harmonious, joyous music, totally accessible pop that just happens to be symphonic in its power. Its real genius is its accessibility.

Palestinian Rappers Take On The Occupation (VIDEO)

St. Petersburg Times | John Pendygraft | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Rap in the occupied territories doesn't follow the formula. While it shares the style of its American forefathers, protest and change take center sta...

Om, Oscar, Om: Slumdog Millionaire's Sound Sages

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vamsee Juluri

What "Om" signified in Resul Pookutty's speech on Oscar night was something much deeper than its use in any entertainment context in the past.

Top 10 Global Artists to Check Out in 2009

Gabriel Beltrone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gabriel Beltrone

In addition to the artists featured over the past month, here are 10 figures from around the globe who graced us with good sounds in 2008, and who are worth watching in the new year.

Yas: Iran's Hip-Hop Sensation

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

This is HuffPost World's regular feature that highlights interesting musicians and musical trends around the world. Know of a great musician doing g...

Small Music Company Changing How Americans View World Music

Gabriel Beltrone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gabriel Beltrone

In an office nestled among garment, jewelry and perfume wholesalers a few blocks south of Herald Square in NYC, a small music production and publishing company is making waves as far away as Tehran, Iran and Freetown, Sierra Leone.