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Brazilian singer:

 

 

Afro-pop singer from Mali:

 

 

Great Senegalese band featuring outstanding guitarist:

 

 

Wonderful singer from the Ivory Coast has recorded with India.Arie:

 

 

 


Cuban musician best known for playing with the Afro-Cuban All Stars and the Buena Vista Social Club since 1996, Barbarito Torres, is a master of the laúd, a traditional Cuban instrument of the lute family:

 

 

Cuban pianist’s album was released when Ruben Gonzalez was 77 years old and has since sold over 600,000 copies worldwide. Recorded in just two days – without overdubs – it is a sheer delight from beginning to end:

 

 


Haunting, mesmerizing, and passionate singing from Bulgarian women’s chorus:

 

 

Not sure if this trio is an offshoot of Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares, but lovely just the same:

 

Interesting how Bulgarian singing seems equally influenced by Western and Middle Eastern music. Another Bulgarian choir:

 


Male choir from Soviet Georgia:

 

Performance by the ensemble Kelaptari, Ana Bajiashvil, soloist:

 


Sephardic Jewish music by Yamma Trio from Spain:

 

More Sephardic Jewish music, this one by Nani:

 

Rockin’ Sephardic music from Ana Alcaide:

 

This is more subdued:

 


Indian master flautist, Hariprasad Chaurasia:

 

 

Mesmerizing vocals:

 

Pop version (Bollywood lives!) of “Ever So Lonely”:

 

Lovely Ry Cooder and V. M. Bhatt slide guitar duet album:

 

Bhatt live:

 

Indian flute music by Ronu Majumdar with Ry Cooder on guitar and Jon Hassell on trumpet: