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By j. poet

World Music Legends Googoosh
Between 1970 and 1979, Googoosh was Iran’s top pop star. Then came the Islamic Revolution, which forbade music. Suddenly, Googoosh was almost a prisoner in her own apartment.
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Tete Alhino

World Music Features Tete Alhino
On her second solo outing, Voz, the smoky-voiced Cape Verdean singer Tete Alhinho turns in a gorgeously stripped-down and atmospheric set of mornas that spotlights her unique voice.
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World Music Features Tété Alhinho
Tété Alhinho lives in Praia, the capital of Cape Verde, on the tiny island of Santiago. Alhinho says the sea has influenced her life and her music as long as she can remember.
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World Music Features Savina Yannatou
When Savina Yannatou steps on stage with Primavera en Salonico, you can sense magic in the air. As the band slides into a hypnotic Mediterranean groove, the tension slowly builds. Then Yannatou begins to sing, and takes the audience into another dimension.
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World Music Features The Corrs
The Irish family affair known as the Corrs is an album-selling phenomenon all around the world, except in the U.S. Their newest album, Home (Rhino), is mostly a homage to Irish traditional music, albeit with more than a hint of the Corrs’ familiar contemporary pop style. Will this album be the one that breaks the Corrs in the U.S.? And why have the siblings waited so long to make a recording that pays tribute to their roots?
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World Music Features Mariza
Mariza grew up, finished school, left home and lived on her own, but she kept singing, always performing. “I had a band in Lisbon doing covers of American music—jazz, funk, soul and standards. We worked professionally, in clubs and casinos, doing weddings on weekends."
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World Music Features Idan Raichel
One of the biggest stars in Israel today, Idan Raichel has made inroads with American audiences with his studio-savvy sound. What’s really striking, however, is Raichel’s choice to work with musicians from other cultures (even including those who sing in Arabic) to make a universal pop music that’s creative, intelligent and inspiring. Now he’s poised to release his second album in the U.S.
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World Music Features Cui Jian
Considered the father of Chinese rock ‘n’ roll, Cui Jian is often compared to such legends as Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley and Bruce Springsteen.
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