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This year marked the 10th anniversary of globalFEST, which features musicians on three stages in New York City's Webster Hall. The festival has become renowned for featuring a diverse lineup of up and coming musicians, including Malian singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara. (Ebru Yildiz for NPR)

Discoveries From globalFEST 2013

Jan 16, 2013

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Every January for the past decade a dozen or more bands from around the world have gathered in New York City for globalFEST - one long, frenzied night of live music showcasing the diverse cultures, histories and numerous sonic branches of "World Music." This year's lineup included Zimbabwe legend Oliver Mtukudzi and his band The Black Spirits, Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara, Chicago's wildly exuberant marching band Mucca Pazza, and much, much more.

For this week's edition of All Songs Considered, NPR Music's Anastasia Tsioulcas, NPR contributor and Afropop.org senior editor Banning Eyre, and Rob Weisberg of WNYC (who also hosts WFMU'sTranspacific Sound Paradise) join Bob Boilen to revisit some of the highlights and favorite discoveries from this year's globalFEST.

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