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Cathie Ryan is one of the artists featured on this week's episode of The Thistle & Shamrock. Joe Sinnott/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: From The Archives, Part 1

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A-WA On World Cafe

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The Thistle & Shamrock: More New Summer Sounds

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Ahead of a September tour date in Winston-Salem, N.C., social media commenters are leveling violent, racist attacks against the Tuareg musicians known as Tinariwen. Marie Planeille/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mali's 'Guitar Gods' Tinariwen Receive Racist Threats Ahead Of U.S. Tour

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Songs Of Tannahill

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South African musician Johnny Clegg, right, with his longtime bandmate Sipho Mchunu, performing in New York City in 1996. Clegg died Tuesday at age 66. Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images hide caption

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Johnny Clegg, A Uniting Voice Against Apartheid, Dies At 66

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"I'm trying to keep hope, because everyone is leaving, bro," says Ahmad Hikmat, Content Director of Capital FM in Khartoum. "I am losing my team one by one." Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Once A Symbol Of Freedom, Sudan's Pop Radio Station Has Fallen Almost Silent

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Common Currency

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