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African rhythms have had a huge impact on American popular music over the last century. As more and more people from the continent have immigrated, songs from their home countries have repeatedly climbed world music charts. Some have even crossed over into the realm of top 40.

Then there's Bollywood, home of the Indian musical and touted as cinema’s "next big thing". Although these over-the-top, melodramatic musicals are still waiting for their close-up, American cinema is catching on, turning out derivative films like Moulin Rouge and The Guru.

Learn about Nigerian music and listen to a variety of musical styles >

Explore the Bollywood phenomena. Watch and listen to musical clips >
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