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SXSW 2017: Around the World in 5 days: Wednesday, March 15

For the next week, it will be possible to go on a global musical journey without leaving Austin. We teamed with Michael Crockett, host of “Horizontes” on KUTX (7 to 10 p.m. Sundays), to put together a selection of Latin and World music picks at South by Southwest. Follow our live fest coverage at in this blog and at kutx.org.

Listen to a playlist of our favorite world music acts on Spotify.

MORE WORLD MUSIC: TUESDAY 

Los Amigos Invisibles of Venezuela via Miami will perform at SXSW 2017. AUSTIN HUMPHREYS / AMERICAN – STATESMAN

Los Amigos Invisibles (Miami, USA) Want an instant pachanga? Call the Venezuelan party masters for bilingual danceable songs that blend Latin funk, lounge and disco. Discovered by David Byrne of the Talking Heads back in the mid-1990s, Los Amigos Invisibles have become international superstars who have performed several times at ACL Fest and numerous Austin shows that never disappoint. (1 a.m. at Half Step) — Nancy Flores

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (Tokyo, Japan) With rock solid grooves and swagger for days, this Japanese 10-piece churns out delirious Latin/Ska mashups. (10 p.m. at Half Step; 10 p.m. Thursday at Maggie Mae’s Rooftop) — Deborah Sengupta Stith

Borchi y Su Doble Redoble (Mexico City, Mexico) Somewhat reminiscent of Nortec Collective, this Mexico City-based group mixes brass and electronics with tropical beats. (8 p.m. Flamingo Cantina) — Michael Crockett

Luna Lee (Seoul, South Korea) Heard of the gayageum? The 12-string traditional Korean instrument has made Luna Lee a global sensation, especially on YouTube. Lee often covers classic rock and blues songs. She’s become a leader in modernizing the gayageum. (9:30 p.m. at Victorian Room at the Driskill; 2 p.m. Friday at the International Day Stage at the Austin Convention Center) — N.F.

Ese Perro (Villa Lugano, Argentina) This alt rock-pop band is reminiscent of the golden age of 1990s Argentine rock en español with an updated twist for a contemporary audience. (8 p.m. at Friends) — N.F.

Qawalistan (Islamabad, Pakistan) Pakistani group sings devotional Qawali music in the tradition of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan backed by a hard rock band. (10 p.m. at Russian House; 9 p.m. Friday at Palm Door on Sixth) — M.C.


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