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K'Naan performs on stage during the Global Citizen Festival, a mass music concert and event to urge world leaders to act towards ending extreme poverty, in Central Park in New York on September 29, 2012. Some 60,000 people attended the free festival, part of the Global Citizen Campaign.
It's New Music Tuesday, the day our steady stable of music journalists and critics introduce you to what's new this week in music.
Today, we talk to freelance music writer Steve Hochman talks with us about new music from K'Naan, Alex McMurray and Godspeed You! Black Emporer.
Tracks from K'Naan's new album "Country, God or the Girl:"
Alex McMurray performing a track off new album " I Will Never Be Alone In This Land:"
Track from Godspeed You! Black Emporer's new album "Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!:"