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Best World Beat Club

Red Light Cafe

553 Amsterdam Ave.

404-874-7828 http://www.redlightcafe.com
Perhaps it begs the question why this so-called international city can't fill clubs larger than the Red Light Cafe when hosting major international talent like Peruvian chanteuse Susanna Baca, Hawaiian slack key guitarist Led Kaapana and Cyril Pahinui and Malian bluesman Boubacar Traore. But anyway, thank heaven for the modest Midtown joint. While Atlanta's ethnic enclaves remain a mystery to most outsiders, the Red Light is the place where Appalachian bluegrass meets Latin soul meets African rhythms.

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