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'ContraBand' at SXSW

Emmanuel Jal, who is South Sudanese-Canadian, performs at the ContraBand Showcase featuring artists representing countries included in U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order travel bans, at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Film Interactive Festival 2017 in Austin, Texas, March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Emmanuel Jal, who is South Sudanese-Canadian, performs at the ContraBand Showcase featuring artists representing countries included in U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order travel bans, at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Film Interactive...more

Emmanuel Jal, who is South Sudanese-Canadian, performs at the ContraBand Showcase featuring artists representing countries included in U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order travel bans, at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Film Interactive Festival 2017 in Austin, Texas, March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Bassel and the Supernaturals, led by Bassel Almadani, who is first-generation Syrian American, pose for a magazine portrait. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Bassel and the Supernaturals, led by Bassel Almadani, who is first-generation Syrian American, pose for a magazine portrait. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Bassel and the Supernaturals, led by Bassel Almadani, who is first-generation Syrian American, pose for a magazine portrait. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Bassel and the Supernaturals, led by first-generation Syrian-American Bassel Almadani (R), perform at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Bassel and the Supernaturals, led by first-generation Syrian-American Bassel Almadani (R), perform at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Bassel and the Supernaturals, led by first-generation Syrian-American Bassel Almadani (R), perform at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Kayem, who is Libyan-American, performs with Bassel and the Supernaturals, led by Bassel Almadani, who is first-generation Syrian American, at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Kayem, who is Libyan-American, performs with Bassel and the Supernaturals, led by Bassel Almadani, who is first-generation Syrian American, at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Kayem, who is Libyan-American, performs with Bassel and the Supernaturals, led by Bassel Almadani, who is first-generation Syrian American, at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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The Somali-Canadian sister group Faarrow listen as they are introduced at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The Somali-Canadian sister group Faarrow listen as they are introduced at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The Somali-Canadian sister group Faarrow listen as they are introduced at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Dena El Saffar, who is Iraqi-American, practices before performing at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Dena El Saffar, who is Iraqi-American, practices before performing at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Dena El Saffar, who is Iraqi-American, practices before performing at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Bassel Almadani, who is first-generation Syrian American and leader of Bassel and the Supernaturals, performs at Parlor and Yard. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Bassel Almadani, who is first-generation Syrian American and leader of Bassel and the Supernaturals, performs at Parlor and Yard. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Bassel Almadani, who is first-generation Syrian American and leader of Bassel and the Supernaturals, performs at Parlor and Yard. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Bassel and the Supernaturals, led by Bassel Almadani, who is first-generation Syrian American, arrive at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Film Interactive Festival. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Bassel and the Supernaturals, led by Bassel Almadani, who is first-generation Syrian American, arrive at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Film Interactive Festival. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Bassel and the Supernaturals, led by Bassel Almadani, who is first-generation Syrian American, arrive at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Film Interactive Festival. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Bassel Almadani, who is first-generation Syrian-American and leader of the band Bassel and the Supernaturals, prepares a set list for a performance at Parlor and Yard. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Bassel Almadani, who is first-generation Syrian-American and leader of the band Bassel and the Supernaturals, prepares a set list for a performance at Parlor and Yard. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Bassel Almadani, who is first-generation Syrian-American and leader of the band Bassel and the Supernaturals, prepares a set list for a performance at Parlor and Yard. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Bassel and the Supernaturals, led by Bassel Almadani, who is first-generation Syrian American, check-in at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Film Interactive Festival. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Bassel and the Supernaturals, led by Bassel Almadani, who is first-generation Syrian American, check-in at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Film Interactive Festival. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Bassel and the Supernaturals, led by Bassel Almadani, who is first-generation Syrian American, check-in at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Film Interactive Festival. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Mamak Khadem, who is Iranian-American, dances with the audience at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Mamak Khadem, who is Iranian-American, dances with the audience at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Mamak Khadem, who is Iranian-American, dances with the audience at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Emmanuel Jal, who is South Sudanese-Canadian, performs at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Emmanuel Jal, who is South Sudanese-Canadian, performs at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Emmanuel Jal, who is South Sudanese-Canadian, performs at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Mohsen Namjoo, who is Iranian-American, performs at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Mohsen Namjoo, who is Iranian-American, performs at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Mohsen Namjoo, who is Iranian-American, performs at the ContraBand Showcase. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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