International Women's Day is a day to celebrate how much women have accomplished and to remember that gender equality is still a ways away.
It's a day to cherish and honor ladies who rock.
So what better way to pay tribute to the day than with a playlist featuring some of the coolest female musicians around the world.
This roundup features a trio of sisters from rural Israel who've re-created traditional Yemeni-Arab women's songs, and an Algerian refugee who uses her music to publicize the suffering of the stateless. There's also the Indian punk rocker in a sari, the Kenyan rapper whom fans call "The Bauss Lady" and the Mexican cabaret singer known for her weird costumes.
Check out the picks — and let us know who you'd add to this list of female musicians around the world. Tell us in a comment below or, tweet us at @NPRGoatsandSoda.