As part of the Roots of Music Program in New Orleans, kids have access to music education not provided in schools. Ani DiFranco sits on the Program's Board of Directors. Bob Giardini hide caption

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With more than a dozen studio albums to her credit, Ani DiFranco has a strong handle on outspoken, politically charged music. Her latest is Which Side Are You On? Shervin Lainez /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The desolate journey of Orpheus is now a folk opera written by singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell. Emma Gluckman hide caption

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