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Interviews & Profiles

A levee on the Mississippi River in Louisiana during the Great Flood of 1927.

May 18, 2011 The 1927 Mississippi River flood is widely covered in textbooks, but it comes to life in music.

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September 23, 2005 We listen to Lonnie Johnson's "Broken Levee Blues" and Charlie Patton's "High Water Everywhere."

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A levee on the Mississippi River in Louisiana during the Great Flood of 1927.

May 18, 2011 The 1927 Mississippi River flood is widely covered in textbooks, but it comes to life in music.

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One of the two known photos of Robert Johnson. This portrait was taken by the Hooks Bros. Photography Company in Memphis, Tenn., circa 1935.

February 16, 2010 Delta blues is powerful music that's also, by turns, stark, poetic, eerie, humorous and beautiful.

NPR Artist Directory

Chopin

Frederic Chopin

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Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

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