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Matana Roberts artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music
June 24, 2010 For the alto saxophonist, music tells the complicated story of her family. Hear the performance.
May 14, 2008 The saxophonist and composer's new album salutes her Midwestern roots and her "daddy's crazy music."
July 27, 2011 The saxophonist's new album draws from the history of 18th-century Louisiana "free people of color."
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