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Thistle And Shamrock: Irish Classics

Early Bothy Band, Kevin Burke, Paul Brady: it's all here in our nostalgic browse through Irish classics of the '70s and '80s.

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Song Of The Day

Sidi Toure: A Reverent Smile In Song

"Ni See Ay Ga Done," from the Malian singer's new album Koïma, is warm and connective, transcendent of whatever short fence language could attempt to place around a song.

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Thistle And Shamrock: Celtic Romance

Lose yourself in the sound of soulful ballads and songs of loving, leaving, and loneliness in new and traditional Celtic music of the heart.

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¡Mami! Four Latin Songs For Mother's Day

NPR Music's Alt.Latino co-hosts, Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd, share a musical tribute to the women who raised them.

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Latin Roots: The Political Beginnings Of Latin Rock

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NPR's Felix Contreras discusses the political inspirations and impact of '70s Latin rock music and plays three songs representative of the era.

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