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Miguel performs songs from Wildheart at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC. Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

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Watch Miguel Perform 'Wildheart' In Concert

The R&B star performed songs from his new album during a live NPR Music webcast.

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Favorite Sessions

The Suffers, 'Gwan' (Live) WXPN-FM

Watch the 10-piece "Gulf Coast soul" band explode with energy behind singer Kam Franklin.

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Allen Toussaint On Mountain Stage

The New Orleans R&B icon performs songs from throughout his storied career, live in West Virginia.

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Shamir performed songs from his upcoming album, Ratchet, at NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. /Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Watch Shamir Perform 3 Songs From 'Ratchet'

Sporting a Yo Gabba Gabba shirt, Shamir clearly came to have a blast — and play songs from Ratchet.

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Favorite Sessions

Ibeyi, 'Ghosts' (Live) KEXP-FM

Watch twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz's enchanting, vivacious performance of "Ghosts."

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Favorite Sessions

The Budos Band, 'The Sticks' (Live) KCRW-FM

Watch the Afro-soul collective perform "The Sticks" live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Tiny Desk

St. Paul And The Broken Bones

The band's got heart and soul and flair, with a well-worn sound buoyed by strong, fresh songwriting.

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Elle Varner, Live In Concert

The rising R&B star came out with guns blazing and performed fleshed out versions of her new songs.

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BJ The Chicago Kid, Live In Concert

The R&B artist's CMJ performance included a cover of D'Angelo's "Untitled (How Does It Feel)."

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Music Articles

In Conversation With George Clinton

"I know how to get in," says the funk stalwart, telling stories about his decades in the industry.