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Cheick Hamala Diabate

The Malian musician and his band craft melodies and rhythms that cut across age and ethnicity.

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Morning Ritual: A Quiet Storm Blows In From Portland

Watch the smoldering jazz-rock band conjure memories of Steely Dan and Sade in "So Cold."

Field Recordings

Amir ElSaffar & Two Rivers: Golden Sound In A Gleaming Space

The trumpeter and santur player pairs the sibling spirits of jazz and Arab classical music.

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KCRW Presents: Camera Obscura KCRW-FM

Watch the Glaswegian indie-pop band perform "Do It Again" live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Laura Mvula

The U.K. singer performs some of her most intimate material in a short set at the NPR Music offices.

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Maya Beiser

A brilliant cellist with a stunning command of her instrument, Beiser performs at the NPR offices.

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KCRW Presents: Quadron KCRW-FM

Watch Danish pop star Coco O and a team of talented L.A. musicians perform "Hey Love" in the studio.

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Field Recordings

Wild Belle: Reggae-Tinged Romance Amid The Big Bikes KCRW-FM

Watch the band play one of its breeziest songs, "Love Like This," at a Los Angeles bike shop.

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Patty Griffin

Watch the singer-songwriter and her band perform three songs from her fine new album, American Kid.

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Jonathan Wilson: Laurel Canyon Personified KEXP-FM

Watch the West Coast rock devotee perform "Love Strong" for KEXP at Seattle's US Social Club.