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Gogol Bordello: Music from 'Gypsy Punks'

Gogol Bordello mixes punk, ska and jazz with the traditional music of the Roma people. Band members bring their Eastern European roots and instruments to NPR's Studio 4A for a performance chat.

Gogol Bordello: Music from 'Gypsy Punks'

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Martin, Medeski and Wood, Branching Out

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The three musicians that make up Medeski, Martin and Wood met in Brooklyn in the early '90s and instantly developed a rapport with each other that allowed them to make their own uniquely organic folk/jazz music.

Medeski, Martin & Wood in Studio on World Cafe - 04/28/2006

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Saffire, Uppity Blues Women

Since 1984, a group called Saffire has used boogie-woogie rhythms, saucy lyrics and quick-fire wit to bring back the long tradition of women in the blues. Saffire — The Uppity Blues Women perform at NPR's Washington studios.

Saffire, Uppity Blues Women

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The Go! Team: Ridiculously Fun

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Brighton, England's The Go! Team has brought together a dizzying array of styles and influences to create one of the most immediate albums of good-time anthems in recent memory.

The Go! Team in Studio on World Cafe - 04/26/2006

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Isobel Campbell's New Broken Sea Ballads

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Former Belle and Sebastian member Isobel Campbell has a new collaborator for her latest album. She teamed with occasional Queens of the Stone Age frontman Mark Lanegan for Ballad of the Broken Seas.

Isobel Campbell in Studio on World Cafe - 04/25/2006

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Pianist Captivated by Music Since He Was a Toddler

When Tyler McCuan was a toddler, he took to hitting the notes of the piano at his grandfather's nursing home. By the time he was 6, Tyler was so enthralled with the piano that his parents decided to sign him up for lessons, which he took to immediately. The 15-year-old shows his talent in his performance of "Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, Mvt. I Allegro" by Franz Joseph Haydn. This performance originally aired Dec. 13, 2006.

Pianist Captivated by Music Since He Was a Toddler

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Teen Soprano Sings in Professional Opera Company

Soprano Stephanie Domingues started singing in a choir when she was eight years old. She is now a member of a professional opera company — the Canadian Opera Chorus in Toronto — and intends to pursue a career in opera. She performs "Ho sparse tante lagrime" by Francesco Morlacchi. This performance originally aired Dec. 13, 2006.

Teen Soprano Sings in Professional Opera Company

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Host Christopher O'Riley Performs Nick Drake

Host Christopher O'Riley Performs Nick Drake's "Place to Be." This performance originally aired Dec. 13, 2006.

Host Christopher O'Riley Performs Nick Drake

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Teen Has Had a Lifelong Fascination with Guitar

When Matar-Itai Batyonathan was a toddler living in Israel, he was fascinated by Israeli singer/songwriter David Broza. Matar's parents knew it was time to get him a guitar when he took to strumming a spaghetti strainer, pretending he was a guitarist. These days, the 15-year-old plays a real guitar. He performs "Variations on a Theme by George Frideric Handel" by Mauro Giuliani. This performance originally aired Dec. 13, 2006.

Teen Has Had a Lifelong Fascination with Guitar

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Teen Fell in Love with the Flute, Abandoned Piano

Ridge Davis, 16, started playing piano at the age of 6, and he practiced with such determination that his parents bought him a grand piano to encourage his interest. But he soon found himself captivated by the sound of the flute and decided that was the instrument for him. This performance originally aired Dec. 13, 2006.

Teen Fell in Love with the Flute, Abandoned Piano

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