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Deceptive Cadence

The World Music Education of Philip Glass

In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.

Chad Clark of Beauty Pill wrote "Steven and Tiwonge" around how the two characters viewed a single object of affection. Jon Pack/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music

Beauty Pill's 'Steven and Tiwonge' Is And Isn't A Protest Song

Chad Clark of the band Beauty Pill walks us through creating "Steven and Tiwonge," a song about a gay couple in Malawi sentenced to 14 years in prison for their sexuality.

World

An Update On Nepal's Earthquake

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Kunda Dixit, a Nepali Times editor, about today's deadly quake. It caused an Everest avalanche and destroyed ancient monuments in and around the capital, Kathmandu.

Ikaria Laura Veirs

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    Warp & Weft
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Through & Through Emeralds

Hey Ya! OutKast 0:59

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Go Try Wilsen 0:12

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    Go Try
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    Magnolia EP

Lightning Strike [What If This Storm Ends?] Snow Patrol 0:22

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    Snow Patrol
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    Lightning Strike [What If This Storm Ends?]

Current Carry Vetiver 0:18

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    Current Carry

Act 2 - Tagore. Scene 1 Philip Glass 0:17

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    Philip Glass
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    Glass: Satyagraha
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Truman Sleeps (for the film "The Truman Show") Philip Glass, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (conductor) 1:27

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