Large Professor at an event in New York City in April, 2013. Cindy Ord/Getty Images hide caption

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British singer and "song collector" Sam Lee. Frederic Aranda /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bomba Estereo's latest album is called Amanecer. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Harwell Dekatron Computer in Bletchley Park is one of the massive machines used by Matt Parker in his Imitation Archive music. Courtesy of the National Museum of Computing hide caption

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Anoushka Shankar's new album, Home, marks a return to the Indian classical music her father, Ravi Shankar, taught her. Laura Lewis / Deutsche Grammophon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The new album The Other Side of Desire marks Jones' first original material in years, spurred on by a life-changing move to New Orleans. David McClister/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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From left, Guy Carawan, Fannie Lou Hamer, Bernice Johnson Reagon, and Len Chandler perform Civil Rights songs at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Diana Davies/Courtesy of the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections hide caption

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Photo from The Rifleman's Violin, directed by Sam Ball, Copyright Citizen Film 2015. Citizen Film hide caption

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SOAK. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses and Sam Beam of Iron & Wine team up on Sing Into My Mouth, a new album of covers. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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