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India.Arie reinvents herself on her new album, SongVersation. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Buika blends flamenco with African rhythms, jazz, blues and soul. Javi Rojo hide caption

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World Cafe

John Mellencamp, Stephen King And T-Bone Burnett On World Cafe

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The venerated entertainers dive into uncharted territory together: a musical 13 years in the making.

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The National's new album is titled Trouble Will Find Me. Deirdre O'Callaghan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jason Isbell's new album is called Southeastern. Michael Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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David Finckel is a longtime member of the Emerson String Quartet. Journeys: Tchaikovsky, Schoenberg is his last recording with the group. Christian Steiner/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

David Finckel On The Emerson Quartet's Changing Of The Guard

The quartet's new album of Tchaikovsky and Schoenberg is the last to feature the cellist and longtime member of the group.

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