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Women Of Grunge Reclaim Rock History In 'These Streets'

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The band noori was invited by the State Department to tour the U.S., as part of a program called Center Stage. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music's New 'Real Ambassadors'

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Gilda Grey, the dancer who is sometimes credited with naming the shimmy, in London in 1928. Planet News Archive/SSPL via Getty Images hide caption

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'China's Leonard Cohen' Calls Out Political Corruption

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Singer-songwriter Amos Dolce on the set of the video for his song "Haiti, Haiti," which Konbit Mizik produced. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Haitian Musicians Get By With A Little Help From Their Friends

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Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, winner of Album of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards. To date, the band's winning album, Babel, has sold 1,737,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Jason Merritt/Getty Images hide caption

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Saving The Sounds Of America

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