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For Toussaint, 'Our New Orleans' Lives On WXPN-FM

For a time, legendary New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint was missing during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Since his recovery, the songwriter has been on a mission to play and record music honoring his city — and helping it rebuild.

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From Brazil, Nacao Zumbi Mixes the Beats WXPN-FM

Brazilian group Nacao Zumbi present a modern blend of their country's musical heritage with the global sounds of funk, punk and hip-hop that are seeping into their country's popular culture. the band counts such diverse tastemakers as David Byrne, Asian Dub Foundation and Goldie as fans

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James Hunter and the Return of Analog Soul WXPN-FM

James Hunter's music harkens back to the days of classic 1950s and early '60s R&B, with infectious vocal and guitar performances, clever songwriting and tight horn arrangements. His latest album, People Gonna Talk, is Hunter's first to be released in America.

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