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For Toussaint, 'Our New Orleans' Lives On

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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.

Allen Toussaint in Studio on World Cafe - 02/28/2006

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Derek Trucks Band, Singing the World Alive

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Derek Trucks has been playing guitar since he was 9. His innovative style has grown with time.

Derek Trucks Band in Studio on World Cafe - 02/23/2006

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From Brazil, Nacao Zumbi Mixes the Beats

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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

From Brazil, Nacao Zumbi Mixes the Beats

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Dion Rediscovers the Blues on 'Bronx'

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With Bronx in Blue, the doo-wop crooner Dion, a former teen idol, revisits his musical roots.

Dion in Studio on World Cafe - 01/31/2006

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'Stoned' and Soulful: Lewis Taylor

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The British multi-instrumentalist is putting his own very personal mark on neo-soul.

Lewis Taylor in Studio on World Cafe - 02/16/2006

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The Avett Brothers: 'Four Thieves Gone'

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The Avett Brothers' latest CD showcases their evolving approach to bluegrass and country.

The Avett Brothers in Studio on World Cafe - 02/15/2006

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Marah Breaking Out

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Dave and Serge Bielanko are looking for a breakout for their band, Marah.

Marah in Studio on World Cafe - 02/13/2006

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James Hunter and the Return of Analog Soul

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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.

James Hunter in Studio on World Cafe - 02/13/2006

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Hick, Hip, Hop: Slo-Mo Blends Styles

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With Mike Brenner on lap steel and the rapper Mic Wrecka on the mic, Slo-Mo may never go away.

Slo-Mo in Studio on World Cafe - 02/09/2006

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KT Tunstall: Greater Than the Sum of Her Sounds

Tunstall plays and sings the parts of her songs while using a machine to loop them in real time.

KT Tunstall: Greater Than the Sum of Her Sounds

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