Gogol Bordello mixes punk, ska and jazz with the traditional music of the Roma people.
The trio has developed a rapport allowing them to make their own uniquely organic folk/jazz music.
Since 1984, a group called Saffire has used boogie-woogie rhythms, saucy lyrics and quick-fire wit to bring back the long tradition of women in the blues. Saffire — The Uppity Blues Women perform at NPR's Washington studios.
Go! Team has one of the most immediate albums of good-time anthems in recent memory.
Campbell was a member of Belle and Sebastian before striking out on her own.
When Tyler McCuan was a toddler, he took to hitting the notes of the piano at his grandfather's nursing home. By the time he was 6, Tyler was so enthralled with the piano that his parents decided to sign him up for lessons, which he took to immediately. The 15-year-old shows his talent in his performance of "Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, Mvt. I Allegro" by Franz Joseph Haydn. This performance originally aired Dec. 13, 2006.
Soprano Stephanie Domingues is a member of the Canadian Opera Chorus in Toronto.
Host Christopher O'Riley Performs Nick Drake's "Place to Be." This performance originally aired Dec. 13, 2006.
When Matar-Itai Batyonathan was a toddler living in Israel, he was fascinated by Israeli singer/songwriter David Broza. Matar's parents knew it was time to get him a guitar when he took to strumming a spaghetti strainer, pretending he was a guitarist. These days, the 15-year-old plays a real guitar. He performs "Variations on a Theme by George Frideric Handel" by Mauro Giuliani. This performance originally aired Dec. 13, 2006.
He performs Concertino in D major for Flute and Piano by Cécile Chaminade.