Hopelessness is Anohni's first solo album. It combines dance beats with a hard look at global issues. Alice O'Malley/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Anohni's 'Hopelessness' And The Power Of Speaking Out
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Gizzle With Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley
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North Carolinian Rhiannon Giddens, who opposes HB2, says she struggled with whether to speak out against the bill from stage: "How can I use my platform for good without jeopardizing everything so that I don't have that platform anymore?" Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Americana Music hide caption

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A Personal History Of L.A. Punk: 'It Was A Free-For-All For Outcasts'
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