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Pacific Grooves Straight Outta Choc Quib Town

KUT 90.5

The Colombian group mixes marimba and hip-hop in a session from KUT.

Choc Quib Town In Studio On KUT

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Chopin At 200

Murray Perahia: Bonding With Bach And Chopin

American Public Media

Hear the celebrated pianist play Chopin and Bach, and discuss their music in the NPR studio.

Hear Murray Perahia Play Bach And Chopin At NPR

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Will Stratton: Songs As Statements Of Fact

WNYC Radio

The 22-year-old folk-pop singer-songwriter offers a nine-song live EP for free download.

Spotlight: "Do You Remember The Morning"

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Chopin At 200

Rafal Blechacz's Single-Minded Chopin

American Public Media

Hear the young, award-winning Polish pianist play Chopin and Mozart in the NPR studio.

Hear Rafal Blechacz Play Chopin At NPR

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Dessa: Hip-Hop Word Warrior

KEXP

Her eyes half-closed, Minneapolis MC Dessa effortlessly flows through her rhymes at KEXP.

Session Spotlight: Dessa Performs 'Alibi'

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Solas: America's Wild Irish Rose

Folk Alley

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an American band that plays Celtic folk music with some authority.

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Chopin At 200

A Chopin Ballade To Blow You Away

American Public Media

Hear pianist Adam Neiman tear into the ferocious and tender music of Chopin, and a piece of his own.

Hear Adam Neiman Play Chopin In The NPR Studio

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Esperanza Spalding: Just Bass And Voice

Jazz24

Giving her band the afternoon off, Spalding plays solo versions of jazz standards at KPLU.

Esperanza Spalding In Studio On KPLU

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Nneka: The Soul Of Acoustic Afrobeat

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Brains, beauty and beats collide in the music of warm, engaging newcomer Nneka at WFUV.

Nneka In Studio On WFUV 11/9/09

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John Ellis Double-Wide: Jazz Gets Jocular

WBGO

The New York-based saxophonist leads a New Orleans-style parade band with a circus tendency.

John Ellis Double-Wide In Studio On WBGO 1/9/10

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