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Residente Journeys Across The World — And Finds Himself Everywhere

Two years after breaking up the Latin hip-hop juggernaut Calle 13, René Pérez Joglar can't stop connecting dots. The rapper's solo debut turns a simple DNA test into a massive multimedia project.

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At SXSW, Asian-American Musicians Make A Space Of Their Own

This year's SXSW saw the first-ever showcase featuring exclusively Asian-American artists. Organizer Christine Minji Chang says one goal is to broaden Asian Americans' representation in the industry.

At SXSW, Asian-American Musicians Make A Space Of Their Own

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Watch Sylvan Esso Bring Bass And Twists To NPR Music's SXSW Showcase

Sylvan Esso, the duo of Nick Sanborn and Amelia Meath, drew cheers for their soon-to-be-released new material during NPR Music's annual showcase in Austin.

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All Songs Considered

Why SXSW Matters: The Best Of What We Saw, 2017

We go to SXSW in order to find music we're unlikely to see in our own backyard, find something thrilling, then shout out our fervent support. In this episode, we do exactly that.

Why SXSW Matters: The Best Of What We Saw, 2017

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The Chaotic Ecstasy Of SXSW In 50 Photos

See the best photos from the music festival, featuring Diet Cig, Lizzo, Moor Mother, Weezer and The Revolution's Prince tribute.

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What We Loved On The Last Day Of SXSW

It's the end of another grueling and glorious SXSW. Here's what we loved on the last day.

What We Loved On The Last Day Of SXSW

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At SXSW, Garth Brooks Sees The Constants In A Changing Industry

The music business has evolved dramatically since the country icon began his career. What hasn't changed, he says, is how artists connect with fans: "The music kinda lets you be in their life."

At SXSW, Garth Brooks Sees The Constants In A Changing Industry

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