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Xenia Rubinos

Rubinos uses her Afro-Caribbean roots as a jumping-off point for inventive, provocative songs.

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John Congleton And The Nighty Nite

The decorated producer seizes the spotlight with songs about how extraordinary it is to be ordinary.

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Gregory Porter

Porter's music can be serious and heartwarming, but it never loses its sense of wonder and delight.

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Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band

There's a point when a jam is just a jam, but when a jam becomes a journey... man.

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Jane Bunnett

The Canadian jazz multi-instrumentalist performs with some of the top young women musicians in Cuba.

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Valley Queen

Valley Queen plays with nuance and depth, rooted in a California country sound.

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Los Hacheros

Los Hacheros' members tap into the deep groove of Afro-Caribbean music that inspires modern salsa.

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Adia Victoria

Performing at the NPR Music offices, Adia Victoria's voice is powerful and direct, with no artifice.

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Charles Lloyd & Jason Moran

The saxophonist and pianist play three tunes that draw from their past while looking to the future.

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Mashrou' Leila

A rock band from Beirut performs songs that mix hedonism and hyper-literate lyrics.