Argentine singer Maria Volonte's powerful, refreshing interpretation of tango is fully capable of transplanting itself into folk, Latin blues or the traditional music of Peru, Uruguay and Brazil. With its mature sensuality, her music is filled with a potent brew of nostalgia and melancholy.
With loop pedals and an irrepressible voice, tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus makes powerful and danceable songs that spring to life before your eyes. Watch Garbus perform three buoyant songs from this year's stunning w h o k i l l.
With the help of Iranian singer-percussionist Aida Shahghasemi, Irglova crafts a lovely mix of the exotic and the familiar; of sweetness and longing. Watch the pair perform three songs in the NPR Music offices.