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First Aid Kit

Sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg make charming, folk-infused pop music that lulls and enchants.

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Kayhan Kalhor

A soulful master musician from Iran, Kalhor performs a beautiful improvisation at the NPR offices.

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Real Estate

Real Estate wears placidity well: It's a band born and bred to convey and celebrate laconic comfort.

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Rudresh Mahanthappa

The saxophonist's new repertoire salutes electric funk, South Indian modes and swarming solos.

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Through her insightful lyrics, Sandra Velasquez conjures the sounds of the Mexican desert.

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A band of selective minimalism, Milagres gets the most of simple sounds at the NPR Music offices.

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The Cranberries

In this performance at the NPR Music offices, the Irish pop band mixes new songs with early hits.

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Joan Soriano

"The Duke of Bachata" gives a raw but beautiful interpretation of bachata at the NPR Music offices.