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Imani Winds

Imani Winds' members shrink Igor Stravinsky down to size in a quintet take on The Rite of Spring.

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Mohammad Reza Shajarian

The 73-year-old Iranian icon unleashes torrents of swooping, soaring sound that elicit goosebumps.

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Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale

The veteran country players mix corny humor, musical merrymaking and timeless vocal harmonies.

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Nicola Benedetti

Watch the violinist spin out music by John Williams and Bach in sweet, soulful tendrils of sound.

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Father Figures

Zany, brainy and danceable, these guys' music mixes rock and jazz like King Crimson at its fiercest.

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Yo La Tengo

To coincide with the release of the band's 13th album, Fade, Yo La Tengo performs an acoustic set.

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Efterklang

The Danish band ransacks the NPR Music offices looking for sound-making material and new ideas.

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Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill

Watch one of the best fiddlers on the planet and a subtle guitar master work their magic.

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The Lone Bellow

The fast-rising Brooklyn trio sings beautiful, heartfelt, impeccably harmonized folk-pop songs.