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Read NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013
Read O Brothers: Drummers Brian and Brady Blade
Listen NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2013
Watch The Mandela Playlist: A Life And Legacy, Told In Music
December 7, 2013 – The former South African president lived a life filled with rich musical associations.
Read A Bumper Crop Of Classical Box Sets
Read Wade In The Water: 5 Jazz Takes On Spirituals WFIU
Watch Lorde Sounds Like Teen Spirit
Watch A Rational Conversation: Mish Way On 2013 In Music
December 4, 2013 – The musician and writer talks about the year in music from where she sits, which is right up front.
Watch Mark Mulcahy: The Fresh Air Interview
Watch Remembering A Congolese Rumba King
Watch Serbian Composer Djuro Zivkovic Wins Grawemeyer Music Prize
December 1, 2013 – Hear On the Guarding of the Heart, the piece that earned the award for the Serbian-born composer.
Watch The Electric Bassist With An In-House Composer
Read At The BBC, The Beatles Shocked An Institution
Read As JFK Died In Dallas, Music Was Born In Boston
Watch AK-47s, Accordions And Angels Of Death: Narcocorridos Hit The Big Screen
November 26, 2013 – Narco Cultura looks at violence by Mexico's drug cartels and the popular culture it has inspired.