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Martin Luther King Jr. waves to supporters during the 1963 March on Washington and President Barack Obama speaks at his first inauguration in 2009.

Read Obama's 'Hope And Virtue' Distilled In A Song

January 19, 2013 – Words from the president's first inaugural address have been set to music on a new album.


Cody ChesnuTT performs live on WFUV in New York City.

Watch Cody ChesnuTT: Love Thy Mother WFUV

January 19, 2013 – Watch the soul singer perform "That's Still Mama" live at WFUV's studios in New York City. WFUV

On the new album Migrations, Cristina Pato plays the gaita, a bagpipe from her native region of Galicia in northwest Spain.

Read A Bagpipe-Slinging Spaniard Finds A Home In New York Jazz

January 19, 2013 – Cristina Pato plays the traditional gaita, a bagpipe from her native region of Galicia.


After a failed career at home in the U.S., the Chinese-American rapper Jin found an unexpected second chance at stardom on the other side of the world.

Watch Jin, 'The Chinese Kid Who Raps,' Grows Up

January 19, 2013 – When his career in the U.S. stalled, Jin Auyeung found an audience on the other side of the world.


Fatoumata Diawara and some of her musical collaborators on "Voices United for Mali" at a press conference held in Bamako, Mali on Jan. 17, 2013.

Watch Watch A Supergroup From Mali Sing For Peace

January 18, 2013 – In a new song, 40 top musicians from Mali demand peace for their shattering country.

Star & Micey perform a special set for the World Cafe crew.

Read Star & Micey On World Cafe WXPN

January 18, 2013 – Listen to a performance and interview with a folk-pop band bringing a fresh perspective to Memphis. WXPN


American Sound Studio in Memphis, Tenn.

Read American Sound Studio On World Cafe WXPN

January 18, 2013 – Learn a bit about the renowned Memphis studio, which produced roughly 120 hits in the late '60s. WXPN


Michael Arthur's drawing of the Balkan brass band Mucca Pazza, made during a show at Joe's Pub in New York.

Read They Sing, He Draws

January 18, 2013 – Illustrator Michael Arthur's drawings catch musicians in the act of a live performance.

Chick Corea.

Listen Chick Corea On Piano Jazz

January 18, 2013 – Corea solos on "Monk's Mood" and joins Marian McPartland for an evocative version of "Spain."

Shelby Lynne.

Listen Shelby Lynne On 'Song Travels'

January 18, 2013 – The country singer-songwriter joins host Michael Feinstein for a rendition of "You Belong to Me."


Tuner Classic Movies.

Read Tuner Classic Movies

January 18, 2013 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Portal's vocalist, The Curator.

Read Song Premiere: Portal, 'The Back Wards'

January 18, 2013 – The mysterious death-metal band makes Lovecraftian horror that's bent on sonic masochism.

Muddy Waters, c. 1979.

Read 5 Blues Songs That Feel Your Midwinter Chill Jazz24

January 18, 2013 – Muddy Waters and Blind Willie McTell have music to help you through a month that never seems to end. Jazz24

Conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada, who has just been named as the next music director of the Houston Symphony.

Read Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week

January 18, 2013 – A new face for Houston, an acid attack on the Bolshoi Ballet chief and that nine-day tenure in NJ.

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