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Lucy Champion of Anuna.

Listen The Thistle And Shamrock: Wisdom In The Strings

September 25, 2013 – We explore contemporary and traditional music conveying wisdom from ancient times this week.


On September 29, 1998, Outkast's Aquemini came out the same day as A Tribe Called Quest's The Love Movement, Brand Nubian's The Foundation and Jay-Z's Vol. 2, Hard Knock Life.

Read The Choice Is Yours: 10 Great Rap Release Dates Of The 1990s

September 25, 2013 – The fat spectrum of hip-hop music released in the '90s made Tuesdays a day of tough decisions.

Stand back, or wear earplugs.

Read Say What? French Horn Players Run Risk Of Hearing Loss

September 25, 2013 – Nearly half the horn players in an Australian study noticed that they'd lost some of their hearing.

Antonio Pompa-Baldi's new album is a tribute to Francis Poulenc and Edith Piaf.

Read The Pianist Who Plays 'The Rascal And The Sparrow'

September 25, 2013 – In a new tribute album, pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi pairs songs by Francis Poulenc and Edith Piaf.

Vijay Iyer and Jeremy Denk are 2013 MacArthur fellows.

Watch Vijay Iyer, Jeremy Denk Win MacArthur Genius Grants

September 25, 2013 – The two pianists exemplify creative thinking and wide-ranging intellectual and artistic pursuits.

HAIM's new album, Days Are Gone, comes out Sept. 30.

Read First Listen: HAIM, 'Days Are Gone'

September 25, 2013 – Three sisters channel influences most listeners will recognize within a fresh, personal sound.

He's My Brother, She's My Sister.

Read He's My Brother, She's My Sister On World Cafe WXPN

September 24, 2013 – Hear the entertaining, theatrical folk group perform four songs from Nobody Dances in This Town. WXPN


Elvis Costello and ?uestlove of The Roots.

Read Elvis Costello And The Roots On World Cafe WXPN

September 24, 2013 – The stars appear in the studio to perform songs from their new collaborative album, Wise Up Ghost. WXPN


Tunisian rapper Klay BBJ in an image from his Facebook page.

Read As Artistic Freedoms Dwindle, A Tunisian Rapper Is On The Run

September 24, 2013 – The mother of Klay BBJ says he was arrested and beaten for a song that criticized police.


Alastair Moock's new album, Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World's Bravest Kids, is based on experiences with his daughter Clio, who is in remission from leukemia.

Read For Families In Crisis, A Songwriter Offers Humor And Empathy

September 24, 2013 – After his daughter was diagnosed with leukemia last summer, singer Alastair Moock turned to music.


Clockwise from upper left: Anna Calvi, M.I.A., Poliça, members of Los Campesinos!, Deltron 3030 and Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie

Read Fall Music Preview

September 24, 2013 – Hear All Songs Considered's massive 2013 fall preview with new music from M.I.A., Poliça, and more.


Michele Rosewoman (bottom right) is joined by batá percussionists in performance with her New Yor-Uba Ensemble in 2013.

Read In New Afro-Cuban Music, Ancient Tradition Meets Future Shock

September 24, 2013 – After 30 years, Michele Rosewoman and Francisco Mora-Catlett recorded their otherworldly Latin jazz.

Lucy Schwartz.

Watch Lucy Schwartz Is In Love With Her Own Voice, And That's OK

September 24, 2013 – On her new album Timekeeper, the singer-songwriter often sounds like a throwback to another era.


Chvrches in the studios of 89.3 The Current.

Watch Chvrches, 'Recover' (Live) KCMP

September 24, 2013 – Watch the Scottish synth-pop trio perform a stripped-down version of its most rousing anthem. KCMP

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