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Seu Jorge performs on stage during a 2005 festival in Rio.

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July 17, 2013 – For many, the music of Seu Jorge recalls the songwriting of Tom Jobim and Caetano Veloso. WXPN

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Randy Roberts discusses samba at his record store in Pelourinho, the historic center of Salvador, Brazil.

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July 16, 2013 – World Cafe travels to Brazil to learn more about samba, with music by Samba Chula de São Braz. WXPN

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Red Baraat.

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July 15, 2013 – The Brooklyn Bhangra band performs high-energy, genre-bending songs from its recent Shruggy Ji. WXPN

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Sheldon Harnick (right) with longtime musical partner and composer Jerry Bock.

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July 12, 2013 – The Fiddler on the Roof lyricist shares songs of some of Broadway's most memorable characters.

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John Bunch

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July 12, 2013 – The big-band pianist and WWII hero died earlier this year. We remember him with a 1991 session.

Emily Wells performs live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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July 11, 2013 – Watch Wells build a virtual backing band out of loops during "Mama's Gonna Give You Love" on KCRW. KCRW

Charles Bradley.

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July 10, 2013 – In his new album Victim Of Love, a soul singer makes the most of his long-sought opportunity. WXPN

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Charles Bradley and his band perform live at KUTX in Austin.

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July 9, 2013 – Watch a charismatic soul singer tear the roof off of KUTX's Studio 1A with "Confusion." KUTX

BRONCHO.

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July 9, 2013 – The aggressive Oklahoma-based band straddles the line between pop and punk in their debut album. WXPN

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Patty Griffin.

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July 8, 2013 – Hear the veteran singer-songwriter perform four songs from her latest album, American Kid. WXPN

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Ron Carter

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July 5, 2013 – The man who set the standard for modern jazz bass performs Miles Davis' "So What" and more.

Portugal. The Man.

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July 5, 2013 – The Alaskan psych-rock band discusses working with Danger Mouse on its new album, Evil Friends. WXPN

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Mark O'Connor.

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July 5, 2013 – The violinist joins host Michael Feinstein to play Fats Waller's "Ain't Misbehavin'" and more.

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Portland's Morning Ritual performs live for opbmusic.

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July 5, 2013 – Watch the smoldering jazz-rock band conjure memories of Steely Dan and Sade in "So Cold." opbmusic

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

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July 4, 2013 – Hear the band perform a stripped-down session, recorded at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. WXPN

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