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Sara Nimaga plays the balafon in Paul Chandler's music class at the American International School in Bamako, Mali.

Read An American In Mali, Teaching The Country's Sounds

April 20, 2013 – Paul Chandler's love for West Africa's music inspired him to move there. Now he's paying it forward.

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Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer's new collaborative album is titled Child Ballads.

Read The Continuing Relevance Of Child Ballads

April 20, 2013 – A duo of young songwriters is reviving Scottish and English folk songs from centuries ago.

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The cover of Nick Drake's 1970 album Bryter Later.

Watch What Nick Drake Taught Me About Art And Love

April 18, 2013 – Ann Powers says some music feels so personal, it's hard to think about sharing it with anyone else.

The crowd at Coachella on Sunday.

Read Coachella's Hometown Aims To Cash In On Fest's Rising Tide SCPR

April 18, 2013 – The highest-grossing music festival in the world happens in a city struggling to stay afloat. SCPR

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Public Enemy on stage in 1988. The group will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame Thursday.

Watch The Diverse Influence Of The 2013 Rock Hall Inductees WCPN

April 18, 2013 – As the Rock Hall inducts its newest class, Vijay Iyer explains how Public Enemy shaped his music. WCPN

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The late trumpeter Bud Herseth,  former principal player for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for over 50 years.

Watch Appreciating A Pillar Of The Chicago Sound: Trumpeter Bud Herseth

April 16, 2013 – The legendary trumpeter spent 53 years as principal in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Caroline Shaw, winner of this year's music Pulitzer, performing with the ACME ensemble in New York in September 2012.

Watch Caroline Shaw, 30, Wins Pulitzer For Music

April 15, 2013 – The youthful composer, violinist and vocalist is one of just a handful of female musician winners.

The late Colin Davis conducting the last night of Proms at London's Royal Albert Hall in September 1968.

Watch Remembering Colin Davis, A Conductor Beloved Late In Life

April 14, 2013 – The knighted English conductor who won three Grammys died at age 85 on Sunday.

Alvaro Perez volunteers as a DJ at a socialist party stand in Caracas, Venezuela, playing songs in support of candidate Nicolas Maduro.

Read The Music Of The Venezuelan Presidential Campaigns

April 12, 2013 – In Caracas, music supporting the candidates for the Venezuelan presidency is a constant presence.

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A company called ReDigi wants to help you sell digital music you no longer want.

Read Whose MP3s Are They, Anyway?

April 11, 2013 – Is it legal to resell digital albums or e-books you don't want anymore?

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A group of musicians and major donors pose with Lionel Hampton's vibraphone at the 2013 Jazz Appreciation Month launch. From left: Mark Dibner of The Argus Fund, drummer Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Fran Morris Rosman of the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, pianist Randy Weston, Richard Rosman of the Ella Fitzgerald foundation and Smithsonian American History Museum Director John Gray.

Read The Creators Of Jazz Appreciation Month Start Celebrating

April 9, 2013 – Drummer Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez and pianist Randy Weston donated items to the Smithsonian.

The Wu-Tang Clan. Clockwise from left: Ol' Dirty Bastard, the GZA, the RZA, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah. Center, from left, Method Man and U-God.

Watch The Wu-Tang Clan's 20-Year Plan

April 8, 2013 – The group's 1993 debut was the opening shot of a plan to open up the rap music industry.

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Jan Bang performs a live remix at the Punkt Festival.

Watch How Norway Funds A Thriving Jazz Scene

April 6, 2013 – For Norwegian musicians, it literally pays to dream big — and to write lots of grant applications.

Brian Johnson (L) and Angus Young of AC/DC in 2000. Johnson's first album with the group, 1980's Back In Black, is one of the best-selling albums of all time, despite never reaching No. 1 on the Billboard album chart.

Watch Justin Timberlake And The AC/DC Rule

April 5, 2013 – What the career of the Australian classic rockers teaches us about the latest blockbuster album.

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Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Why We Fight About Pop Music

Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral <em>Become Ocean</em>.

Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean'

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral Become Ocean.

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

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