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Tito Puente on vibraphone at the Palladium.

Read Happy Birthday, El Rey! 10 Fiery Tito Puente Cuts

Hear 10 explosive Tito Puente tracks picked by Miguel Ramirez from La Santa Cecilia.

Jayne Cortez in 1996. The poet often recorded her poems to improvised music.

Read 5 Points Where Poetry Meets Jazz

April 11, 2014 – Hear a sampling of collisions between the written word and the improvised solo.

Frankie Knuckles was a master remixer.

Read Revisionist History: 5 Crucial Frankie Knuckles Remixes

April 6, 2014 – The godfather of house music remixed far more records than he ever recorded himself.

Greek producer Giganta released an excellent EP, Force, on Actress' Werkdiscs label in March.

Read The Best Dance Tracks Of March

April 2, 2014 – Bruising basslines, staccato synths and rave-worthy rhythms: the best in electronic dance music.


Sudanese singer Alsarah.

Read Latitudes: International Music You Must Hear Now

March 31, 2014 – Hear smash hits and intriguing tracks from Sudan, India, Nigeria and beyond.

Fans attend the second day of the Vive Latino 2013 Music Fest at the Foro Sol in Mexico City.

Read 14 Can't-Miss Bands At Vive Latino

March 27, 2014 – Watch a video playlist featuring some of Alt.Latino's favorite artists playing Vive Latino.

Over four decades, the Kronos quartet (from left, John Sherba, Sunny Yang, Hank Dutt and David Harrington) has premiered more than 800 pieces.

Read Kronos Quartet At 40: Songs We Love Q2

March 25, 2014 – To mark the string quartet's 40th anniversary, composers recall their favorite Kronos memories. Q2

Patryk Kosmider

Read 10 Celtic Songs To Kick Off Spring

March 21, 2014 – Welcome in the new season with these 10 vernal-themed songs from NPR Music's ThistleRadio.

Future Islands at SXSW 2014.

Read Download:10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

March 21, 2014 – Download 10 songs from public radio's favorite surprises of this year's SXSW music festival.


Pharrell Williams

Read Get Lucky On St. Patrick's Day With These 25 R&B Songs

March 16, 2014 – Kiss more than just a blarney stone this St. Paddy's Day.

Ana Tijoux.

Read Not in Austin? Hear Alt.Latino's SXAmericas Mix

March 11, 2014 – Listen to 10 standout tracks from Alt.Latino's SXSW DJ event.

Bob Boilen.

Listen Bob Boilen On World Cafe WXPN

March 11, 2014 – Five acts the founder of NPR's All Songs Considered is most excited to see at this year's SXSW. WXPN


Parker Millsap.

Read Download: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

February 27, 2014 – Download music from Elbow, Angel Olsen, Ana Tijoux, Hozier and much more.


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