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Caravan Palace.

Read Oui Et Oui: Montreal Jazz's French Connection WBGO

June 27, 2013 – Canada's grandest music event props up the city's elite French and Francophone musicians. WBGO

Graveola celebrates its hometown of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in the song "Babulina's Trip."

Read DJ Betto Arcos Spins The Latest From Brazil

June 23, 2013 – The world music maven brings samba, reggae and more to weekends on All Things Considered.

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Mariah Carey in the video for "Always Be My Baby" in 1996.

Read The Songs Of The Summer, 1962-2013

June 21, 2013 – Have these hits of yesteryear aged like a fine wine, or fermented like a stinky cheese? You decide.

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NPR Music's 25 favorite albums of the year (so far)

Read NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of The Year (So Far)

June 11, 2013 – NPR Music's favorite albums of 2013's first half often keep their boundaries blurry.

Daft Punk in the video for "Get Lucky," one of NPR Music's favorite songs of the year so far.

Read NPR Music's 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013 (So Far)

June 11, 2013 – Let the record show that these are the songs we were feeling during the first half of 2013.

Madlib, the voice and producer behind Quasimoto.

Read Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

June 7, 2013 – Download new music from Pretty Lights, !!!, Quasimoto, The Shouting Matches, Lorde and many more.

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Duke Ellington rehearses for a 1973 concert in London's Westminster Abbey.

Read Duke Ellington: Highlights Of His Twilight WFIU

May 23, 2013 – After writing partner Billy Strayhorn died, the great composer experienced a burst of productivity. WFIU

Woody Herman in 1946.

Read Woody Herman At 100: 'A Blues Player From His Heart'

May 16, 2013 – A reedman, talent scout and bandleader, Herman led "Herds" that were both popular and respected.

Savages.

Read Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

May 10, 2013 – Download new songs from British singer Laura Mvula, post-punk band Savages, Shuggie Otis and more.

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Turkish-German vocalist Esra Dalfidan sings in several languages with her band FIDAN.

Read Jazzahead! Highlights: 5 New Bands From Europe WBGO

April 26, 2013 – More than 20,000 jazz fans and industry types descend upon Bremen's discovery-intensive festival. WBGO

Symphony Sid Torin (left) hosts a program at WHOM featuring the saxophonist Arnett Cobb.

Read Jazz Salutes Its Disc Jockeys Jazz24

April 18, 2013 – So important were jazz DJs of the '40s and '50s that jazz artists often wrote songs for them. Jazz24

The pianist and saxophonist Kyle Shepherd is one of Cape Town's most highly tipped musicians.

Read South By South Africa: 5 Jazz Acts From The Rainbow Nation WBGO

April 16, 2013 – The Cape Town International Jazz Festival, one of Africa's largest, featured all five of these acts. WBGO

Phosphorescent

Read Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

April 15, 2013 – Download new music from Samantha Crain, N.O.R.E., Phosphorescent, Devendra Banhart and more.

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Mary Lou Williams performs at the Cafe Society in New York in 1947.

Read The Women In Charge Of The Band WFIU

March 29, 2013 – Jazz musicians like Lil Armstrong, Carla Bley and Mary Lou Williams drove their own ensembles. WFIU

This 1653 engraving by Rembrandt inspired composer Frank Martin to write his oratorio Golgotha in 1945.

Read The Good Friday 5: Musical Passion Stories You Must Hear

March 28, 2013 – Before Easter, hear five powerful and diverse musical portrayals of Jesus' last days.

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