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Listen Christian McBride

April 11, 2006 – The bassist describes his instrument as a "house on stage. You feel it more than you hear it."

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Listen Suphala

January 12, 2006 – The young percussionist from India tells how she gets the tabla to speak in many languages.

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Listen Abigail Washburn

September 12, 2005 – Banjo player Abigail Washburn says singing in Chinese helps her connect with her American roots.

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Listen Michael Ramos

July 22, 2005 – With Charanga Cakewalk, a backup performer takes center stage and returns to his Tex-Mex roots.

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Listen Del McCoury

June 20, 2005 – Del McCoury talks about 40 years of musical success, including new work with younger acts.

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Listen Kathleen Hanna

May 19, 2005 – The former punk rocker, now with the group Le Tigre, is a new type of feminist icon.

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Listen Bill Summers

March 22, 2005 – Percussionist Bill Summers discusses rythmic links between Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas.

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Listen Manuel Barrueco

February 26, 2005 – The Cuban-born musician has been called an "aristocrat of the guitar" with "uncommon lyrical gifts."

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Listen Gary Nunez

July 25, 2004 – Bassist Gary Nunez revives and re-invents his nation's rhythmic musical style.

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