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The composer Julius Eastman died in 1990, but his music is experiencing a renaissance. The Los Angeles-based group Wild Up's jubilant recording of his 1974 work Femenine is one of the most remarkable classical albums of the year. Ron Hammond hide caption

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Top row, left to right: Rita Payés, ILoveMakonnen, Flock of Dimes, Zao, Toumani Diabaté, Pom Pom Squad. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Singer and rapper Houston Kendrick. His new album, Small Infinity, tops our shortlist of the best albums out on April 23. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On April 23

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Clockwise from upper left: Kishi Bashi, Gem Club, Madi Diaz, Montparnasse Musique, Toumani Diabaté. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Kishi Bashi, Toumani Diabaté, Madi Diaz, More

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Malian singing legend Oumou Sangare performing in Essaouira, Morocco in June 2012. Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fatoumata Diawara and some of her musical collaborators on "Voices United for Mali" at a press conference held in Bamako, Mali on Jan. 17, 2013. Moustapha Diallo/courtesy of the artists hide caption

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African Legends, New Music From Shearwater And More

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Toumani Diabate Takes a Solo Turn

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From Toumani Diabate, Ancient 'Variations'

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From Toumani Diabate, Ancient 'Variations'

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The Raveonettes, Toumani Diabate, Punch Brothers, More

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