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Clockwise from upper left: Superorganism, Kevin Morby, Sharon Van Etten, Regina Spektor Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Regina Spektor, a Son Lux collaboration with David Byrne and Mitski, more

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American Utopia, directed by Spike Lee, captures a filmed performance of David Byrne's acclaimed Broadway production. David Lee/HBO hide caption

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Silvio Rodrí­guez's latest album is called Para la espera. Gabriel Guerra Bianchini hide caption

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On 'Para La Espera,' Silvio Rodríguez Combines The Personal And Political

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Musician David Byrne speaks from the TED stage. James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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David Byrne: How Do Spaces Shape The Music We Make?

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David Byrne performing in "American Utopia" on Broadway. Catalina Kulczar hide caption

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Reasons To Be Cheerful: A Conversation With David Byrne

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Brandi Carlile performs a live World Cafe Session at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Liz Waldie/WXPN hide caption

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Brandi Carlile On World Cafe

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David Byrne (left) with World Cafe Host, Talia Schlanger (right) backstage at the 2018 XPoNential Music Festival. John Myers/WXPN hide caption

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David Byrne On World Cafe

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Clockwise from upper left: Darlingside, Sylvan Esso, David Byrne, Nils Frahm Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: David Byrne, Sylvan Esso, Nils Frahm, More

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St. Vincent performs in tandem with a color guard team at the Barclays Center on June 27, 2015. Jarred Alterman and Wyatt Garfield./Courtesy of Oscilliscope Laboratories hide caption

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David Byrne and St. Vincent's new album, Love This Giant, comes out Sept. 11. Andreas Laszlo Konrath/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Grizzly Bear's newest full-length, Shields, is one of a heaping handful of exciting new rock albums out this month. Tom Hines/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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What To Hear Now: This Month In Rock Records

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Musician David Byrne at his rehearsal space at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. Byrne's first musical, Here Lies Love, chronicles the rise and fall of Imelda Marcos. Andrea Shea/NPR hide caption

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David Byrne Finds A Disco Muse In Imelda Marcos

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