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Michael Kiwanuka's debut album Home Again was released this spring.

Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka went to music school, but he thinks technical knowledge is less important than passion and free expression. Olivia Rose/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Michael Kiwanuka On World Cafe

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Guru and DJ Premier of the hip-hop group Gang Starr, pictured together in 1991. The duo's first new album in 16 years is One of the Best Yet. Gie Knaeps/Getty Images hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On Nov. 1

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"I felt like I toed the line of nowhere," Michael Kiwanuka says of his upbringing as the child of Ugandan refugees in England. Phil Sharp/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Michael Kiwanuka On World Cafe

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