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Jake Blount's new album, The New Faith, takes spirituals and sacred blues numbers as the source material for an uneasy Afrofuturist story. Tadin Brown /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise, from top left: Jake Blount, Jesca Hoop, Marlon Williams, Alex G, Rubblebucket, Dry Cleaning. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Mix: Dry Cleaning, Jesca Hoop, Alex G, Rubblebucket, Jake Blount, Marlon Williams

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Clockwise from top row: Mdou Moctar, Danielle Durack, Luluc, The Antlers Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Luluc, The Antlers, Squirrel Flower, More

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Jake Blount, a 24-year-old banjoist and fiddler, is one of the people in the traditional music community working to educate others on the genre's Black roots. Michelle Lotker/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Breaking Down The Legacy Of Race In Traditional Music In America

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Ondara (formerly known as JS Ondara). He's latest release, Folk N Roll Vol. 1 – Tales of Isolation, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on May 29. Ian Flomer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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