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Bartees Strange explores his journey from 'Farm to Table'

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Yaya Bey's latest, Remember Your North Star, tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on June 17. Lawrence Agyei hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on June 17

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Bartees Strange on World Cafe

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"These songs make sense because I'm Black and because my voice ties these songs together," Bartees Strange says of Live Forever. "My legacy, my history, my ancestry ties this together." Julia Leiby/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of August

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