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Zinzile Majola, 27-year-old singer of Friends Band, says it felt like a window opening when Mugabe left. "It actually gave us more confidence that things would change from now on, from the way they were, from the way they used to be," Majola says. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Politics In Zimbabwe Has A New Soundtrack

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Low Cut Connie performs live at NON-COMM 2018 at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, recorded live for this session. Senia Lopez/WXPN hide caption

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Low Cut Connie On World Cafe

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Mt. Joy band members Matt Quinn and Sam Cooper with NV89 on-air personality Willobee Carlan. Malayna Joy/Nevada Public Radio hide caption

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Mt. Joy's Mountain Of Accolades: The Band Unpacks Its Humble Beginnings

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Balún's Prisma Tropical is out July 20. Nosotros/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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First Listen: Balún, 'Prisma Tropical'

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"I don't even know if I deserve at age 51 to have this much joy on stage," Dave Matthews says. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Dave Matthews on World Cafe

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One Eleven Heavy features Wooden Wand's James Toth (right) and Nick Mitchell Maiato of Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura (left), plus members of Royal Trux, the Solar Motel Band. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The members of Birdtalker project balance and warmth in a way that only true friends can. Gavin Nutt/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Birdtalker On World Cafe

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