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Ephraim Bugumba's song "Voices in My Head" was a stand-out entry in this year's Tiny Desk Contest. Nolis Anderson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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This Tiny Desk Contestant Processes Pain Through Music: 'It Became Our Safety Place'

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Amanda Gustafson and Eric Olsen of Swale. Shem Roose/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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These Tiny Desk Contestants Extend Compassion 'To Honor This Heartbreak' Of Addiction

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Making Movies (pictured) enlist Latin legend Ruben Blades for its upcoming album Ameri'kana. Luis Cantillo/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Making Movies And Rubén Blades Trace Stories Of Immigrant Injustice With 'Ameri'kana'

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The pipe organ of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, one of the most famous in the world, was spared from the cathedral fire on April 15, but major restoration needs to be done on the instrument. Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After The Flames, Notre Dame's Centuries-Old Organ May Never Be The Same Again

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Bruce Hornsby's latest album Absolute Zero is out now. Sarah Walor/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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3 Decades In, Bruce Hornsby's Style Is Constantly Evolving

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Dervish's latest album Irish Songbook is out now. Colin Gillen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dervish Finds New Ways To Celebrate Tradition With 'The Great Irish Songbook'

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Soprano Christine Goerke, as Brünnhilde the Valkyrie warrior, at a dress rehearsal for Wagner's Die Walküre at New York's Metropolitan Opera. Richard Termine/Met Opera hide caption

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The Valkyrie Who Maxed Out Her Credit Cards: Christine Goerke Sings Brünnhilde

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Erick Alejandro Iglesias (right) of Cimafunk performs onstage at the 2019 SXSW Conference and Festival March 13, 2019 in Austin, Tx. JEALEX Photo/Getty Images hide caption

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Alt.Latino's New Music Discoveries At SXSW 2019

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Jeremy Denk's new album c.1300-c.2000 traces seven centuries of classical music. Michael Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jeremy Denk's Musical Odyssey Through 7 Centuries Of Music

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Ben Ellman, Robert Mercurio, Stanton Moore, Jeff Raines and Rich Vogel of Galactic, at Tipitina's, New Orleans, La. November 2018. Melissa Stewart/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Galactic's Funk Sound Finds Permanent Home In Legendary New Orleans Club

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Bobbie Gentry in London in 1968. Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Bobbie Gentry's 'The Delta Sweete' Gets A Much-Belated Tribute

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Rosanne Cash's latest album, She Remembers Everything, is a collection of personal songs all written or co-written by Cash. Michael Lavine/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rosanne Cash On The Importance Of Living Out Loud

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Kitka Brings 'Powerful Women's Voices, Joined Together' From East To West

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Geoffry Wharton with his mysterious Gagliano violin. Bailey Swan/Courtesy of Geoffry Wharton hide caption

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A 'Cosmic Connection' Between 2 Violinists

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"Every time I learn something new about the music, I then bring [that] into the next performance," Hilary Hahn says. Dana van Leeuwen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Back To Bach: Hilary Hahn Rekindles An Old Love

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