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Thutmose's debut project Man On Fire is out now. Sam Gold/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Thutmose Experiments With Genres While Honoring His Nigerian Roots

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Tamino's latest album, Amir, is out now. Ramy Fouad/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tamino Channels Voices From His Arabic Heritage Into His Own Eccentric Sound

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Caminantes walk back toward Venezuela on the road between Bogotá and Socorro, Colombia. Thousands cross the border each day. Many head back to their home country after failing to find work or shelter. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Chronicles Of A Venezuelan Exodus: More Families Flee The Crisis On Foot Every Day

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What It Means To Be An Independent Artist Today

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Brazilian singer-songwriter Luedji Luna hopes her music motivates the people of her country to recognize their power and stand up to government officials. Helen Salomão/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How Politics Is Affecting Musicians From Brazil And Venezuela

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Janelle Monae attends the Hollywood premiere of Black Panther in January 2018. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images hide caption

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Janelle Monáe On Her Dirty, World-Dominating Year

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South Texas Butterfly Sanctuary Threatened By Trump's Border Wall

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teddy<3's LillyAnna is out now via Whatever Records. Chantal Anderson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'LillyAnna' Gives Teddy Geiger Space To Express Herself

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"I've always strived for the feeling that I have now," Jacob Banks says. Grace Rivera/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jacob Banks Doesn't Rush His Music: 'Time Is The Only Currency That Matters To Me'

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Big Red Machine, born of the friendship of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Aaron Dessner, is less a band than a large-scale collaboration involving dozens of musicians. Graham Tolbert /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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With Big Red Machine, Justin Vernon And Aaron Dessner Are Anti-Auteurs

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Davi Tatiana Chirino-Santos, 9, and her baby brother, Arnold Jafer Lopez-Santos, crossed with their mother, Jessica Carolina Santos Lopez. Though the journey was long, Chirino-Santos is looking forward to creating a better life in the U.S. She wants to study to be a doctor. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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PHOTOS: What It's Like On Both Sides Of The U.S.-Mexico Border's Busiest Crossing

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Carlos Garcia plays with six-month-old Evin Wilson, with Evin's mother, Jacqui Wilson. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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An Unlikely Friendship: An Immigration Attorney And A Border Patrol Agent

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Stacey Thomas, owner of the Bourbon Bar "The Lexington," says new tariffs on whiskey will hurt her business. "Customers that maybe would have tried bourbon will probably just go for a vodka or a gin or a rum," she says. Christina Cala/NPR hide caption

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"I used metaphor a lot in earlier work to hide what it was that I was actually trying to say," Florence Welch says. Vincent Haycock/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Florence Welch Is Thankful For Her Messy Teenage Years: 'It Formed Me'

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Noah Slee's 2017 debut, Otherland, fuses Tongan traditions with beats and R&B riffs he picked up in Berlin. WILK/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Noah Slee Reaches Back To His Tongan 'Otherland'

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