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Sesame Street's Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Abby Cadabby attend HBO Premiere of Sesame Street's The Magical Wand Chase at the Metrograph in 2017 in New York City. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images hide caption

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50 Years Young: How The Music Of 'Sesame Street' Keeps Up With The Times

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Kishi Bashi's Omoiyari, out May 31, is largely inspired by the artist's visit to ex-internment camps in America. Max Ritter/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kishi Bashi Uses The History Of Japanese Internment To Explore America Today

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Duckwrth performs at 2018 BET Experience in Los Angeles. The rapper's latest project, The Falling Man, is due out May 17. Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images hide caption

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Duckwrth Treats Hip-Hop As His Missionary Work

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"I was doing a lot of reflecting on home," Kelsey Lu says of her debut album, Blood. Tyler Mitchell/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kelsey Lu, A Classically Trained Rule Breaker

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Kanye West performs Sunday Service during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 21, 2019 in Indio, California. Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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At Kanye West's Sunday Service, 'He Is The Church'

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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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