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Freedom Is Free is the latest album by Los Angeles quartet Chicano Batman. Left to right: Eduardo Arenas, Bardo Martinez, Gabriel Villa, Carlos Arévalo. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chicano Batman: A Sound And Vision That Could Only Come From Los Angeles

The band warps traditional Mexican music with traces of lounge, R&B, psych rock — and on the new Freedom Is Free, some explicit politics. Kelly McEvers met up with the group at an LA guitar shop.

Coffee Cold Galt MacDermot
Freedom (Interlude)

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Trump Has Many Jobs Unfilled; Is He 'Deconstructing The Administrative State'?

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10 Years After The New Bedford ICE Raid, Immigrant Community Has Hope

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Balmorran Balmorrhea
Life Itself Glass Animals
By Hook or By Crook Ikebe Shakedown

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Nate Smith's 'Kinfolk': A Study In Nomadic Jazz

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Pages Nate Smith
Bounce Nate Smith
India BoomBox
Stutter EMEFE
Millions of Birds Richard Houghten
Game over! Harris Cole
Echoes from the Surface TM Juke & The Jack Baker Trio
The Fall Rhye

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Chicano Batman: A Sound And Vision That Could Only Come From Los Angeles

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Right Off The Back Chicano Batman
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Pomades is one of half-a-dozen barbershops on a single block in central Moscow. Until recently, Russian society took a narrow view of masculinity. Real men weren't supposed to worry about hair or skincare. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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In Moscow, New Barbershops Trim Away Old Notions Of Russian Masculinity

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Hung Up on My Baby Isaac Hayes
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Strode Rode Sonny Rollins
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Area C Chicano Batman
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