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In Soul, a middle-school band teacher makes one small misstep and ends up in The Great Before, a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Pixar hide caption

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In 'Soul,' Jon Batiste's Music Helps Bring Pixar's First Black Lead To Life

Batiste is one of several real-life musicians who consulted on the new Pixar film, about a middle-school band teacher who ends up in a fantastical realm called The Great Before.

Mizore Michita
Entirely Different Way Michita
Lament Robohands
Mountain Robohands
Sustain BadBadNotGood
Journey Tim Schaufert
New Lands Tim Schaufert
Riding a Bike Down a Big Hill and Taking Your Feet Off of the Pedals Lullatone
Finding a Leaf in Your Girlfriend's Hair Lullatone

In Soul, a middle-school band teacher makes one small misstep and ends up in The Great Before, a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Pixar hide caption

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In 'Soul,' Jon Batiste's Music Helps Bring Pixar's First Black Lead To Life

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It's All Right Jon Batiste
Spiritual Connection Jon Batiste

Fishermen sell freshly caught seafood at the Saturday Fishermen's Market in Santa Barbara, Calif. When the pandemic began, fishermen watched their markets dry up overnight. Now, as well as public markets like this, some are selling to food assistance programs. April Fulton for NPR hide caption

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Fishermen Team Up With Food Banks To Help Hungry Families

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Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) Gene Autry
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Glenn Miller

At left, Yennie Neal-Achigbu (left) and Jamie Olivieri in 1998 and at right, in 2012. Jamie Olivieri hide caption

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Through Thick And Thin, Best Friends Make Room For Laughter And Tears

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Teenage Dream Yusuke Tsutsumi
Wildflowers Yusuke Tsutsumi
The Motion Makes Me Last Eluvium
Moonpool WMD
Loleta WMD
SORCERER WHITE KATANA
NOVA WHITE KATANA feat. COSMIC
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen [Rock] Mannheim Steamroller

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