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Opinion: Remembering poet Charles Simic

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Charles Simic, former U.S. poet laureate who was born in Belgrade right before World War II. He died this week after a long career of writing and teaching.

Devendra Banhart grew up in Caracas in the '90s, but didn't perform his first show there until 2022. Andrés Rodríguez/Cusica Fest hide caption

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How Cusica Fest is trying to rebuild the Venezuelan music industry

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