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"The essence of country music is talking about your experiences," Priscilla Renea says. Kyle Goldberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Priscilla Renea Refuses To Be Quiet About Racism In Country Music

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XXXTentacion performs during Rolling Loud Festival in Miami in 2017. The rapper was shot and killed on June 18, 2018. Miami Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Why The Contradictions Of XXXTentacion Are 'Difficult To Square'

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Jill Barber's new album Metaphora means "to transfer meaning" in Greek. "It captures a lot of what this album is about, which is my experience in the world as a woman," she says. Ivan Otis /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jill Barber Goes Pop, Minus Some Sweetness

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John Coltrane and his band recording at Van Gelder Studios in 1963. Jim Marshall Photography LLC hide caption

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John Coltrane's Lost Album A 'Buried Treasure' For Jazz Fans

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Kississippi on World Cafe

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"I feel like we're in that turning point right now," Kamasi Washington says. Durmiel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kamasi Washington's Heaven Exists In His Mind

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Pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa Is Part Of A Long Line of 'Amazing'

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Derek Smalls On World Cafe

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Bettye LaVette On World Cafe

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From left, Jesse Lafser, Brittany Howard and Becca Mancari of Bermuda Triangle. Harvey Hale/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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World Cafe Nashville: Bermuda Triangle

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé shook up the music world with past weekend with a surprise release of their first collaborative album Everything Is Love. Christopher Polk/Getty Images hide caption

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé's 'Everything Is Love' Shakes Up Summer Music

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John Prine On Music, Cancer And Why He Never Thought He'd Be A Recording Artist

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serpentwithfeet's debut album, soil, is available now. Ash Kingston/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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serpentwithfeet Crafts His Own Language For Queer Life

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Carla Morrison is one of the artists featured this week by Alt.Latino. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Contemporary Mexican Music: Not Your Abuelita's Mariachi

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Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama of No-No Boy. Diego Javier Luis/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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These Tiny Desk Contestants Set Stories Of The Asian-American Experience To Music

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Summer Music Preview: 'The War And Treaty' Debuts 'Healing Tide'

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Inductee Jermaine Dupri at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 49th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner on June 14, 2018 in New York City. Gary Gershoff/Getty Images hide caption

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Jermaine Dupri Is A Songwriters Hall Of Famer And We Have The Playlist To Prove It

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"Ayibobo means blessings or welcome," Paul Beaubrun explains. Hugue-Robert Marsan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Paul Beaubrun Shares His Love For Haiti In Song: 'Our Message Is Still Strong'

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Welles and his band inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Welles on World Cafe

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Natalie Prass inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. John Evin Groome/WXPN hide caption

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Natalie Prass On World Cafe

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Bobby McFerrin with his daughter Madison McFerrin at Monterey Jazz Festival in 2014. Craig Lovell/Courtesy of Monterey Jazz Festival hide caption

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Finding Foundation: How Bobby McFerrin And His Daughter Make Music A Family Affair

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