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Julien Baker On World Cafe

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Jeremiah Fraites on World Cafe

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Ishibashi was born to post-war immigrants from Japan, which, albeit slowly, the artist has conceptually embraced more in his music. Rachael Renee Levasseur/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'For Every Voice That Never Sang,' Kishi Bashi Is Confident For A Changing World

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Aaron Lee Tasjan on World Cafe

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Laurie Anderson, an artist and performer whose work spans disciplines, channels her emotional past into transformative art. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Catching Up With Laurie Anderson, An Artist Always Ahead Of Her Time

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Rhiannon Giddens recorded her new album, They're Calling Me Home, with her collaborator Francesco Turrisi, in quarantine in Ireland during 2020. Ebru Yildiz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Taylor Swift, onstage during the Fearless Tour at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 27, 2009 in New York. Swift released a re-recorded version of her 2008 album Fearless on April 9, 2021. Jason Kempin/Getty Images hide caption

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Mexican jazz legend Tino Contreras celebrates his 97th birthday with a special concert from Mexico City. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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A 97-Year-Old Mexican Jazz Drummer's Latest Gig

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Rick Steves on World Cafe

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A musician, disoriented by his loss of work and the inefficiency of bureaucracy, made the best of waiting in line for unemployment by making music. Martin Poole/Getty Images hide caption

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Lovely Songs From The Big Hold, Inspired By Bureaucracy

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Clayton was ready to take her stardom to the next level, but these plans were put on hold after going through car accident that left her without both legs. Mathieu Bitton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Merry Clayton Bares Her 'Beautiful Scars'

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2021 is shaping up to be a big year for singer-songwriter H.E.R., who, after winning two Grammy awards in one night, was nominated for an Oscar the morning after. Rich Fury/Getty Images hide caption

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H.E.R. Is A 'Soul Baby' With A Social Conscience

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Angel Bat Dawid is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist rooted in Chicago's jazz scene. Mara Arteaga/Rhizomes Films hide caption

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Play It Forward: Angel Bat Dawid Knows How To Deliver Emotion Through Song

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Deep Sea Diver on World Cafe

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"Queer people love country music," singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile says. "... We just don't think that it's going to open its doors to us. And when it does, it's wildly satisfying." Austin Hargrave/AUGUST hide caption

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Singer Brandi Carlile Talks Ambition, Avoidance And Finally Finding Her Place

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Omar Sosa's new album is An East African Journey. Massimo Mantovani/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Omar Sosa Takes A Journey To East Africa

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Leslie Jordan hopes that, no matter how you were raised, you can listen and enjoy Company's Comin'. Miller Mobley/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Company's Comin',' Leslie Jordan And Gospel Greats Sing For Joy

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The Hold Steady on World Cafe

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Langhorne Slim on World Cafe

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Lake Street Dive On World Cafe

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