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Kamasi Washington On World Cafe

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Miss Universe, the debut album from Nilufer Yanya, is out March 22 on ATO. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ: Nilüfer Yanya

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Gary Clark Jr.'s latest album, This Land, is out now. Frank Maddocks/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Racism In American South Inspired Gary Clark Jr.'s 'This Land'

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Nakhane's album You Will Not Die is out now. Tarryn Hatchett/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nakhane's Music Meets At Life's Intersections: 'There's Nothing To Be Ashamed Of'

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A Sprawling Blueprint For Protest Music, Courtesy Of The Jazz Duke

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Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo, Marco Graf as Pepe, and Daniela Demesa as Sofi in Roma, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Alfonso Cuarón/Netflix hide caption

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A Journey Through The Music Of The Oscar-Nominated Film 'Roma'

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Gary Clark Jr. On World Cafe

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"I probably almost broke down a few times questioning whether or not I was gonna be able to get it done," Pianist Kris Bowers says of learning Don Shirley's music for Green Book. Molly Cranna/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How Pianist Kris Bowers Found His Inner Virtuoso For Oscar-Nominated 'Green Book'

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Neyla Pekarek On World Cafe

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Mavis Staples On World Cafe

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Demonstrators gather near the studio of singer R. Kelly to call for a boycott of his music on Jan. 9, 2019 after allegations of sexual abuse against young girls were raised on the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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'Surviving R. Kelly' Producer Dream Hampton Takes On Ecosystem That Supported The Star

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The Paisley Underground scene included (from top left clockwise) The Bangles (Autumn de Wilde), Dream Syndicate (Chris Sikich), Rain Parade (Stephanie Beltran), and The Three O'Clock (Chris Haston) Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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The Paisley Underground On World Cafe

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Aldous Harding Talks About Her Intriguing New Song And Video

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"Having not grown up here, I feel I'm always educating myself on what this country is, what it has been and perhaps what it can be." J.S Ondara's debut album is Tales of America. Josh Cheuse/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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J.S. Ondara Examines An Elusive American Dream On His Debut

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Macy Gray On World Cafe

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