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Jean Grae With Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley

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Big Data: Dance Floor Jams For The Cyber-Paranoid

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Courtney Barnett Talks Songwriting And Shyness

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A Young Composer's Evening Prayers For Troubled Times

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Singer And Composer Goes Home To Make Brazilan Music

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The new album Lost And Found compiles unheard recordings from the Buena Vista Social Club sessions, as well as solo work from the musicians involved. Alejandro Perez /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cuban Music's Most Successful Accident Rises Again

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Earl Sweatshirt in Austin, Texas, during SXSW March 21, 2015. Mito Habe-Evans /NPR hide caption

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Earl Sweatshirt: 'I'm Grown'

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The crowd was all smiles during NPR Music's showcase at this year's South By Southwest music festival. We can't send you back in time to hear the shows, but you can listen to some of Bob Boilen's favorite performers from the festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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From Kate Tempest To Torres, Female Artists Shone At SXSW

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Twin Shadow's new album is called Eclipse. Milan Zrnic/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Twin Shadow Meets His Muse At The Cemetery Gates

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Riyaaz Qawwali performed at New York's globalFEST music festival in January. Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

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Deep In The Heart Of Texas, Muslim Music Blossoms

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'We Wanted To Entertain': Jon Spencer On 25 Years In New York

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Shamir's dance music has gospel, country, and disco influences, but it's his androgynous voice that surprises most people. Ruvan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Wear Your Imperfections On Your Sleeve': A Moment With Shamir

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Seinabo Sey performs at The Fader Fort during this year's SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Seinabo Sey Touches Down In Austin

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Ray Benson (center) and his band, the Grammy-winning country outfit Asleep at the Wheel, have long been stewards of the sound co-pioneered by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. Lisa Pollard/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Still The King': A Tribute To An Icon Of Western Swing

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Soprano Pretty Yende in a Los Angeles Opera rehearsal. Starting Saturday, she'll be appearing in the company's production of The Marriage of Figaro. Corin Cates-Carney/NPR hide caption

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Pretty Yende: An Opera Star Whose Rise Began With A Fall

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