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Guitarist Stephane Wrembel Plays Music Inspired By Jazz Great Django Reinhardt

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Bernice was Glenn Copeland's choice of an artist he's thankful for in All Things Considered's series Play it Forward. In this edition, Bernice's lead singer Robin Dann chooses Georgia Anne Muldrow. Carter Hutton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Play It Forward: Bernice's Robin Dann On Writing Music With A Sense Of Surprise

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Sheryl Crow won three Grammy awards in 1995, including record of the year for "All I Wanna Do" off her album, Tuesday Night Music Club. For this session, we revisit her 1993 interview about her debut. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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Classic World Cafe with Sheryl Crow

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DJ Premier is a purist at heart. He picks samples based on feeling and the beats he creates from them are all about honoring that vibe. That lineage has played out from his parents record collection growing up in Houston to his own expansive discography over the last 30 years. NPR hide caption

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Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes both grew up in southeast London, but have made very different music in their solo careers. What Kinda Music, their debut as a duo, blends jazz, electronic and hip-hop. Joshua Osborne/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tom Misch On Making 'What Kinda Music' And Seeing Yussef Dayes At A Talent Show

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Sweet Crude sings modern indie pop in Louisiana French, a centuries-old dialect. "We had this intention of giving this very old dialect a brand new set of clothes," band member Sam Craft says. Augusta Sagnelli/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Old Language, New Clothes: Sweet Crude On Singing Modern Pop In Louisiana French

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Lucinda Williams sees her new album Good Souls Better Angels as part of a long line of political country music. "Go back and listen to Woody Guthrie. It is my job, as far as I'm concerned," she says. Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'I Get Angry, Too': Lucinda Williams On Her Politically Charged New Album

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The title of Fiona Apple's Fetch the Bolt Cutters started as a line from a TV crime drama, but became the album's central message: "Fetch your tool of liberation. Set yourself free," Apple says. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Fetch Your Tool Of Liberation': Fiona Apple On Setting Herself Free

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A second line in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, photographed on April 15, 2018. The parades, along with much else in the city, have been suspended amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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For Iris DeMent, Music Is The Calling That Forces Her Into The Spotlight

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Spinning records backwards was once condemned as satanic. But when DJ Dahi reverses samples — or alters his voice — to produce hits for the likes of Pusha T, Kendrick Lamar or Childish Gambino, it's a ministry of texture and sound. NPR hide caption

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NPR's Scott Simon spoke with Marin Alsop about the end of her tenure as musical director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and a less heralded part of her career: her 1980s swing band. Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Marin Alsop On Her Swing Orchestra And Stepping Down From The Baltimore Symphony

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The new Lifetime movie The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel tells the story of the one of the most important gospel groups of the 20th century. Amanda Matlovich/Courtesy of Lifetime hide caption

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In New Film About Gospel Pioneers The Clark Sisters, The Music Comes First

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Appalachian Road Show's new album is fittingly called Tribulation. Banjoist Barry Abernathy and fiddler Jim VanCleve spoke to NPR about playing traditional songs of hardship during a modern crisis. Micah Schweinsberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Appalachian Road Show's New Album Confronts 'Tribulations' Past And Present

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Maggie Koerner On World Cafe

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