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Indigo Girls On World Cafe

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Daniel Rodriguez Talks About His New Album, 'Sojourn Of A Burning Sun'

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Arlo McKinley On Heartbreak And Hope In His New Album, 'Die Midwestern'

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3 Jazz Greats Reflect On Charlie Parker's Enduring Influence

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The rapper Drakeo the Ruler titled his latest album after the prison phone service provider GTL, whose lines he used to record it, leaving a trail to follow the money through a controversial industry. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Drakeo's Acclaimed Album Highlights How Much Prisons Profit From Phone Calls

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"This record is really about hopefulness. It's about resilience, it's about joy," says Katy Perry. "To me, it's not just about noise, it's about me walking through real hell." Christine Hahn/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Katy Perry On Expanding And Reframing Herself On 'Smile'

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From left: Randy Bewley, Curtis Crowe, Vanessa Briscoe Hay and Michael Lachowski. Over two albums and a handful of singles released from 1979-1983, Pylon's music roared with a danceable chaos. Brian Shanley/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lianne La Havas says her new, self-titled album is her at her purest and most authentic. Hollie Fernando/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Play It Forward: Lianne La Havas Stretches To New Heights

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Phoebe Bridgers On World Cafe

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Latin Musician Prince Royce On His DNC Appearance

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"I've always loved music," says Lauren Eylise. "It's my second language." Her song "Peaks and Valleys" caught the attention of NPR Music's judges for the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest Kevin J. Watkins/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Meet Lauren Eylise, A Standout Performer From The 2020 Tiny Desk Contest

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Bright Eyes On World Cafe

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Bandleader Raul Malo and guitarist Eddie Perez both claim Latin American heritage, but their roots music-driven band had never ventured into creating an entirely Spanish album until now. Alejandro Menéndez Vega/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Mavericks Are Back, This Time 'En Español'

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