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Fantastic Negrito performing live at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert. Recorded live for this session. Senia Lopez/WXPN hide caption

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Fantastic Negrito On World Cafe

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Some of the figures on Down the Road Wherever seem to want a return to some long-gone glory days, but Mark Knopfler only sketches out the what of their wistful desires, not their why. Derek Hudson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Aretha Franklin, pictured during a television appearance in January 1972, the same month in which the project Amazing Grace was recorded. ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images hide caption

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Charles Mingus poses next to a poster for his six nights of performances at the Strata Concert Gallery in Detroit in 1973. A recording of one of those nights has just been released. Sue Mingus/Courtesy of BBE Music hide caption

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Tom Morello's solo debut record, The Atlas Underground, is out now via Mom + Pop Music. Eitan Miskevich/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tom Morello's Solo Debut Creates Art From Wreckage

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Empress Of's latest album, Us, is out Oct. 19, via Terrible Records. Adam Elramly/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Empress Of Pivots From 'Me' To 'Us'

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Musician Rubén Blades' new album contains jazz and rumba. Lawrence Sumulong/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Rubén Blades Swings Big Band Jazz And Rumba On New Album

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