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The vocal legend has released more than 70 albums in a six-decade career. His latest, Duets II, pairs him with artists from Lady Gaga to Aretha Franklin. In a special video and interview, Bennett discusses his legacy and longevity, and performs in NPR's Studio 4A.
From crooning to raging metal to country, Adams can successfully crib just about any style of popular music he chooses. But on the recent Ashes & Fire, and in this session from WFUV, his soulful side shines through.
Deemed 'exhilarating' and 'celebratory' by music critics, the Creole Choir of Cuba has brought, to the world stage, sounds and rhythms of Haiti's immigrant community in Cuba. The group's 10 members are descendants of West Africans who were enslaved in the Caribbean. They sing songs of their ancestors, infusing them with contemporary sounds. They're on their first major U.S. tour. In a performance chat, Michel Martin hosts the choir, their director Emilia Diaz Chavez and their tour manager Kelso Riddell.