Studio SessionsMusicians perform and discuss their work in the studios of NPR and NPR Music station partners. Live music sessions, interviews, and the best new songs in rock, pop, folk, classical, jazz, blues, urban, and world music. Watch video sessions.
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She's a political activist and a rock star. In this session, hear lots of music and legendary stories from Mavis Staples.
Mavis Staples On World Cafe
The Paisley Underground scene included (from top left clockwise) The Bangles (Autumn de Wilde), Dream Syndicate (Chris Sikich), Rain Parade (Stephanie Beltran), and The Three O'Clock (Chris Haston)
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Cherry Glazerr seamlessly blends dreamy rock and punk with raucous energy when performing "Daddi" live.
Left to right: Briana Younger, music editor and writer for The New Yorker; Jon Batiste, jazz artist and bandleader for The Late Show; Rodney Carmichael, staff hip-hop writer for NPR Music.
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