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The Soul Rebels infuse elements of brass band sound, marching band dynamics, jazz and soul into their music.
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The veteran pop band performs alternately hopeful and sweetly sad songs in this studio session.
Nada Surf On World Cafe
Chris Dingman's song "Manhattan Bridge" was inspired by his daily commute to and from work: "[There's] this moment of beauty when you emerge on the Manhattan Bridge and you see the whole city before you, and there's this feeling of hope."
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In this encore broadcast, Michel Martin hosts the Creole Choir of Cuba for a performance chat. The group is credited with introducing the world to the rhythms of the Haitian community in Cuba. The 10 members are descendants of West Africans who were enslaved on that island. They sing songs of their ancestors, infused with contemporary sounds.
Haitian Heritage In Cuba ... As Heard Through Song