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Joy Oladokun on World Cafe

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David Shaw on World Cafe

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The Back Roots of Rock and Roll: Part 4

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Dionne Farris performs onstage during BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors on February 17, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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The Black Roots Of Rock And Roll: Part 3

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Singer-songwriter and guitarist Tony Joe White was best known for writing "Rainy Night in Georgia," made popular in 1970 by Brook Benton. Jim Marshall/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bartees Strange on World Cafe

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Bootsy Collins On World Cafe

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The Black Roots of Rock and Roll Part 2 on World Cafe

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Sofía Valdés on World Cafe

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Nana Adjoa on World Cafe

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe performs onstage with the Lucky Millinder Orchestra, circa 1938. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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The Black Roots of Rock and Roll: Part 1

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Laura Jane Grace Alexa Viscius/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Laura Jane Grace on World Cafe

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Steve Arrington on World Cafe

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Black Thought On World Cafe

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Fontaines D.C. on World Cafe

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Arlo Parks On World Cafe

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Benee On World Cafe

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Brothers Osborne on World Cafe

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Matt Berninger On World Cafe

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Kurt Vile On World Cafe

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Bill Callahan Hanly Banks Callahan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bill Callahan On World Cafe

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