Argentine singer Maria Volonte's powerful, refreshing interpretation of tango is fully capable of transplanting itself into folk, Latin blues or the traditional music of Peru, Uruguay and Brazil. With its mature sensuality, her music is filled with a potent brew of nostalgia and melancholy.
With loop pedals and an irrepressible voice, tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus makes powerful and danceable songs that spring to life before your eyes. Watch Garbus perform three buoyant songs from this year's stunning w h o k i l l.
With the help of Iranian singer-percussionist Aida Shahghasemi, Irglova crafts a lovely mix of the exotic and the familiar; of sweetness and longing. Watch the pair perform three songs in the NPR Music offices.
Jens Lekman is a singer-songwriter whose banter falls somewhere between the effortless delivery of a seasoned comic and the nervous rambling of an indie-rock frontman. Lekman shows off his humor and charm in this intimate set at the NPR Music offices.
Juanes' five albums have struck a chord with millions, making him a superstar who can fill stadiums and large arenas across Latin America and the U.S. Watch the charismatic Colombian superstar give an intimate performance at the NPR Music offices.
Bassist Ben Williams is a rising jazz star. He won the 2009 Thelonious Monk Competition and received a recording contract for his debut album, State of Art, which was released this summer. Williams brought his band Sound Effect to perform two songs from that album at the NPR Music offices.