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"Bad Brains: A Band in DC"

Few musical groups from Washington have brought together audiences across the city's stark racial divide. But the hardcore group Bad Brains not only did that, they also brought a unique blend of reggae and punk music to audiences around the world. Kojo chats with a pivotal member of Bad Brains and the directors of a new documentary about them.

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