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D.C.'s Musical Ecosystem

How are musicians in the D.C. area finding ways to meet, rehearse and perform at a time when housing costs are skyrocketing and venues are evolving? Kojo gets a check up on the health of the area's musical ecosystem - and how the city's economic trajectory is affecting the city's ability to sustain vibrant scenes for a variety of musical genres.

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