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Naftule's Dream Returns, With A Fleshy, Folkie New Album

After a long absence, the klezmer-fusion band Naftule's Dream turns introspective on it's new release, Blood. Music critic Milo Miles says the band's warmth and cohesion is as rich as ever.

More Humans Live At WAMU 88.5

More Humans isn’t the most visible or prolific band in D.C.’s indie-rock community, but when they pop up on the scene, they make it count....

Nitemoves, Kev Brown, Borracho

Songs featured June 1, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project....

Kindred Spirits Cuong Vu And Pat Metheny Come Together In A New Jazz Album

Growing up, trumpeter Vu found inspiration in Metheny's music. Now the two collaborate on the album, Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny. Kevin Whitehead says the record showcases their musical chemistry.
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Introducing Capital Soundtrack, A New Music Project From WAMU 88.5

What does Washington sound like? Capital Soundtrack, a new music project from WAMU 88.5, explores that question.

Questlove On Prince, Doo-Wop And The Food Equivalent Of The 'Mona Lisa'

The Roots' drummer discusses the artistry involved in creating a great meal. "I'm more obsessed with the journey ... than the destination," Questlove says. Originally broadcast April 27, 2016.

Music, Power And Politics Collide On Leyla McCalla's 'A Day For The Hunter'

A classically trained cellist with songs rooted in Haitian folk, McCalla embraces the intersections of art and history in her work. Her new album is A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey.

At Mid-Career, Beth Orton Shakes Off Expectation

The British songwriter began her career in 1999 with an album that was a breakout success. Years later, she says she looks on that younger version of herself with the protectiveness of a big sister.

The Accidentals Come Home To Michigan

The young band recently released a single called "Michigan And Again." Though the band's three members do love their home state, the inspiration for the song came from an unlikely source.

William Bell Heads Back To His Roots In 'This Is Where I Live'

William Bell cut his first Stax records tracks more than 50 years ago. Now, he's back on the label. Bell tells NPR's Scott Simon about his new album, and remixing one of his biggest hits.