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'Traces Of You': Anoushka Shankar's Memorial To Her Father

The sitar player and composer's father, Indian music pioneer Ravi Shankar, died while she was recording her new album, Traces of You. Banning Eyre reviews the record, which features Anoushka's half-sister, Norah Jones.
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TLC: A Girl Group's 20 Years Of Ups And Downs

The surviving members of the R&B trio talk with NPR's David Greene about the trials and successes of their careers, which have spanned two decades. The group's journey will be revisited in an upcoming biopic, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.
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Engineering A Cooler Climate, Robo-Roaches, Anoushka Shankar

In this weekend's podcast of All Things Considered, host Arun Rath investigates the controversial practice of engineering the planet's climate with man-made chemicals. Plus, music from Anoushka Shankar and Norah Jones.
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Anoushka Shankar And Norah Jones: Half-Sisters Collaborate At Last

The sitar-playing daughter of the late Ravi Shankar discusses teaming up with her half-sister, Norah Jones, on the new album Traces of You. Hear how their collaboration elicited an unexpected echo of their father's work, a sign that they were meant to work together.
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Asian-American Band Fights To Trademark Name 'The Slants'

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office won't approve a trademark for the band's name on the grounds that it's a disparaging term for people of Asian descent. So the band is taking the fight to federal court.
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L.A.'s Own 'Amazing And Unique Instrument' Turns 10

This coming week, Disney Hall celebrates its 10th anniversary. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with conductor and music director Gustavo Dudamel, as well as other figures from the Los Angeles classical scene, about the highlights since then.
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The King Of The '60s Sidemen Returns, 'Only Slightly Mad'

A highly sought-after guitarist, David Bromberg worked with everyone from George Harrison and Dr. John to Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan (including a prominent role on Dylan's recently released vintage collection Another Self Portrait). Now Bromberg is back with a new album.
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The Poets Of Rhythm: A Troop Of German James Browns

In the early 1990s, a group of young musicians from Munich perfected the sounds and rhythms of '60s and '70s American funk. NPR correspondent Oliver Wang reviews a new anthology of their music.
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Tal National: The Rock Stars Of West Africa

Led by a guitar-playing judge, the Niger-based group is well known for epic live performances and grooves bursting with exuberance. Critic Banning Eyre discusses the band's latest album, Kaani.
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'First Deaf Rapper' Connects With Hearing And Hearing-Impaired Audiences

Prinz-D — who calls himself "The First Deaf Rapper" — is working on a new album for both hearing and hearing-impaired audiences.

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