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Debo Band: Ethiopian Funk, Reinvented

The Boston band's debut album both honors and updates the sound of "swinging Addis," the Ethiopian capital in the late '60s and early '70s.
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Louisiana: Ingredients For Musical Melting Pot

Every week, writer and radio host Gwen Thompkins talks to Louisiana songwriters, musicians and producers. Her show Music Inside Out airs on member station WWNO in New Orleans. Thompkins talks with guest host Jacki Lyden about how Louisiana's jazz, Cajun, bounce, and R&B music have been influenced by other genres such as opera.
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The Very Best: A Would-Be Lion Chaser's Backup Plan

Johan Karlberg, the Swedish producer who is one half of the dance-pop duo, says his love of African music is a fitting parallel to his childhood dream job: wildlife photographer.
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The Zombies: Reaching Across Decades

Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone, founding members of the influential band, discuss what keeps bringing them back after all these years.
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Branford Marsalis On Sensitive Musicians And The First Family Of Jazz

The saxophonist also outlined the failings of modern jazz and his hopes for the next generation.
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Busking In Lansing, To Rave Reviews

Take a walk through this Michigan college town, and you'll probably see Alexis Dawdy and her violin.

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