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At 100, Woody Guthrie Still Resonates

A massive influence on the likes of Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger, the author of "This Land Is Your Land" — and thousands of other songs — remains an inspiration to musicians nearly 45 years after his death.

Sory Kandia Kouyaté: Guinea's Voice Of Revolution

Banning Eyre says a new compilation showcases one of the finest singers Africa has ever produced — and one who might have been an international star had he lived a few years longer.

Bear In Heaven On World Cafe

The band's music is at once ambient and energized, resonating in synth-driven waves that swell and pulse through an electric sea.
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Washington's Evolving Identity: How Chocolate City Is Changing

How race, class and identity intersect. Exploring the links between the District's neighborhoods, people and homegrown go-go music.


Megan Reilly On World Cafe

The countrified soft-rock singer-songwriter performs songs from her third studio album, The Well.

'St. Matthew Passion': A Monumental Bach Feast

Bach's oratorio The St. Matthew Passion has been called the Mount Everest of Western classical music. For some three and a half hours, it tells the story of Jesus' last days, based on the Gospel of St. Matthew. A new DVD deals with this monumental work in an original way.