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Langhorne Slim On World Cafe

The bluesy folk-rock singer-songwriter performs songs from his eighth album, The Way We Move.

Digging Up The 'Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans'

Scholar and fan Ryan Truesdell has turned unheard Evans scores into richly textured works.

Tracing Her Tanzanian Roots In 'A Lot Like You'

Director Eliaichi Kimaro is a first-generation American with a Tanzanian father and Korean mother. When her dad retired and moved back to Tanzania, she followed him to do a film about his side of the family, one she didn't know much about. Her work unveiled a shocking history she didn't expect. Kimaro talks with host Michel Martin about her documentary A Lot Like You, which is part of this year's Asian American International Film Festival.

The Very Best: A Band's Summer Escape With A Message

The Very Best began when a Swedish producer made a trip to a London thrift shop and a met a Malawian singer. The group's new album makes the case that even amid poverty, warfare and the privations of ghetto life, happiness is possible.

Translation Software For Music Makers

It's always been a challenge to make eastern music using western composition software. Until now. The musician Jace Clayton has invented a program called Sufi Plug Ins to adapt commonly-used software for international users.

Glen Hansard On World Cafe

The Oscar-winning singer-songwriter performs songs from his new solo album, Rhythm and Repose.