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Family Musical Legacy Is No Burden For 'Carter Girl'

"You have to carry on the legacy of Carter Family music," Carlene Carter's mother told her. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with country singer Carlene Carter about that and her new album, Carter Girl.
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A Music Of Exile: Haiti During The Duvalier Years

The sound of the island nation underwent dramatic changes in the 1960s and '70s, taking on aspects of psychedelia and jazz fusion. A trove of lost music from that era is now available.
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We've Never Stopped Thinking About Kurt Cobain

Twenty years after his death, Nirvana's music — and tributes to and fights over it — remains a steady presence. Here's a taste.
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ABBA's Cheesy Start Was More Than Its 'Waterloo'

Forty years after ABBA strode into the world on platform boots, we consider why this Eurovision winner made it big across the pond.
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Puerto Rico's Most-Loved And Most-Hated Band

The bad boys of Puerto Rico have grown up. Step brothers Rene Perez Joglar and Eduardo Cabra of Calle 13 have a new album that takes a more thoughtful route to deliver their message.
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A Time Capsule From A Soviet-Era Childhood

When violinist Yevgeny Kutik's family left Minsk for the U.S. in 1990, they were stripped of most of their belongings. He was stunned at what his mother, a music teacher, fought to keep.
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Carlene Carter Carries The Heavy Burden Of History Lightly

The country singer treats the classic songs on her new album like living, vital pieces of art that can withstand being taken apart, thought about and re-imagined.
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Hip Hop Academy: Inside A Beatmaker's Harvard Class

"Nobody from hip hop was supposed to go to Harvard without a degree," says 9th Wonder, a respected producer who's turned out to be a born teacher.
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The High Voice Of The Low Anthem Breaks Out As Arc Iris

The eclectic approach of Jocie Adams' former band is amply present in her solo debut. Arc Iris showcases Adams' unique singing voice and supports it with cello, banjo, brass and more.
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Jon Langford Sings Our Impulse To Destroy

The Mekons and Waco Brothers veteran often places his left-wing politics front and center in his music and his art. Here Be Monsters has a way of mixing pretty melodies with harsh criticisms.

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