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Frédéric Yonnet: Don't Underestimate The Harmonica

French-born musician Frédéric Yonnet is bringing the harmonica to urban jazz, R&B, hip-hop and beyond. He's known for an energetic style, and has worked with the likes of Prince, Stevie Wonder and John Legend. His working album, Reed My Lips: The Rough Cut, invites fans into his creative process. He joins host Michel Martin for a performance chat.

Birdy On World Cafe

The 15-year-old singer got her start on YouTube and Open Mic UK. Hear her perform in the studio.

Marcel Khalife: The Bob Dylan Of The Arab World

The classical musician and composer is often compared to Bob Dylan — not for his music, but for his political songs about freedom and nationalism.

Simone Felice On World Cafe

After two near-death experiences, the Americana singer-songwriter released his first solo album. Hear him perform tracks from Simone Felice on today's show.

How To Break Up With Attitude, According To Norah Jones

The Grammy-winning singer's new album, Little Broken Hearts, is loosely based on her own love life. Hear David Greene's interview with Jones for NPR's Morning Edition.

On Jazz Day, Jason Moran Makes The Case For Relevance

UNESCO recently set April 30 as a day to raise awareness of jazz music, and its potential as a cross-cultural unifier. But in the U.S., the audience is aging, and the music fails to connect with younger generations. Jason Moran, the Kennedy Center's artistic adviser for jazz, hopes to change that.