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Fresh Air Celebrates Woody Guthrie At 100

The legendary folksinger wrote hundreds of political songs, children's tunes and ballads, including "This Land Is Your Land," "Pastures of Plenty" and "Pretty Boy Floyd." Many of his tracks appear on a new CD box set released by Smithsonian Folkways.

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.