Helm, the longtime drummer of The Band who backed Bob Dylan and sang with Van Morrison, died Thursday. He was 71. Fresh Air remembers Helm with excerpts from his two appearances on the show in 1993 and 2007.
Singer-songwriter Rashida Jolley uses the harp to accompany her fusion of pop, hip-hop, R&B and classical music. The Washington native's debut album is called Tales of My Heart. She shares her music and her musical inspirations with host Michel Martin.
During the last 20 years, bachata has risen from the back country of the Dominican Republic to take its place next to salsa in concert halls. Milo Miles considers bachata's humble beginnings and the continuing appeal of its simpler side.
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