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Saturday Is 'Chuck Brown Tribute Day' At Folklife Festival

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is dedicating Saturday to a day-long tribute to D.C. music legend and "Godfather of Go-Go," Chuck Brown.


Aboriginal Musicians 'Band' Together To Expose Oppression

The Black Arm Band Company is an all-star group of indigenous Australian musicians, whose songs draw attention to centuries of mistreatment in their homeland.

Neil Young On World Cafe

Together with Crazy Horse, Young reworks classic American songs like "Oh! Susanna" on his 34th album.

Neil Young's Fascination With 'Americana'

Young's latest album with Crazy Horse, Americana, features songs many of us learned as children, like "Oh Susannah" and "Clementine."

Six Immigrant Songs Of Triumph And Tragedy

The Alt.Latino hosts share music that misses home and treks dangerous terrain to make a new one, from Calle 13 to Celia Cruz.

An Immigrant's Tale, With Neil Diamond's Siren Song

NPR listener John Keating recalls leaving South Africa for America during apartheid, and the patriotic tune that marked the experience.