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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.

A Sure-Footed Collection Of 'African Blues'

A new anthology from the Putumayo label celebrates the variations in African blues. Critic Milo Miles says the collection is delicate, airy and strong all the way through.

Marvin Sapp: Surviving Loss, 'Keeping It Moving'

The gospel music star lost his wife to cancer in 2010. His new album, I Win, is a tribute to her.