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Festival Au Desert: Music Of Peace Not Silenced By War

For a dozen years, a music festival that highlights the music of Africa has been held near Timbuktu, Mali. This year, a nationalist uprising and ongoing battles made the Festival au Desert impossible. A new recording from the most recent event helps fans continue to celebrate the music.

100 Years After The Riot, The 'Rite' Remains

San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas guides us through the infamous Rite of Spring premiere, the music's longevity and its surprising singability.

Red Baraat On World Cafe

The Brooklyn Bhangra band performs high-energy, genre-bending songs from its recent Shruggy Ji.

Coming Home: The Woody Guthrie Center Opens In Tulsa

The folk music icon's relationship with his home state has always been complicated. To many in Oklahoma, Guthrie's progressive political views didn't fit with a strong conservative streak during the Cold War period. His reputation there is now closer to full restoration as Tulsa opens his archives.

Darius Rucker: Busted Hearts And Pickup Trucks

Rucker is a rock star, courtesy of his years as leader of Hootie and the Blowfish. But on his new country album, you hear the guy who still lives in and loves his home state of South Carolina, right down to its sweet tea and kudzu.

Ivan And Alyosha On World Cafe

The Seattle band plays songs from its hooky and heartfelt full-length debut, All the Times We Had.