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The Toure-Raichel Collective: 'Two Chefs In The Kitchen'

After a chance meeting acquainted Idan Raichel and Vieux Farka Toure, the pair collaborated on an album called The Tel Aviv Session, bringing together musical elements from each of their cultures.
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For Orthodox Easter, Music That Faces East

Some 300 million Christians around the world are celebrating Easter today — and their music and art are grounded in a cultural and religious crossroads.
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Indian Record Label Hits The Road To Save Traditional Music

Amarrass Records is dedicated to exposing and preserving indigenous folk music before it disappears.
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Alfredo Rodriguez: 'Crossing The Border' To Meet A Legend

The Cuban jazz pianist was arrested and nearly deported after entering the U.S. from Mexico. Rodriguez's debut album, Sounds of Space, is a collaboration with his idol, Quincy Jones.
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The Magnetic Fields: 'Out Late At A Bar, Writing A Song'

While composing the songs on his band's latest record, frontman Stephin Merritt felt most inspired with a cocktail in one hand and a pen in the other.
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Kraftwerk In New York: Decades Of Influence On Display

Four decades after their sound helped redefine popular music, the German synthesizer quartet is playing a series of eight concerts at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

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