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Lana Del Rey On World Cafe

The polarizing singer discusses her Saturday Night Live visit and performs songs from Born to Die.

Brandi Carlile: Bending Notes Until They Break

Known for her soaring melodies and rich, rugged voice, the singer-songwriter performs songs from her new album, Bear Creek, in NPR's Studio 4A.

Melody Gardot Aims For The Space Between Notes

Gardot captures the sensibility that guides, shapes and defines so much Brazilian music.

Chely Wright: From Nashville Star To Outcast Activist

As a child, country music singer Chely Wright prayed to God to take away her homosexuality. She moved to Nashville to pursue a music career, and became a star. A new documentary, Wish Me Away, follows her struggle to accept her sexuality and the fallout after she publicly announced she is gay.

The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt On World Cafe

Hear the singer-songwriter play ukulele versions of songs from Love at the Bottom of the Sea.

Lamine Fellah On Finding Peace Through Music

Algerian-born musician Lamine Fellah blends reggae, Latin grooves, and African funk into a sound he calls a "global party." Fellah's father was killed during unrest in Algeria, and his lyrics cover topics like freedom, equality and tolerance. Fellah speaks with host Michel Martin about his family, career and recently released album Everyday Salama.