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'What's Going On': A New Generation Answers

As part of a project commemorating Marvin Gaye's breakthrough protest album What's Going On, Youth Radio producer Brandon McFarland was asked to remix Gaye's raw tracks with lyrics and contributions from Oakland-area youths.

Band Of Skulls On World Cafe

The English trio plays heavily distorted, guitar-driven, arena-friendly rock songs in the studio.

Frédéric Yonnet: Don't Underestimate The Harmonica

French-born musician Frédéric Yonnet is bringing the harmonica to urban jazz, R&B, hip-hop and beyond. He's known for an energetic style, and has worked with the likes of Prince, Stevie Wonder and John Legend. His working album, Reed My Lips: The Rough Cut, invites fans into his creative process. He joins host Michel Martin for a performance chat.

Birdy On World Cafe

The 15-year-old singer got her start on YouTube and Open Mic UK. Hear her perform in the studio.

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.