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Conor Oberst, Ron Sexsmith Pay Tribute To Leonard Cohen

It's natural for Leonard Cohen to think a lot about mortality near the end of his life, but Ron Sexsmith says Cohen has never sung about "frivolous things."

Chairlift On World Cafe

The synth-pop duo plays some of the darkly infectious songs from its new album, Something.

Real Estate On World Cafe

The sunny sons of Ridgewood, N.J., stop by to play material from their most recent album, Days.

Stephen Sondheim: Examining His Lyrics And Life

In this rebroadcast from 2010, the musical theater legend talks about writing the lyrics and music for several of his productions, including the 1981 musical Merrily We Roll Along, which is currently in the middle of a two-week run in New York City.

Soweto Gospel Choir Offers Secrets To Their Sound

For the last decade, the 26-member choir has captivated audiences including Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela. Their blend of high energy, languages and musical traditions has won them numerous awards and a loyal fan base. They're now on a 43-city North American tour, and they stopped by for a performance chat with host Michel Martin.
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Musicians Defy Hearing Loss To Make Sweet Sounds (Re-broadcast)

Members of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss talk about how they continue to make music, even with limited hearing.


Air On World Cafe

The French duo discusses its soundtrack to the 1902 silent film Le Voyage Dans La Lune.