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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.

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.

Indian Record Label Hits The Road To Save Traditional Music

Amarrass Records is dedicated to exposing and preserving indigenous folk music before it disappears.

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.

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.