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Robert Glasper: A Unified Field Theory For Black Music

Black Radio, the new album by the pianist's band Robert Glasper Experiment, connects the dots between jazz, rock, hip-hop and soul.
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Shannon Powell: New Orleans Rhythm, Straight From The Source

From his porch in the Treme, the drummer can see where slaves congregated for Sunday drum circles, where Professor Longhair lived and where gospel choirs sing. No wonder he proudly steeps himself in his city's musical tradition.
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Nada Surf On World Cafe

The veteran pop band performs alternately hopeful and sweetly sad songs in this studio session.
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Novalima On World Cafe

Hear the nonet incorporate a wide range of cultural influences into its upbeat Afro-Peruvian songs.
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Los Campesinos! On World Cafe

Hear the U.K. septet perform sharp, lively indie-rock ballads from its newest album, Hello Sadness.
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Rihanna And Chris Brown: The Saga Continues

When the singers released remixes featuring each other this week, the Internet's jaw dropped.

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