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Honoring 'Our Will To Live': The Lost Music Of The Holocaust

For two decades, Italian musicologist Francesco Lotoro has searched for and resurrected works of music written in World War II concentration, labor and POW camps. He wants to fill the hole the Holocaust left in Europe's musical history and document the triumph of creativity over brutality.

Two Decades On, Vusi Mahlasela Still Sings 'To The People'

The South African icon's latest release is a live concert recording of his most powerful songs, which capture the spirit of his country's rise from apartheid to democracy.

Dinosaur Jr. On World Cafe

The venerated rock trio plays songs from its new album, I Bet on Sky, and talks about its reunion.
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Handel: The Man, Mozart And 'Messiah'

Kojo explores the history behind George Frideric Handel's "Messiah," and finds out what makes it one of the most enduring, yet misunderstood, pieces of all time.


Jose James: A Broad-Minded Singer Lets The Beat Build

Known for his proficiency in jazz, the singer employs the tools of hip-hop on his latest album, No Beginning No End.

'The Chronic' 20 Years Later: An Audio Document Of The L.A. Riots

Our series about rap's greatest year begins with the album that drew directly on cultural and social upheaval to make one of the most popular rap albums of all time.