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Lamine Fellah On Finding Peace Through Music

Algerian-born musician Lamine Fellah blends reggae, Latin grooves, and African funk into a sound he calls a "global party." Fellah's father was killed during unrest in Algeria, and his lyrics cover topics like freedom, equality and tolerance. Fellah speaks with host Michel Martin about his family, career and recently released album Everyday Salama.
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D.C. Remembers, Honors Music Legend Chuck Brown

Mourners and fans of go-go music legend Chuck Brown gathered at the Washington Convention Center Thursday for a public memorial service honoring the late "Godfather of Go-Go."


Requiem For A Cabaret: The Oak Room Closes

One of New York's most loved cabaret spaces will not return after renovations. Singer Andrea Marcovicci was kind of a lifer at the Oak Room. For 25 years she performed there, surrounded by its burnished wood panels and ornate wall sconces.

A New Hip-Hop Recipe With A Familiar Sound

Solo rappers might be the norm, but one Los Angeles management company is hitting with a group.

Yann Tiersen On World Cafe

The French multi-instrumentalist discusses the challenge of connecting his music to visual art.

Fresh Air Remembers Traditional Music Legend Doc Watson

Doc Watson, who was called "a living national treasure" for his virtuoso flat-picking and his repertoire of traditional folk and bluegrass tunes, has died. He was 89. Fresh Air remembers the blind guitar and banjo player with excepts from a 1988 interview.