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An Immigrant's Tale, With Neil Diamond's Siren Song

NPR listener John Keating recalls leaving South Africa for America during apartheid, and the patriotic tune that marked the experience.

Serbia's Markovic Orkestar Breaks Boundaries With Brass

A new album puts a Serbian band's wild, genre-bending flair on full display.

Rodney Crowell And Mary Karr On World Cafe

The country star and the author mined their East Texas backgrounds to create their new album Kin.

The dB's: Still Plaintive After All These Years

The dB's, led by singer-songwriter-guitarists Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, hasn't made an album with the original line-up in 30 years. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the band's new album, Falling Off the Sky, sweeps aside decades and nostalgia to achieve a vital sound for today.

The Olympics Of Choral Music Come To Cincinnati

360 choirs from almost 50 countries will participate at the 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati.