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Haitian Musicians Get By With A Little Help From Their Friends

It's been three years since the earthquake that wracked Haiti. In that time, the Caribbean nation has been hit by two hurricanes that have killed dozens more. Some of the country's musicians have been inspired by those crises to create new music — with the help of two U.S. producers.

Jonas Kaufmann On Wagner: 'It's Like A Drug Sometimes'

Described as the greatest living Wagnerian tenor, Kaufmann is using the Richard Wagner's bicentennial to reacquaint listeners with the controversial composer's work.

Bat For Lashes On World Cafe

Hear British multi-instrumentalist Natasha Khan play songs from her latest album, The Haunted Man.
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"The Beautiful Music All Around Us"

Musician Stephen Wade join us to explore the stories he unlocked when he set out to learn more about some of the most famous field recordings in American history.


Bryan Ferry: A Forward-Looking Musician Turns To The Past

The Roxy Music singer gives his classic songs a jazz makeover on his new album, The Jazz Age.