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World Cafe Looks Back: Blues And Gospel

Hear conversations with guitar masters Buddy Guy and R.L. Burnside, gospel storyteller Mavis Staples and blues royalty Koko Taylor.

Death Metal, Vernacular And Tradition: The Music Scene In Taiwan

Taiwanese musicians are importing American styles and fusing them with traditional forms.

Breathing New Life Into Hank Williams' Lyrics

The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams features a number of major country and rock musicians, who craft songs around lyrics that Hank Williams left behind in four notebooks when he died in 1953. Bob Dylan, Alan Jackson, Jack White and Norah Jones are among the artists on the album.

When Electronica Meets Folk ... A Dance Craze

Tell Me More's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and the music of Latin America wraps up this week. The hosts of NPR's Alt. Latino podcast, Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras, share the unusual mix of electronica and folk. They talk about artists Los Macuanos, Geko Jones and others.

Harry Belafonte: Out Of Struggle, A Beautiful Voice

The singer's new memoir reveals a man who has packed enough life for 10 people into his 84 years.

World Cafe Looks Back: Country And Bluegrass

In this episode's tribute to country and bluegrass artists, hear from the Grand Ole Opry's Appalachian folk-inspired Charlie Louvin and the "Okie From Muskogee," Merle Haggard.