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Tinariwen On World Cafe

Hear the North African group play live and discuss its urgent and heartbreaking new album Tassili.

'Three Views' Of Trumpeter Dave Douglas

Douglas' three very different quintet albums sound very good together, says critic Kevin Whitehead.

Schubert's 'Winterreise' Paints Bleak Landscape For Bill T. Jones

The choreographer and dancer says that music "helps us bear the pain through sheer beauty and intensity."

Shelby Lynne On World Cafe

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter showcases her eclectic, top-shelf Americana on Revelation Road.

Miracles Of Modern Science: No Guitars Necessary

The Miracles of Modern Science are a five-piece rock band whose members play upright bass, violin, mandolin, cello and drums. The Brooklyn group discusses rocking out with classical instrumentation, and performs live in NPR's Studio 4A.

Robin Thicke: Heart And Soul In 'Love After War'

Thicke says many of the songs on his new album were inspired by his wife, actress Paula Patton.