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Chicha Libre: Sonic Predators Rock Peruvian Grooves

Chicha is a corn-derived liquor native to the South American Andes since ancient times. It's also a quirky style of pop music that developed in the Peruvian Amazon in the 1960s and '70s. All of that provides inspiration for Chicha Libre, which has just released its second album, Canibalismo.

Santigold: Playing Around With A Top 40 Sound

Hear the singer discuss her new album, Master of My Make Believe, and describe her attempts to "broaden the lane" of what constitutes pop music.

Fresh Air Remembers Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch

Adam "MCA" Yauch, one of the group's founding members, died Friday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 47. Fresh Air remembers the raspy-voiced rapper with excerpts from a 2006 interview.

Dudes Act Like A Lady: 'Call Me Maybe' Takes Over YouTube

Boys of all types have created tribute and parody videos that realize the comic potential built into Carly Rae Jepsen's rising pop hit.


John Fullbright: The Man (And Album) Written In Oklahoma

Hailing from just outside Okemah — the birthplace of Woody Guthrie — Fullbright mixes folk, country and blues on his latest album, From the Ground Up.

Fireworks From Cuba, And Schubert That Grooves: New Classical Albums

NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic mix of new classical releases.