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Washed Out On World Cafe

Ernest Greene, the man behind some of the year's most alluring electronic sounds, brings his blissed-out beats to World Cafe.
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Earthy Elizabethan Elegance From William Byrd

No historical fakery: Here's the real music of the Elizabethan era.
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Ximena Sarinana On World Cafe

The telenovela actor turned singer flexes her creative muscles on her first English-language record.
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The History Of Hillbilly Boogie's Earliest Days

Boogie-woogie was a piano style that began sometime in the early 20th century — and, by the 1930s, became a huge pop-music fad. Rock historian Ed Ward explains how the genre re-emerged in country music after WWII, when it was an important precursor to rock 'n' roll.
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Childish Gambino Is Trying To Be A Grown-Up

Rapper, actor, writer and comedian Donald Glover tackles unorthodox subjects on his new album.
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Keith Jarrett: Alone In Rio And Ready To Fail

The pianist says it's not getting any easier for him to perform unaccompanied — that it's both liberating and incredibly risky. But he says his new improvised solo recording, made in Brazil, is one of the best he's ever made.

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