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'A Lot Of Hope And A Lot Of Fear': Anouar Brahem's Arab Spring Remembrance

The Tunisian oud player's latest album, Souvenance, is his response to the Arab Spring after years of reflection. Betto Arcos has his story.

Review: 'Amanecer,' Bomba Estereo

The Colombian party band, Bomba Estereo, is out with their latest album, Amanecer. NPR reviewer Banning Eyre, senior editor at, says it offers a friendly entrée into the realm of electronic dance music with folk roots.

Dawes' New Album Grapples With Regret Without Getting You Down

The California quartet, led by lead vocalist and main songwriter Taylor Goldsmith, has a new album called "All Your Favorite Bands." It explores sadness and doubt without being downbeat.

The Hills Are Alive: Maria Schneider Lets Memory Guide The Music

The jazz artist's latest album gets its tone not from her current life in New York, but from a childhood spent surrounded by Minnesota farmland.

Charlie Hunter: One Less String Attached

Hunter's custom eight-string guitar now has seven, but it still produces a big, fat sound. Let The Bells Ring On features two jazz innovators: trombonist Curtis Fowlkes and drummer Bobby Previte.

How Iggy Azalea Fell From 'Fancy' To Cancelled

Rapper Iggy Azalea went from having the hit of the summer last year with "Fancy" to canceling a recent tour. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with the Washington Post's Soraya Nadia McDonald.

Alt.Latino's Picks For A Hot Summer Soundtrack

The temperature's starting to rise, and Alt.Latino has the perfect playlist for all the summer activities that go along with it. NPR's Rachel Martin hears from Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras.

Bridging The Decades: Leon Bridges' Soulful 'Coming Home'

With his natty attire and laid-back grooves, the 25-year-old singer has attracted eager fans and Sam Cooke comparisons in abundance.

Foo Fighters Frontman Breaks Leg During Concert, But The Show Goes On

Dave Grohl fell off a stage during a concert in Goteburg, Sweden, but returned after a visit to the hospital and finished the gig with his leg in a cast.

'Anything Goes' On Alpine's 'Yuck'

The members of the Melbourne band say their new album's bracing title, Yuck, is about awkward personal problems and pushing music to strange places.