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Twin Shadow Meets His Muse At The Cemetery Gates

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with frontman George Lewis Jr. about his new album, Eclipse.

Deep In The Heart Of Texas, Muslim Music Blossoms

There are plenty of musicians pouring into Austin this week for SXSW. But not all are cut from the same indie cloth. Meet Riyaaz Qawwali.

'We Wanted To Entertain': Jon Spencer On 25 Years In New York

Spencer is equal parts Little Richard and Iggy Pop, the funky, yelping frontman for the Blues Explosion. The band's new album is called Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015.

'Wear Your Imperfections On Your Sleeve': A Moment With Shamir

Shamir Bailey's dance music has gospel, country, and disco influences, but it's his androgynous voice that surprises most people. Bailey talks with NPR's Scott Simon about his voice and his music.

'Still The King': A Tribute To An Icon Of Western Swing

Don Gonyea talks to Ray Benson, leader of the Austin-based band Asleep at the Wheel, about a new tribute to the late Bob Wills that features contributions by the musicians Wills helped inspire.

Seinabo Sey Touches Down In Austin

The Swedish singer says a conflicted relationship to her home country informs the sound of her music: "I don't feel free there, and that makes you write in a certain way."
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A Candid Discussion About Disability And Accessible Music Venues

The founder of Is This Venue Accessible appeared on The Kojo Nnamdi Show to talk about D.C.'s music scene, and why accessibility hasn't gotten equal billing alongside other social-justice issues.


Pretty Yende: An Opera Star Whose Rise Began With A Fall

A mishap in the South African soprano's Metropolitan Opera debut still makes her laugh, but that night ended with a standing ovation. Now she's in Los Angeles for The Marriage of Figaro.

Egyptian Singer, Meet Burundi Bassist. Play Among Yourselves!

The musicians who live in countries along the Nile rarely got to meet — until the Nile Project came along. Now they learn from each other, make records together and are currently touring the U.S.
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A Different Drummer: 40 Years Of Funny With Barry Louis Polisar

Barry Louis Polisar has carved out a rarefied niche in D.C. and nationally as an offbeat children's entertainer.