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What's Past Is Present On Two New Puerto Rican Albums

Banning Eyre reviews two albums from artists who are reinventing classic sounds from Puerto Rico: iLe's iLevitable and Miramar's Dedication to Sylvia Rexach.
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Insect Factory, BRNDA

Songs featured June 24, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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Caustic Casanova, SaltmanKnowles

Songs featured June 27, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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Brian Settles And Central Union, Nox

Songs featured June 23, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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Beautiful Swimmers, Jason A Mullinax

Songs featured June 22, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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Carni Klirs, Sealab

Songs featured June 21, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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Why Was A Prominent Muslim Musician Gunned Down In Pakistan?

Singer Amjad Sabri — part of one of South Asia's most famous artistic families — was killed Wednesday in Karachi. The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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VIDEO: 'Call Me Maybe' Parody Pokes Fun At India's Marriage Ads

A trio of female college students didn't like the way "matrimonial adverts" depict women. So they wrote a song about it.
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In Songwriting, Carla Hassett Looks Home

The Brazilian-American singer named her latest album after a song by Caetano Veloso, whose lyrics written while in exile from Brazil struck a chord.
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Kip Winger Explores His Classical Side

You might remember the hair band Winger and its MTV hit "Seventeen." The band's namesake, bassist Kip Winger, has another side: classical composer.

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