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Young The Giant Touches On Immigrant Background In 'Home Of The Strange'

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Sameer Gadhia of the Southern California band Young The Giant about the band's immigrant history ,and what they wanted to say about American identity in their new album.
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Shannon Gunn And The Bullettes, Brûlée

Songs featured Aug. 7, 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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A Parting Gift — With Legs — For Marin Alsop At The Cabrillo Festival

After 25 years directing the contemporary music festival in California, Marin Alsop bids farewell with Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance, a new piece composed for her by John Adams.
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25 Years Marks The Final Season At Cabrillo Festival For Contemporary Music

It's the 25th and last season at the Cabrillo Festival for Contemporary Music for Marin Alsop, and composer John Adams has written a piece in her honor. NPR's Scott Simon reminisces with the Maestra.
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Les Rhinocéros, Jau Ocean

Songs featured Aug. 6, 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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In The Race For The Song Of The Summer, 'Panda' Runs On A New Track

In 2016, the fact that one of the biggest pop hits of the year owes its success almost entirely to the Internet is no longer a surprise.
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The Jet Age, Incredible Change

Songs featured Aug. 4, 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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The Funk Ark, Machine Drift

Songs featured Aug. 5, 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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Singer-Songwriter Joan Shelley On Sky Diving And Stage Fright

While on tour for her album, Over and Even, Shelley stopped by WHYY to play some of her songs along with accompanist Nathan Salsburg. She tells Fresh Air's Sam Briger she's always wanted to perform.
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Making Sure Ecstasy Is Ecstasy: Volunteers Test Drugs At U.K. Music Fests

In a muddy field in northern England’s Lake District, more than 20,000 people are camping out at a four-day outdoor music festival called Kendal Calling. They jam along with their favorite bands....

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