"My father is my hero," Anik Khan says. "Because of him I have a country. Because of him I have a language." Tyler Mitchell/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rapper Anik Khan On His Father's 'Unconditional Love'

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Jade Jackson's debut album, Gilded, is out now. Xina Hamari Ness/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Songwriter Jade Jackson On Her Journey To A 'Gilded' Debut

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Imagine Dragons' new album, Evolve, is out now. Singer Dan Reynolds says it's more "minimalistic" and "colorful" than the band's first two records. Eliot Hazel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Imagine Dragons On Catching Up To Rock Stardom

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Bedouine's self-titled debut album is out now. Polly Antonia Barrowman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Her Quiet Folk Debut, Bedouine Wanders And Wonders

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Rev. Sekou is joined by the North Mississippi Allstars for a live session. Cody Dickenson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rev. Sekou & North Mississippi Allstars On World Cafe

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Hear Radiohead Talk About 'OK Computer' In A 1997 Interview

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Jade Jackson On World Cafe

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The new documentary Can't Stop Won't Stop tells the story of Sean Combs' Bad Boy Records around a 2016 concert that reunited some of the label's stars. Carlos Araujo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Can't Stop, Won't Stop': Bad Boy Records Was A Generation's Soundtrack

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Aldous Harding released her debut Party, produced by John Parish, this May on 4AD. Rafael Barker/Courtesy of the photographer hide caption

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Guest DJ: Aldous Harding

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Girlpool poses in the World Cafe performance studio. Rich McKie/WXPN hide caption

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Girlpool On World Cafe

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(Sandy) Alex G On World Cafe

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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah performs live at WXPN's Non-COMMvention in Philadelphia, Pa., in May 2017. Emma Silverstone/WXPN hide caption

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Christian Scott aTunde Ajduah On World Cafe

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Beth Ditto's first solo album, Fake Sugar, is out now. Mary McCartney/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Beth Ditto On 'Fake Sugar' And Sweet Memories

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Jason Haaheim is principal timpanist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Justin Haaheim/Courtesy of Jason Haaheim hide caption

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Meet The Nanotechnologist Behind The Timpani At The Met

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Jason Isbell's new album with the 400 Unit, The Nashville Sound, is named after the unique 1960s production style Chet Atkins helped craft in Nashville's RCA Studio A. Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jason Isbell Forges His Own 'Nashville Sound'

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Four years after her hit debut, Pure Heroine, Lorde returns with a new album, Melodrama, out Friday. Annabel Edwards/NPR hide caption

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Lorde On Dialing Out And Turning Inward

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South African legend Miriam Makeba performing at Zaire 74. The performances of the African artists on the 1974 music festival's lineup have been unearthed for a new live album. Courtesy of Stewart Levine hide caption

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Before The Rumble In The Jungle, Music Rang Out At Zaire 74

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Rhiannon Giddens' latest solo album is Freedom Highway. Tanya Rosen-Jones/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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World Cafe Nashville: Rhiannon Giddens

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