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"Roman" by Mashrou' Leila is Lebanon's song of the summer. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hope, Rebellion And Empowerment: The Multifaceted Appeal Of Mashrou' Leila's 'Roman'

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World cafe Nashville: Republican Hair

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The Wooden Sky On World Cafe

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Stretch & Bobbito On World Cafe

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Chronixx's debut album, Chronology, showcases his unique sound — what he calls "black experimental music." Che Kothari/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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It's Not Just Reggae, Says Chronixx: Call It 'Black Experimental Music'

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Robin Pecknold, of the band Fleet Foxes, felt he needed to turn his attention back to the parts of his life that music had eclipsed in order to grow as an artist. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How Time Off — And Surfing — Influenced Fleet Foxes' 'Crack-Up'

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Power Of Peace is a new album from Carlos Santana and The Isley Brothers. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Santana And The Isley Brothers Come Together For 'Power Of Peace'

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Simon Raymonde On World Cafe

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Overcoats' debut album is called Young. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Overcoats On World Cafe

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Guest DJ: Residente On Life And Music After Calle 13

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Charles Berry Jr. On World Cafe

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Marina Satti and dancers rehearsing for the music video to "Mantissa," a "love song to yourself" that has become an anthem for young Greeks facing unemployment due to the debt crisis. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Greek Summer Hit Fills A Generation With Hope

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Stephen Wade's new album, Across the Amerikee: Showpieces from Coal Camp to Cattle Trail, was released this June. Michael G. Stewart/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Stephen Wade Goes 'Across The Amerikee' With Historical Banjo And Guitar Music

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band On World Cafe

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Guest DJ Roger Waters

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The Blind Boys Of Alabama have been performing for nearly 70 years. The group's latest album is called Almost Home. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Almost Home' Celebrates The Blind Boys Of Alabama's Storied Lives

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Some musicians from the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra are protesting an invitation extended to conservative radio host Dennis Prager to guest conduct. Louise Huang/Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra Confronts Controversy Over Right-Wing Guest Conductor

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Ugly God's debut album, The Booty Tape, dropped August 4. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Takes One To Know One: Rapper Ugly God Speaks To (And For) Teens

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Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit initially exchanged his new album Tremendous Sea of Love for tweets supporting the #weneedscience Twitter campaign. It became available to stream July 28. Jean Claude Billmaier/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Hindrance Became The Power': Passion Pit's Angelakos On Music And Mental Health

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SoundCloud co-founders Eric Wahlforss, left, and Alex Ljung in 2016. The company closed a significant financing round on Aug. 11, 2017. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering Broadway's Barbara Cook: 'My First Memories Are Of Singing'

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