NPR's Alt.Latino music podcast shares suggestions for summer listening.
Nearing 80, the solo artist has a new album out. Decades after she brought a gospel score to the civil rights movement with The Staple Singers, she remains hopeful in her enduring mission for change.
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Laura Barnett wrote a novel about an aging singer-songwriter sizing up her life in 16 tracks. Then she approached musician Kathryn Williams, who created the book's original soundtrack.
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Singer Alicia Hall Moran and pianist Jason Moran mix original music works with 20th century spoken word to reflect on The Great Migration, when African Americans moved from the South to the North.
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The Mexican guitar duo talk share songs by Nina Simone, Caifanes and Rage Against the Machine and discuss the role of the guitar in rock.
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We're nearly halfway through 2019 and have already been musically blessed with so many joyous sounds.
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The O'Jays founding members Eddie Levert and Walter Williams explain why "Love Train" is still relevant today.
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We head to the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville for the 50th anniversary of ECM Records. Hear three riveting performances by Carla Bley, Avishai Cohen and Nik Bärtsch's Ronin.
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Alessia Cara makes her Spanish-language debut with the Colombian pop star.
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As the guest-heavy No. 6 Collaborations Project approaches, we ask: Is Ed Sheeran coming for DJ Khaled's throne?
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The best new albums out this week include a stirring call for social justice from soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples, rapper YG's remembrance of Nipsey Hussle, lo-fi rock veterans Sebadoh and more.
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A songwriting dispute left the Britpop band bereft of royalties from its biggest hit, "Bitter Sweet Symphony." More than 20 years later, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have signed over their rights.
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The music of the Boston-based quartet Darlingside is as hard to categorize as it is easy to get lost in.
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On 2017's Boo Boo, Chaz Bear wrote a chill R&B record. For 2019's Outer Peace, he had an unusual motivator — the daily grind.
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The flute-playing pop star celebrates self-acceptance on her latest album, Cuz I Love You. "About 10 years ago, I made the decision that I just wanted to be happy with my body," she says.
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The pop music charts feel like one endless dance club session while Latin legend Rubén Blades stretches his vision. Plus, a Clash classic gets a Latina makeover.
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Austin-based band White Denim absolutely tore through its live session on Morning Becomes Eclectic with an energy and swagger that bent KCRW's airwaves.
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The vibraphonist has a "love-hate relationship" with his instrument that has been helpful in perfecting his craft — but it wouldn't mean much without the deep emotional well he pulls from.
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On his debut album, Ian Noe captures his Eastern Kentucky small town with a sad, often heartbreaking brilliance.
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Flor de Toloache makes mariachi girl magic with reimagined pop covers (No Doubt, Bee Gees) and collaborations with Miguel, John Legend, Alex Cuba and Las Migas.
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