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Disturb This Groove: What Is The Legacy Of Soul Music?


Recent questions about R&B, covers, karaoke and cultural appropriation that were ignited by an offhand comment about Bruno Mars made by Meshell Ndegeocello get a workout in the bassist's new album.

Roxanne Shante Smells Her Flowers With 'Roxanne Roxanne' Biopic


The new Netflix film chronicles the rapper's early career.

Who We Found In Austin: The Marías, Liniker, Combo Chimbita And More


The music featured on this week's show expands the notion of just what is Latin music.

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More Tiny Desk Contest Entries We Love

Just ahead of our entry deadline this coming Sunday, we're sharing more Tiny Desk Contest entries that grabbed our attention.


Are Kanye West And Michael Scott From 'The Office' The Same Person? Yes.

The Internet has a great way of merging pieces of pop culture that may seem disparate — to wit, one Kanye West fan is using scenes from the hit NBC comedy to review the Chicago rapper's discography.


New Music Friday: March 23

All Songs Considered's Robin Hilton talks with NPR Music's Lars Gotrich, Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson about the essential albums out on March 23.


Trixie Mattel: America's Next Top Folk-Country Comedy Drag Artist

Part of an emerging legacy in drag spurred on by the mainstream success of RuPaul's Drag Race, Mattel has built a career as a comedy queen and folk singer with two albums and a TV show to her name.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Musical Discoveries From SXSW 2018

Rodney Carmichael, Katie Presley and Stephen Thompson join host Linda Holmes to effuse over some of the festival's highlights.


Molly Tuttle On Mountain Stage

Tuttle was the first woman to earn the title Guitarist of the Year from the International Bluegrass Music Association. Hear her perform a song by legend John Hartford on this Mountain Stage episode.


Run-DMC, Pauline Oliveros, 'Rumours,' Chic And Beethoven Added To Library Of Congress

This year's batch of inductees bring the Recording Registry up to 500 entries.


The Pianist Who First Climbed Beethoven's Mount Everest

Artur Schnabel was the first pianist to record all 32 of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas. The cycle, made in the 1930s, has just been entered into the Library of Congress.


What Do You Think Are The Greatest Albums Made By Women?

In July, we published a list of the 150 greatest albums made by women, as chosen by a group of women within the NPR universe. Now, we're turning the list over to you.


The Thistle & Shamrock: Singing The Land

Hear music from Karine Polwart's award-winning theatrical event "Wind Resistance" and excerpts from fiddler Duncan Chisholm's "Sandwood," named for the finest and least accessible beach in Scotland.