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Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms & the Music of New Orleans: Intro

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Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms & the Music of New Orleans: Episode 1

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Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms & the Music of New Orleans: Episode 2

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Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms & the Music of New Orleans: Episode 3

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Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms & the Music of New Orleans: Episode 4

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Mac Phipps, the rapper formerly signed to No Limit Records, has been granted clemency after 21 years in prison. Dale Edwin Murray for NPR hide caption

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Devonté Hynes' new album, Fields, is nominated for two classical Grammy awards this year. Nick Harwood/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Play It Forward: Devonté Hynes' Grammys Surprise And Biggest Inspirations

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Chick Corea, holding a freshly won Grammy in the award ceremony's press room in LA on Feb. 8, 2015. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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"There was a time in my life when I was that dude 24/7," Freddie Gibbs says of his persona. "Having a family provides a different inspiration. You're doing things for a bigger purpose and not just yourself anymore." Nick Walker/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jeremie Pennick, better known as Benny The Butcher, in a portrait from 2021. His new album, Plugs I Met 2, will be released March 19. Cam Kirk/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pianist Helen Sung: From Classical Outsider To The Jazz Inner Circle

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Now We Sob, Forever He Sings: Chick Corea Remembered

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The Black Roots Of Rock And Roll: Part 3

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Country artists like Miko Marks, Rissi Palmer, Mickey Guyton and Willie Jones are making standout music despite the confines of an industry that privileges whiteness. Beto Lopez, Samantha Everette, Rick Diamond/Getty Images, Duane Prokop/Getty Images hide caption

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Pauline Anna Strom, who expanded synth music's color palette in the 1980s, died in December at 74. The posthumous album Angel Tears in Sunlight, out Feb. 19, is her first in over 30 years. Aubrey Trinnaman/Courtesy of RVNG Intl. hide caption

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Singer and instrumentalist Flory Jagoda (left) performing with viola da gamba player Heather Spence at an event in Potomac, Md. in 2012. Jagoda died on Jan. 29. Dayna Smith/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering Flory Jagoda, Who Preserved Sephardic Jewish Music And Language

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