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Big Freedia may not be the earliest pioneer of bounce, the high-energy genre that calls New Orleans home, but she has been its most well-known ambassador.
In celebration of Black History Month, today's episode celebrates Black innovators of rock and roll from the 1970s and '80s: a time of musical experimentation.
A video of the teenage group playing in the Los Angeles Public Library went viral last year; since then, the group has released new songs and earned a spot on the Epitaph Records roster.
Extensive footage and recordings from the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969 were packed away in a basement for decades. And then, Questlove was approached to make all of it into a documentary.
To celebrate Black History Month, World Cafe correspondent John Morrison is digging deep into the Black Innovators of Rock and Roll throughout February.
2006 was a great year in music, marked by excellent releases by Amy Winehouse, Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twins, Neko Case, My Chemical Romance and Bob Dylan.
The two-volume compilation features 28 gospel soul sides, recorded for the Memphis based D-Vine Spirituals record label.
Drawing on numerous genres, including jazz, singer-songwriter, rock, alt-R&B, hip-hop, rock and soul, these are artists making exciting music for the current moment.
World Cafe talks to the pair of Americana songwriters about the trajectory of their rocking new record and how effortless that collaboration was.
In this session, Sting discusses his new album and the latest stage of his career.
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