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You might know him as a musician and bandleader, but Mwenso can now add "teacher" to his list of accomplishments.
Before the 2016 viral video with Pharrell Williams in her class at NYU, Maggie Rogers had been making and releasing music for years - and now, you can hear some of of it on her new release, Notes from the Archive: Recordings 2011-2016.
In this episode, World Cafe's Nashville correspondent and NPR pop critic Ann Powers brings you some of the artists from the Music City that you might have missed this year.
Scott's continuing artistic curiosity has led to all sorts of sounds from The Waterboys. On the latest album, we see Scott explore the art of spoken word.
Hornsby's latest album features collaborations with James Mercer of The Shins and the late Leon Russell – the latter of which is a reworking of an old song they wrote decades back.
So how did it all come together? How did Loudon choose the songs for his new album, I'd Rather Lead a Band? He speaks on just that in this session.
Listen to the Grammy-nominated Canadian perform songs from Miss Colombia, one of NPR's favorite albums of 2020.
After 10 years of fronting the Australian indie band Teeth & Tongue, Cornelius went solo, and in the process grappled with expectations, found love, and followed her dreams.
In this session, Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie dissects his mindset when it comes to performing – advice that, it turns out, applies to many (more normal) situations in life.
Shamir talks about the years that followed his pop success in 2014, the pressure to take advantage of opportunities and his eclectic new album.
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