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NPR’s latest on the music scene

The teen singer-songwriter started secretly uploading music online when she was still in high school. Now, she calls her debut album, the masquerade, "rhyming diary entries to music."
Author: Kat Lonsdorf
Posted: September 17, 2019, 9:56 pm
A member of the New Lost City Ramblers, Cohen celebrated American roots culture in many mediums, including his celebrated photography. He died Monday at age 87.
Author: Anastasia Tsioulcas
Posted: September 17, 2019, 7:10 pm
Multi-instrumentalist, film composer and rare instrument enthusiast Marc Chouarain teaches host Talia Schlanger how to play the theremin.
Author: Talia Schlanger
Posted: September 17, 2019, 7:05 pm
The sisters share how their Yoruban traditions have shaped the people they become.
Author: Talia Schlanger
Posted: September 17, 2019, 6:50 pm
Nurse With Wound's influential list of 291 experimental artists finally gets the compilation treatment, plus a toxic banger from noise-rock trio Buildings and rhapsodic rave music by Octo Octa.
Author: Lars Gotrich
Posted: September 17, 2019, 5:01 pm
Now over 10 years into his career, Danny Brown is no longer the wild-haired, high-pitched rapper of old. His fifth studio album, uknowhatimsayin¿, is due out Oct. 4.
Author: Mano Sundaresan
Posted: September 17, 2019, 4:22 pm
"The idea of diving back into music after so much time and personal change was really intimidating to me for a while," says Moore of creating her new album, which she began working on early this year.
Author: Lars Gotrich
Posted: September 17, 2019, 3:21 pm
For Wilco's second single, from the upcoming album Ode to Joy, frontman Jeff Tweedy punks the rest of the band in an elaborate game of hide and seek.
Author: Robin Hilton
Posted: September 17, 2019, 3:10 pm
The singer-songwriter is used to speaking and singing out against the rise of authoritarianism.
Posted: September 17, 2019, 2:20 pm
As a true diva, Cruz was of her time and capable of transcending it. Her voice carried lessons in presence and stamina, and her enduring legacy has created a space for feminist interventions in salsa.
Author: Deborah Paredez
Posted: September 17, 2019, 2:01 pm