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Monday, May 14, 2018
The Tongan-raised Berlin transplant often finds himself between two worlds that couldn't be more different. In his 2017 debut Otherland, Slee celebrates the community he says once othered him.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The genre-mashing rapper discusses how "wacky" musical influences, self-doubt and the pressure of growing up with Nigerian immigrant parents coalesced on his album DROOL.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
With a few hundred dollars and a karaoke mic, the Indiana band channeled the gritty sound of lost soul recordings on its debut. Christina Cala caught up with the group at this year's SXSW festival.
Monday, March 19, 2018
NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael and Felix Contreras dish about their favorite new discoveries at South by Southwest 2018 over a plate of barbecue.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The folk star discusses crafting her first album in a decade, and how protests — and protest anthems — have changed since the 1960s.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
The famous fossil calls the Chicago Field Museum home and is moving from the main exhibit hall to a private suite on the second floor.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Manuel came to the U.S. illegally two decades ago, one of 143,470 such people who were arrested in the country's interior last year. Most are ordered to leave. For six months, Manuel awaited his fate.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Blame the Youth, a North Carolina band, is getting ready to embark on its first tour. Lead singer and bassist Amber Daniel talks to Kam Franklin of The Suffers, who began touring three years ago.
Friday, October 20, 2017
In the capital, San Juan, the coliseum has become the center of a massive effort, led by D.C. restaurateur and celebrity chef Andrés, to feed tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria.
Friday, September 29, 2017
The pop singer's new R&B-influenced album, Tell Me You Love Me, reflects her struggles with mental illness and addiction and her newfound empowerment.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to rapper about his new book, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane. It traces his life as an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth.
Friday, July 28, 2017
The rapper tells stories of loss, love and violence on his new debut album. He speaks with Kelly McEvers about his childhood in Chicago and how he views his responsibility to the city today.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Venezuela has been in political and economic turmoil for months. Daily demonstrations, food shortages and a crackdown on the opposition have forced the country into a near state of collapse.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
The Mexico City singer-songwriter talks to NPR's Kelly McEvers about her growing pride in her heritage and the importance of introducing younger listeners to Latin American musical history.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Gus Unger-Hamilton and Joe Newman tell Ari Shapiro about their songwriting process, how alt-J put its spin on a classic folk song and how the band has progressed over the years.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The Venezuelan rockers moved to Mexico as protest and corruption were swallowing their hometown of Caracas. Life in a foreign country became the inspiration for their latest album, La Lucha.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
On his debut album, the "Classic Man" singer reaches back to his Nigerian roots and explores the concept of a figure whose fierceness belies his deep love for family.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Two years after breaking up the Latin hip-hop juggernaut Calle 13, René Pérez Joglar can't stop connecting dots. The rapper's solo debut turns a simple DNA test into a massive multimedia project.