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Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran think deeply about how the past is preserved and kept vital through music and culture. Dawound Bey/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Two Wings: The Music Of Black America In Migration' Celebrates Journey Millions Took

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The O'Jays inside the World Cafe Performance Studio Gabriela Barbieri/WXPN hide caption

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The O'Jays On World Cafe

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Compton rapper YG. His latest release, 4REAL 4REAL, is on our short list for the best new albums dropping on May 24. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On May 24

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Lizzo performs onstage at Coachella on April 21 in Indio, Calif. The flute-playing singer and rapper celebrates self-acceptance on her latest album, Cuz I Love You. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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Lizzo On Feminism, Self-Love And Bringing 'Hallelujah Moments' To Stage

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Members of the Nat Turner Rebellion ride in a parade during a Harambe Festival in Springfield, Mass., in the early 1970s. Pictured from left: Major Harris, Ron Hopper, Bill Stratley and Joe Jefferson. Courtesy of Reservoir Media hide caption

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Nat Turner Rebellion On World Cafe

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Yola On World Cafe

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Kyle Kessler holds a pressing of Fiddlin' John Carson's "The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane," which was recorded at 152 Nassau Street in Atlanta. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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The Birthplace Of Country Music's First Hit Is Being Threatened By Modern Construction

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Citizen Cope performs at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert - recorded live for this session. Gabriela Barbieri/WXPN hide caption

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Citizen Cope On World Cafe

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"I was doing a lot of reflecting on home," Kelsey Lu says of her debut album, Blood. Tyler Mitchell/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kelsey Lu, A Classically Trained Rule Breaker

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Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals perform at 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 19, 2019. .Paak's single "Make Me Better" featuring Smokey Robinson is featured on this month's Heavy Rotation. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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Members of Beyonce's Coachella marching band talk about Bey's commitment to authenticity and the show's historic legacy. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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Cautious Clay inside the World Cafe Performance Studio Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Cautious Clay On World Cafe

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