Elayna Boynton: Honey I Told You You may have noticed Elayna Boynton's powerful voice as part of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained when she sang her song "Freedom" alongside R&B great Anthony Hamilton, or heard her smoldering version of Aretha Franklin's "One Room Paradise" in an IKEA commercial.
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings: I'm Still Here Sharon Jones is a remarkable singer with an extraordinary tale behind her powerful voice. Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple spent a year chronicling Jones’ life and turned it into a documentary about the singer as she fought cancer.
Erik Jonasson: Like a Funeral Apart from being a major exporter of music, what do we really know about Sweden? First, the country requires that all its employers provide free massage, there's an average of 1,836,000 meatballs eaten daily in all of Ikea's 313 stores worldwide, and 89.9 percent of the population speak English -- including Erik Jonasson.
Masasolo: Really Thought She Loved Me Here are some obscure facts about Denmark: the national flag is the oldest state flag in the world and is still in use today, the country leads the list in Nobel laureates – and Denmark is home to Legos! It's also ranked #1 in the world in terms of life experiences, which brings us to today's featured band, Masasolo.
Y La Bamba: Libre One way to expand a musical palette is for artists to explore their own identity. In the case of Y La Bamba, frontwoman Luz Elena Mendoza explores her Mexican identity by looking back on echoes of childhood summers playing with her cousins in the orchards of the San Joaquin Valley.