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How much do (do do do do do) you think the soprano knows about the hit children's song <em>Baby Shark?</em> We'll find out.

The band couldn't afford instruments. So they made their own out of scavenged items, like kitchen pots and air-conditioner parts. On their U.S. tour, they stopped by NPR's Tiny Desk.

<em>Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison</em>, a new Netflix documentary, shows the power of music to heal.

The veteran rockers talk about the benefits of the nontraditional way they've chosen to record and support their latest studio album, <em>Thrashing Thru The Passion. </em>

<em>The Sun Still Burns Here</em> premiered earlier this month in Seattle and will be performed on select dates in New York, Minneapolis and Boston.

"I Feel for You" was a smash for Chaka Khan in 1984. Five years earlier, it existed only as a solo demo by a 20-year-old Prince.

Formed in 1966, the group's music is inspired by Caribbean rhythms and the musical tradition of Panama.

One week after releasing a record-shattering studio debut, the Atlanta native brings a glowing R&B set to the Tiny Desk.

As the voice of Chairlift, Caroline Polachek crisscrossed indie and mainstream tastes. Her solo LP adds digital flex to that voice, melding real and "enhanced" performance into one penetrating force.

One of the highlights at the day-long concert celebrating Latin American music was a performance by Kevin Johansen from Buenos Aires.

"Pluto Projector" is the second single from Rex's upcoming album <em>Pony</em>.

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