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Son Little performing live at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert in November 2019, recorded live for World Cafe Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Son Little On World Cafe

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Michael Kiwanuka went to music school, but he thinks technical knowledge is less important than passion and free expression. Olivia Rose/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Michael Kiwanuka On World Cafe

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Raphael Saadiq with Lucky Daye performs during Tiny Desk Fest, on Oct. 31, 2019. (Mhari Shaw/NPR) Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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Raphael Saadiq Speaks With NPR's Rodney Carmichael

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Joycelyn Savage (left) and Azriel Clary, two women who lived with R. Kelly, are seen here leaving a Chicago court room in July 2019. Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images hide caption

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The remastered album mines Prince's creative era between Nov. 1981 and Jan. 1983. Allan Beaulieu/Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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Prince's '1999' Sees Another Life — This Time With 35 New Songs

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Robert Randolph performing live at the AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe. Val Hoeppner/WMOT hide caption

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Robert Randolph and the Family Band On World Cafe

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