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Jamie Cullum Wants You To Hear These Jazz Tunes  |   

The best-selling pianist also hosts a jazz show on BBC Radio 2. He joins NPR's Scott Simon to share new music from three European artists who merge classic sounds with electronic elements.

Kamasi Washington's 'The Epic' In Concert  |   

The music of the saxophonist's three-CD, nearly three-hour work comes to life in its full glory, assisted by his long-time working band, a choir, strings and plenty of special guests.

The Protest Song Is Not Dead  |   

The era of the protest song might seem gone, but NPR Music host Jason King has curated a 100-hour-long playlist of R&B, soul, funk and hip-hop protest music that spans decades (including this one).

The Curse Of Lil B: Fans Blame Rapper For Houston Rockets' Bad Luck   |   

The Houston Rockets lost their second game in the Western Conference Finals Thursday night. Many fans believe rapper Lil B placed a curse on the team's best player, James Harden.

Sugar Tongue Slim On World Cafe   |   

Hear the Philly rapper discuss his exciting new album and perform live in the studio.