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Alt.Latino Finds Colombia's Mid-Century Afrosound  |   

Putting the eclectic back in alternative, Felix Contreras of Alt.Latino talks with Rachel Martin and shares some 1960s Colombian throwback tunes, Latin jazz and bluegrass mariachi.

Beauty Pill's 'Steven and Tiwonge' Is And Isn't A Protest Song  |   

Chad Clark of the band Beauty Pill walks us through creating "Steven and Tiwonge," a song about a gay couple in Malawi sentenced to 14 years in prison for their sexuality.

The World Music Education of Philip Glass  |   

In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.

DakhaBrakha: Tiny Desk Concert  |   

An acoustic quartet from Kiev, Ukraine whose music encompasses rhythms and sounds from around the world, while remaining joyfully unique. Plus, they wear amazing hats.

The Good Listener: Why Do People Hate Nickelback So Much?  |   

Hatred of bands is often about association — about the story of ourselves that we're comfortable telling the world.