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Latin Roots Essentials: Latin Alternative  |   

We speak with the head of Nacional Records about three essential latin alternative songs.

Parquet Courts On World Cafe  |   

David Dye sits down with Andrew Savage and Austin Brown to discuss their prolific year.

Music A Longtime Feature Of Cuba-U.S. Cultural Exchange  |   

Cuban rhythms and melodies have been part of what's been called the most American of art forms — jazz — ever since Jelly Roll Morton first heard them in the port of New Orleans and used them in his music. Josephine Baker performed in Cuba and Nat King Cole recorded there. But the revolution made cultural exchange all but impossible and even supposedly open-minded artists and musicians took sides.

Music Review: Lori Henriques' 'How Great Can This Day Be'  |   

In contrast to many of her peers, Portland-based musician Lori Henriques' music for kids is rooted in jazz. Her latest album is How Great Can This Day Be.

On 'The Pinkprint,' Nicki Minaj Speaks The Language Of Love  |   

When she's at her most vulnerable as a woman, she's at her best creatively. The same way Mary J. Blige's pain drove My Life, Nicki's believable heartache steals the show on The Pinkprint.