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The centerpiece of Copeland's latest album is a song born from the wreckage of the Clotilda — the last known slave ship to smuggle African captives to the United States.
The New York Philharmonic principal clarinetist blows apart the labels he once applied to himself to discover a stream of activism.
The Trump campaign has spent more than $20 million on a strategy to appeal to Black voters. But a big part of Trump's message is about what Black people shouldn't vote for Joe Biden.
Watch a duet between Elmo and Hoots the Owl on stage with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Be careful not to sprain yourself smiling.
Ariana Grande released her sixth studio album, positions, featuring her first collaborations with Doja Cat and Ty Dolla $ign.
When federal agents raided DJ Drama's studio in 2007 over his Gangsta Grillz empire, he became a martyr for mixtape culture. In many ways, it never recovered.
From the Ballroom Thieves to Anjimile, listen to five stand out performances from local musicians in Boston, recorded live from GBH's acoustically pristine Fraser Performance Studio.
Giddens explains how the new song she composed for Morning Edition's Song Project series grew from this year's extreme ups and downs.
The pianist joins Ari Shapiro to discuss Amplify With Lara Downes, a video series on Black musicians who have experienced renewed creativity regarding racial injustice.
The Grammy winner says their third studio album, out Oct. 30, grew from learning to accept the parts of heartbreak that stay with you even after you've moved on.
The work is much more like reading a book-length poem than reading a play, though few poems or poetry collections come filled with charming illustrations of trees, dancers, and party-hatted dogs.
Created by Pulitzer-winning composer Ellen Reid, Soundwalk lets visitors score their socially distanced walks around the park with an ever-changing, GPS-sensitive soundtrack.
Adele sang a bit in one sketch but left most of the music to H.E.R., who performed a new song called "Hold On."
Nico Muñoz of Boy Pablo chats with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his debut album, Wachito Rico.