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'Music As A Weapon': A Discussion About Garifuna Music

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The Thistle & Shamrock: What's Changed

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Valerie June on World Cafe

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The Thistle & Shamrock: More Time To Play

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Small Matters

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Singer Allison Russell Shares Personal Saga Of Trauma And Triumph On 'Outside Child'

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Arlo Guthrie On Mountain Stage

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Anglo-Celtic

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Stephanie Lambring on World Cafe

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The Weather Station on World Cafe

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No-No Boy on World Cafe

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Celebrating NPR's 50th On World Cafe

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Rhiannon Giddens On Mountain Stage

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Earth Day

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Shakey Graves on World Cafe

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Pianist Antoni O'Breskey is featured in this week's episode. Milena Giacomazzi/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Spring Sounds

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In the past year, Joy Oladokun has been tapped for visibility-boosting initiatives, performed on late-night shows and had her songs placed on primetime TV. Noah Tidmore/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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