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Top left, clockwise: Sinéad Harnett, Olivia Rodrigo, The Zolas, Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen, Bill Laurance, Sound Prints. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Mereba's new EP, Azeb, is out now. Breyona Holt/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On May 28

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On a Brooklyn street in September 1971, a sea of fists greets the caskets of several of the incarcerated men killed in the violent clash at Attica Correctional Facility that month. Charles Frattini/NY Daily News via Getty Images hide caption

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Message Music Wtih Michael Mwesno

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Pervis Staples, second from right, performing with his family in 1965. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Pervis Staples, Founding Member Of The Staple Singers, Dies At Age 85

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Jon Batiste on World Cafe

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Clayton was ready to take her stardom to the next level, but these plans were put on hold after going through car accident that left her without both legs. Mathieu Bitton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Merry Clayton Bares Her 'Beautiful Scars'

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2021 is shaping up to be a big year for singer-songwriter H.E.R., who, after winning two Grammy awards in one night, was nominated for an Oscar the morning after. Rich Fury/Getty Images hide caption

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H.E.R. Is A 'Soul Baby' With A Social Conscience

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From left: Angel, Israel, Momo, Abraham and Victory Boyd. The pandemic afforded the Boyd family a chance to harmonize interpersonally, before doing the same as Infinity Song. Courtesy of Shore Fire Media hide caption

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Get Out Of Your Head With Infinity Song's 'Outside Myself'

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Genesis Owusu On World Cafe

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