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Best Music Of 2013
6:08 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Ann Powers' Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2013

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Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 12:47 pm

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All Songs Considered
6:03 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Stephen Thompson's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

Kacey Musgraves.
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Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 2:44 pm

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Music
4:03 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Heavy Rotation: KCRW's Litt Picks 'Come Save Me'

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 4:55 am

DJ Anne Litt of member station KCRW in Los Angeles shares her pick for this month's Heavy Rotation. It's "Come Save Me" by the Australian band Jagwar Ma.

Music Interviews
5:03 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

Nine Months In Nigeria, One Brilliant, Difficult Funk Musician

Since recording in the 1970s and '80s, Nigerian William Onyeabor has dropped off the music map.
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Originally published on Sun December 15, 2013 5:07 pm

Yale Evelev, head of world music label Luaka Bop, digs up information about great-but-forgotten musicians for a living. His quest to compile and release the work of Nigerian funk legend William Onyeabor, though, was a unique challenge.

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Music
10:27 am
Sun December 15, 2013

Two Decades Out Of Ghastly Violence, Rwanda Sings Of Love

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Rwanda is a young nation. Some 80 percent of the population there is under the age of 35. That means most of them weren't even teenagers when the country endured the genocide that killed hundreds of thousands almost 20 years ago. President Paul Kagame is credited with rebuilding the African country's government and economy. But young people, call them the post-reconstruction generation, can take credit for reconstructing something else: Rwanda's music scene.

Baz Dreisinger reports.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BELLA")

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