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Cimafunk is this week's guest on Alt.Latino. Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images hide caption

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Cimafunk: How his Afro-Cuban funk tells a bigger story about the African diaspora

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Makaya McCraven on World Cafe

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Matt Butler has played concerts in more than 50 prisons and jails

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Ayana Contreras on World Cafe

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Tom Verlaine spins everything from Charles Mingus to The Day the Earth Stood Still soundtrack. Stefano Giovannini/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ Tom Verlaine (2006)

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Japanese musician, composer, record producer, pianist, activist, writer, actor and dancer Ryuichi Sakamoto, photographed on June 30, 2016 in Paris. Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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As Ryuichi Sakamoto returns with '12,' fellow artists recall his impact

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'This is not entertainment': John Zorn, all over Big Ears

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Missy Mazzoli's next opera, Lincoln in the Bardo, was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera and is slated for a 2025 production. Caroline Tompkins/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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KAINA on World Cafe

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Adeem the Artist's new album, White Trash Revelry, captures fresh awareness of the scrutiny they receive for the array of identities they embody in life and in song. Madison Miles/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dos Santos on World Cafe

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John Cale, ever restless, returns with the deeply collaborative 'Mercy'

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Rachael & Vilray share a mic — and a love of old swing standards

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Reyna Tropical's Fabi Reyna is this week's guest on Alt.Latino. Alex Knowbody/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Reyna Tropical: How Fabi Reyna learned to listen to her revolutionary intuition

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Demi Lovato on World Cafe

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Danielle Ponder on World Cafe

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Margo Price on World Cafe

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"I was thinking about how you just get lost looking in the mirror," Margo Price says about writing the song "Hell in the Heartland" shortly after she quit drinking. Alysse Gafkjen/NPR hide caption

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Margo Price shares the struggles, joy behind new album

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Captain Kirk Douglas on World Cafe

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Alvvays on World Cafe

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