Music : NPR 6 April 2018

When Will Things Change? Niña Dioz, Lido Pimienta And Ceci Bastida Aren't Waiting

A powerful trio of Latin alternative vocalists unite to record a feminist anthem.

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Cecil Taylor, Jazz Icon Of The Avant-Garde, Dies At 89

Taylor stretched the beats in a measure and played notes outside the chords of a song. A pioneer of free jazz, the pianist and composer remained true to his vision even through financial struggle.

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Bettye LaVette On Mountain Stage

The legendary soul artist's star-studded 2018 album Things Have Changed includes re-imagined classics by Bob Dylan, which she performs on this episode of Mountain Stage.

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South X Lullaby: Nilüfer Yanya

The London-based singer performs in a shop filled with sentimental curiosities of a world gone by, while singing about old memories and the pain of lost love.

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Ben LaMar Gay Soundtracks Southside Chicago With An Irregular Groove

With lyrics taken from Muhal Richard Abrams song titles and a video shot in the Bronzeville neighborhood, the Chicago-born musician connects the dots of his city's jazz history.

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On Broadway, They Wear Pink: 'Mean Girls' Is Now A Musical

A lot has changed since Mean Girls came out in 2004, but Tina Fey points to one reason the story still holds up: Older women and teens can both see themselves playing out their worst behavior.

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New Music Friday: April 6

Hear a quick run thru some of the best full-albums out today, including the scorching punk of Dark Times, rap phenom Cardi B, pop singer Kylie Minogue's country turn, Hop Along, Wye Oak and more.

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