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Roomful Of Teeth

Watch the vocal group sing new music with yelps, yodels and fine harmonies tightly spun.

Mariam and Amadou, both from Mali, add their voices to the song "Africa Stop Ebola." Sia Kambou /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Reggae Vibe, Ebola Message: African Superstars Try To Go Viral

They're some of the most popular musicians in West Africa, joining voices to sing (mainly in French but also in some local languages) about defeating an "invisible enemy."

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Making Movies

Reflecting its ancestral roots in Panama, this rousing band from Kansas City mixes languages, styles and eras with infectious energy.

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Shintaro Sakamoto, 'You Can Be A Robot, Too'

It turns out there's a cheap, easy fix for misery. It's not Prozac or electroshock therapy. More of a lobotomy, really. Simply slip a small computer chip between your eyebrows and become a robot.

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Karen O, 'Rapt' (Live)

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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer performs a song she wrote seven years ago, but had hidden away until now.

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Ásgeir, 'King And Cross' (Live)

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The Icelander visits a Seattle studio to showcase his ethereal falsetto and captivating songwriting.

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In Conversation With George Clinton

Watch the inimitable funk stalwart sit for not one but two interviews about his work and where it comes from. Along the way, he tells stories about his many decades in the music industry.

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Sun Ra Arkestra

With costumes inspired by Egyptian symbolism and science fiction, the late jazz innovator's band plays an out-of-this-world set in the NPR Music offices on Halloween.

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Banks

On record, Banks is at the center of lavish productions, each suitable for throbbing remixes and banks of swirling lights. Here, though, she serves notice as a powerful singer in her own right.

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First Watch: Greylag, 'Yours To Shake'

Suspense builds throughout Greylag's mesmerizing video for the song "Yours To Shake." It's a moody study on good and evil, and the struggle to know not only which is which, but which we want.

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T-Pain

We asked the King of Auto-Tune if he'd grace the Tiny Desk without any embellishment or effects to show what's really made his career: his voice, and those songs.

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Mikky Ekko, 'Stay' (Live)

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The singer wrote "Stay," a chart-topping hit for Rihanna. Here, Ekko performs it in New York City.