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One of the first artists to introduce North American audiences to her style of Latin American music, the folk singer was named a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow. For more, go to: NPR.org (Source)

Get acquainted (or re-acquainted) with the artists and albums nominated this year by listening to their World Cafe sessions. For more, go to: NPR.org (Source)

NPR pop critic Ann Powers highlights new songs from Brit Taylor, Molly Parden, The Brummies and C.A. Jones. For more, go to: NPR.org (Source)

The Rap Game champion and self-proclaimed “Queen Of Da Souf” performs three songs for our Tiny Desk quarantine series. For more, go to: NPR.org (Source)

Hear an electric fusion set from keyboardist Joe Zawinul and The Zawinul Syndicate in concert from 2006. We also celebrate 50 years of Weather Report with co-founder Wayne Shorter and other alumni. For more, go to: NPR.org (Source)

The Americana artist’s new song, written for Morning Edition‘s Song Project, is about having to hit the brakes on life after years in constant motion. For more, go to: NPR.org (Source)

Pulitzer-winning composer Anthony Davis based You Have The Right To Remain Silent, released this week as a virtual performance, on his own experience with police. For more, go to: NPR.org (Source)

In remarks on Tuesday, Antony Blinken thanked the people who helped him along the way, including relatives, friends, coworkers — and his bandmates. For more, go to: NPR.org (Source)

Along with the full nominations list, a look at the Recording Academy’s turbulent year. For more, go to: NPR.org (Source)

The soul legend isn’t letting quarantine slow him down. For more, go to: NPR.org (Source)