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New Sounds is unlike any radio show you've ever heard: a whirlwind tour of new and unusual music from all corners of the globe. New Sounds combs recent recordings for one of the most informative and compelling hours on radio, and aims to make the world smaller. For over 25 years, host John Schaefer has been finding the melody in the rainforest and the rhythm in an orchestra of tin cans. Defying rigid categorization and genre pigeonholing, New Sounds offers new ways to hear the ancient language of song. With guest musicians from David Byrne to Meredith Monk to Ravi Shankar to Philip Glass to Christopher O'Riley to Bang On A Can, Schaefer presents performances (both in-studio and from the New Sounds Live concert series) and premieres new works from the classic and operatic to folk and jazz, and anything else in between. Each show has a theme, ranging from post-rock to klezmer to African blues to minimalism. The variety of cultures and styles explored is boundless. Music you may not have known existed and now can't live without.

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Jasmine Williams, the guitarist here

Jasmine Williams, the guitarist here

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Death rate has fallen dramatically since then.

Death rate has fallen dramatically since then.

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Is something that becomes a stain on the Republican Party or not. Is it something that

Is something that becomes a stain on the Republican Party or not. Is it something that

Is something that becomes a stain on the Republican Party or not. Is it something that

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We heard the song Far Shaba done by David Bowie

We heard the song Far Shaba done by David Bowie

We heard the song Far Shaba done by David Bowie

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Hits called Sonido Amazon Echo

Hits called Sonido Amazon Echo

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Listen to Playboi Carti’s New Album Whole Lotta Red

Listen to Playboi Carti’s New Album Whole Lotta Red

Listen to Playboi Carti’s New Album Whole Lotta Red

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Riley Walker, Charles Rum And Z. Loris White discussed on New Sounds

Riley Walker, Charles Rum And Z. Loris White discussed on New Sounds

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Are considering full disclosure little bit of a preview. The

Are considering full disclosure little bit of a preview. The

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California becomes second state to reach 1M COVID-19 cases

California becomes second state to reach 1M COVID-19 cases

California becomes second state to reach 1M COVID-19 cases

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Democrat Doug Jones loses Alabama Senate seat to Republican Tommy Tuberville

Democrat Doug Jones loses Alabama Senate seat to Republican Tommy Tuberville

Democrat Doug Jones loses Alabama Senate seat to Republican Tommy Tuberville

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North Carolina just re elected a Democratic governor.

North Carolina just re elected a Democratic governor.

North Carolina just re elected a Democratic governor.

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Democrats are expected to retain control of the House, but there are still races to watch tonight

Democrats are expected to retain control of the House, but there are still races to watch tonight

Democrats are expected to retain control of the House, but there are still races to watch tonight

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One result that we do have is New Hampshire, a state that President Trump had hoped to flip, but he did not.

One result that we do have is New Hampshire, a state that President Trump had hoped to flip, but he did not.

One result that we do have is New Hampshire, a state that President Trump had hoped to flip, but he did not.

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Lt's have just closed in many

Lt's have just closed in many

Lt's have just closed in many

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Both for themselves and for anyone whom they could reach

Both for themselves and for anyone whom they could reach

Both for themselves and for anyone whom they could reach

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Thomas Tallis, James Macmillan And Ali Um discussed on New Sounds

Thomas Tallis, James Macmillan And Ali Um discussed on New Sounds

Thomas Tallis, James Macmillan And Ali Um discussed on New Sounds

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Helen, Brad Valley And Doug discussed on New Sounds

Helen, Brad Valley And Doug discussed on New Sounds

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Bounced around Europe, Berlin, Barcelona and then I believe settled

Bounced around Europe, Berlin, Barcelona and then I believe settled

Bounced around Europe, Berlin, Barcelona and then I believe settled

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On 93.9 FM Am 8 20 of you in white.

On 93.9 FM Am 8 20 of you in white.

On 93.9 FM Am 8 20 of you in white.

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It's just won The Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

It's just won The Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

It's just won The Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

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Your day with me

Your day with me

Your day with me

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 The Latest: Downed power lines sparked 13 Oregon fires

The Latest: Downed power lines sparked 13 Oregon fires

The Latest: Downed power lines sparked 13 Oregon fires

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Deep fakes. The senior writer at wired. What is

Deep fakes. The senior writer at wired. What is

Deep fakes. The senior writer at wired. What is

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Rooms on message boards. And this lifestyle is seductive,

Rooms on message boards. And this lifestyle is seductive,

Rooms on message boards. And this lifestyle is seductive,

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Now available in paperback. New sounds

Now available in paperback. New sounds

Now available in paperback. New sounds

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If President Trump isn't elected, America

If President Trump isn't elected, America

If President Trump isn't elected, America

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Joe Biden, President Trump President Trump And President discussed on New Sounds

Joe Biden, President Trump President Trump And President discussed on New Sounds

Joe Biden, President Trump President Trump And President discussed on New Sounds

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What sort of what was the feeling that Melania Trump was supposed to give tonight's event? This was a very

What sort of what was the feeling that Melania Trump was supposed to give tonight's event? This was a very

What sort of what was the feeling that Melania Trump was supposed to give tonight's event? This was a very

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This is live special coverage

This is live special coverage

This is live special coverage

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Even Trump supporters. Who just said, you know,

Even Trump supporters. Who just said, you know,

Even Trump supporters. Who just said, you know,

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