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3:04 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Tim Maia: A Brazilian Cult Soul-Rocker

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Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 10:07 am

The career of Brazilian singer and songwriter Tim Maia was defined by two periods of exile that contribute to a story so crazy that nearly overwhelms his notable career. Round-faced and diminutive (a press release says he was five feet, seven inches tall, "6' with the Afro"), Maia released his first album in 1971. It was a huge hit. He died in 1998 at the age of 55, but Maia would have been 70 on Sept. 28. On Oct. 2, Luaka Bop will release Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia.

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World Cafe
2:01 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Next: Family Band

Family Band.
Andrea Gentl
  • Hear two new songs by Family Band

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A Blog Supreme
12:03 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Live At The 2012 Newport Jazz Festival

Wynton Marsalis' ensemble performs at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Erik Jacobs for NPR

Originally published on Mon July 9, 2012 2:06 pm

Since 1954, the Newport Jazz Festival has brought live music to seaside New England. This year, you can see it even if you can't be there: NPR Music returns to the Newport Jazz Festival for a live video webcast and recording on August 4-5, 2012.

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All Songs Considered Blog
12:03 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

We're Headed To Newport!

Wilco is among the many bands performing at this year's Newport Folk Festival. Watch the group's full performance on NPR Music Jul. 27.
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Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 10:08 am

NPR Music will hit the road later this month and head north to Newport, R.I., where we'll live broadcast and webcast two weekends of concerts from the Newport Folk and Newport Jazz festivals. Our folk coverage begins with a live webcast of Wilco on Friday night, Jul. 27.

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All Songs Considered Blog
11:02 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Aliens Have Landed, Hoping To License All Of Humanity's Music

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Originally published on Mon July 9, 2012 1:13 pm

  • Hear John Hodgman read the first chapter of 'Year Zero' by Rob Reid

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