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3:03 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

Aboriginal Musicians 'Band' Together To Expose Oppression

Singers Deline Briscoe, Shellie Morris and Lou Bennett (pictured left to right) perform with Australia's Black Arm Band Company.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed July 4, 2012 5:34 pm

A black arm band is a gesture of mourning around the world. But for aboriginals in Australia it has come to mean something else.

The "black arm band view of history" is a version of history that takes a critical — some would say militant — analysis of Anglo-Australia's mistreatment of indigenous people. Much like American Indians, indigenous Australians — who've lived on their continent for at least 40,000 years — have had their land stolen, treaties broken, and children taken away.

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World Cafe
12:45 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

Neil Young On World Cafe

Neil Young.
Danny Clinch

Neil Young's dozens of albums and myriad side projects showcase his incredible range and stylistic flexibility. His music has gone from the soft folk of Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young to the loud, raucous rock of Crazy Horse.

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Thistle and Shamrock
11:43 am
Wed July 4, 2012

Thistle And Shamrock: New Releases

Annbjorg Lien
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Hear the best of emerging sounds, styles and artists with host Fiona Ritchie and her batch of brand new releases from Celtic roots.

Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Deceptive Cadence
2:27 am
Wed July 4, 2012

From 'Glee' To Gettysburg: Brian Stokes Mitchell Speaks For Lincoln

Brian Stokes Mitchell records A Lincoln Portrait at NPR's Studio 4A in April.
Doriane Raiman NPR

Originally published on Wed July 4, 2012 4:08 am

Aaron Copland is considered one of America's greatest composers. Among his most famous works is a tribute to an iconic figure in American history. In 1942, Copland wrote A Lincoln Portrait, which features a full orchestra playing while a narrator reads excerpts from Lincoln's speeches and other writings.

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Music Interviews
2:13 am
Wed July 4, 2012

Neil Young's Fascination With 'Americana'

Originally published on Wed July 4, 2012 10:08 am

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