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At SXSW, when a good portion of the crowd is likely drinking cheap beer, it's important to stay healthy in the heat. The Chicago hip-hop artist wants you to stay hydrated. No, really.

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Jimmy Katz/Anzic Records

The genre choro — the New Orleans jazz of Brazil — has long fascinated Cohen, a jazz-trained clarinet and saxophone player. Her new quartet Choro Aventuroso modernizes the music's rhythms and forms.

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Producer Nick Gold discusses a new release from the musicians behind 1997's landmark album Buena Vista Social Club, and the extended family of artists they've inspired.

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Toronto producer Nathan Micay deftly bridges the divide between the dance-music underground and EDM in this euphoric anthem.

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Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

The bluegrass banjo prodigy turned country singer-songwriter plays cuts from his first album.

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