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NPR Music celebrates 15 years with Yendry, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Amber Mark, and Moonchild at 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on November 29, 2022. (Eric Lee for NPR) Eric Lee/Eric Lee for NPR hide caption

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SAULT's work reinforces the sonic connections between global Black communities — from Africa to the Americas — and brings in a multitude of voices to tell an undivided story. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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On 'Girls Night Out,' Babyface collaborates with a new generation of women artists

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Tove Lo's Dirt Femme is on our shortlist for the best new albums out this week. Moni Haworth/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Oct. 14

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WILLOW's is one of the best albums out Oct. 7. Dana Trippe/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Icelandic icon Björk is back with a deeply inventive set called Fossora. Vidar Logi/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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