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NPR icon NPR Music At SXSW 2014: Thursday

by NPR Music Staff
As things began to get back to normal at SXSW on Thursday, many audiences and bands shared emotionally heightened moments. Musicians offered comfort, release and catharsis.

NPR icon SXSW 2014: Kelis, 'Breakfast'

Watch the R&B star perform "Breakfast" at her first American appearance in more than three years at NPR Music's SXSW Showcase at Stubb's, then stream the full set. It was well worth the wait.

NPR icon First Listen: Ana Tijoux, 'Vengo'

by Jasmine Garsd
Inti Gajardo G.
A strong woman, the French-Chilean rapper can simultaneously love, fight, ask and be happy — and make amazing music in the process. Inventive and searching, Vengo is an album worth savoring.