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...Often described as one of the most popular singers in Africa, Youssou N’Dour played an important role in the popularization and secularization of Senegalese music in the late twentieth century. Born in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, in 1959...
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...As a pivotal figure in the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, Jorge Negrete participated in the entertainment industries of both the United States and his native Mexico. Negrete was born in 1911 in Guanajuato, Mexico. His father was a general...
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...The New York Dolls was a US-based hard rock band that is considered, together with The Velvet Underground and The Stooges, to have been one of the predecessors of the punk rock and glam metal genre. The band was notorious, particularly...
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...Within the global jazz community, Milton Nascimento’s career has served as reminder of the potential creativity and innovation that can occur within disasporic spaces. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1942, Nascimento’s mother was a maid...
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...Guitarist and singer-songwriter Jeff Mangum’s project, Neutral Milk Hotel, played a pivotal role in popularizing indie rock in the middle and late 1990s. Born in Ruston, Louisiana in 1970, Mangum had an interest in music at an early age. He...
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...In the 1970s popular country music scene, Willie Nelson developed a dynamic career that proved the genre’s post-rock and roll mainstream potential. Nelson was born during the Depression in Abbott, Texas in 1933: his parents had moved...
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...New Kids on the Block had several hits and became one of the most popular acts in the late 1980s and early 1990s pop milieu. The group was formed in the 1980s by Maurice Starr in Boston, Massachusetts. Starr had previously championed New...
...An artist whose career continued to inspire others after his death, Shinpei Nakayama was one of the most important Japanese composers and songwriters in the early twentieth-century Taishō period. He was born in Nakano City, Japan in 1887...

Nas

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...Nas was behind one of the most important debut albums of all time,Illmatic (1994), and has positioned himself as a critical figure in the production, promulgation, and interpretation of hip-hop music and culture. He was born Nasir Jones...

Nirvana

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...Few groups have been responsible for changing the popular music landscape as suddenly and drastically as Nirvana. The trio’s primary lineup was composed of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic. Cobain and Novoselic met when hanging...