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BitchTapes: Voice Lessons

Katie Presley I had the privilege of writing about Inuk throat singer/revolutionary Tanya Tagaq's new record for NPR Music this week, and have been thinking a lot about voices that break molds of one kind or another. What makes a voice memorable? What makes a voice "inimitable"? This week's mix is dedicated to, and made up of, singers that expand our horizons, challenge expectations, and change the way we listen.
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