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Edwidge Danticat Picks Three; Laura Mvula In Studio; What It Means To Be 'Popular'

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Laura Mvula performs in the Soundcheck studio. Laura Mvula performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In this episode: The award-winning Haitian-American novelist Edwidge Danticat discusses her new book, Claire Of The Sea Light — and she tells us about some of her favorite music in a Pick Three.

Plus: Laura Mvula, the British soul singer from Birmingham, performs in our studio.

    And: Adam Sternbergh's recent New York Times Magazine cover story explores how we determine what is popular — and the new and slippery definitions of what popularity means.

    Guests:

    Edwidge Danticat, Laura Mvula and Adam Sternbergh

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