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Trevor Noah Snags His First Emmy, Ava DuVernay and Common Win For '13th,' and More From The 2017 Awards

Here's a full list of 2017 Emmy winners so far.

Part two of the Creative Arts Emmys went down last night in Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater. The creative arts portion of the Emmys, awards actors, filmmakers and crews in the areas of comedy, animation, variety, drama, limited series programming, reality, and documentary, ahead of the main Primetime Emmy event on September 17.

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11 Samples From 'Éthiopiques': A Brief History of Ethio-Jazz Cultural Exchange

11 songs that sample from the golden age of Ethiopian jazz featuring Mulatu Astatke, Nas, K'naan, Madlib, Jay Z and more.

It’s 2000 something. I’m holed up in my bedroom searching for samples to chop up on Fruity Loops. While deep into the free-market jungle of Amazon’s suggested music section, I stumble across a compilation of Ethiopian music with faded pictures of nine dudes jamming in white suit jackets. I press play on the 30 second sample.

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