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This Summer of Live Music

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[sugg. air date July 2-5] Join host Hanif Abdurraqib for a special episode of Object of Sound from PRX and Sonos exploring the complex and exciting promise that is the return of live music after a long year apart.

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[Sugg. air date July 2-5 + early summer] Join host Hanif Abdurraqib for a special episode of Object of Sound from PRX and Sonos exploring the complex and exciting promise that is the return of live music after a long year apart.

We’re in an unprecedented moment: after a long pandemic year, people are starting to venture out again, and long-shuttered music venues are re-opening. Whether you’ve already been catching tons of shows this summer or are not yet ready to see concerts at all, we’ll be spending this hour looking at the evolving landscape of live music. 
Guests include music industry journalist Cherie Hu, and GRAMMY award winning artist Esperanza Spalding. Plus we hear from listeners across the country who’ve called in to share their most cherished festival memories.

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[Sugg. air date July 2-5 + early summer] Join host Hanif Abdurraqib for a special episode of Object of Sound from PRX and Sonos exploring the complex and exciting promise that is the return of live music after a long year apart.

We’re in an unprecedented moment: after a long pandemic year, people are starting to venture out again, and long-shuttered music venues are re-opening. Whether you’ve already been catching tons of shows this summer or are not yet ready to see concerts at all, we’ll be spending this hour looking at the evolving landscape of live music. 
Guests include music industry journalist Cherie Hu, and GRAMMY award winning artist Esperanza Spalding. Plus we hear from listeners across the country who’ve called in to share their most cherished festival memories.

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Hanif is a great artist and writer!

Saw that Hanif is the host of your special episode of Object of Sound from PRX and Sonos and saw our show listed as a related show because we interviewed Hanif back in 2018.

In the show, Hanif reads an excerpt from his book, "They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us," and talks about his love for French Fries! 

I think your audience would love to hear the interview.

Here is the link to the show on PRX:
https://exchange.prx.org/pieces/360826

Timing and Cues

Simple Clock:
1-min. Billboard
5-min. Newshole
Two 1-min. breaks
ends at 59 min.

Detailed Clock:
Billboard Out: "...That’s all coming up on Object of Sound, right after this break."
Segment A in at 6:00: [music] "You're listening to Object of Sound, This Summer of Live Music..."
Segment A out at 24:40: "...This Summer of Live music. We’ll be back, after this break."
Segment B in at 25:40: "One of my very greatest concert moments was seeing Prince..."
Segment B out at 42:55: "...both emotional and mental healing. We’ll be right back."
Segment C in at 43:55: "Hey, this is Dan calling from Chicago. What comes..."
Segment C out at 59:00: "...Blount at Sonos. Thank you so much for listening. [Sonos sonic ID]"

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

As the world opens up, music is coming back: concerts, festivals, parties in the streets. In this next hour, Object of Sound host Hanif Abdurraqib [Ha-neef Ahb-dura-keeb] imagines how we’ll gather, if there can even be a 'return' to normal, and re-embrace the power of music to bring us together after a long year apart. 

OUTRO:

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Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
The Seed (2.0) The Roots The Seed (2.0). MCA 2003 :39
Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana Nevermind. DGC 1991 :07
I Second That Emotion Smokey Robinson & The Miracles The Definitive Collection. Motown T 1967 :12
Master Of Puppets Metallica Master Of Puppets. Elektra Records 1986 :10
No Church In the Wild Frank Ocean, Jay-Z, Kanye West Watch The Throne. Roc-A-Fella Roc Nation Def Jam 2011 :48
Superstition Stevie Wonder Talking Book . Tamla 1972 :12
Thumbs Lucy Dacus Thumbs . Matador 2021 :17
Formwela 3 Esperanza Spalding Songwrites Apothecary Lab. Concord Music 2021 :42
Supermassive Black Hole Muse Black Holes and Revelations . Helium 3, Warner Bros 2006 :19
Cold Cold Cold Cage The Elephant Tell Me I'm Pretty. RCA 2015 :17
Formwela 1 Esperanza Spalding Songwrites Apothecary Lab. Concord Music 2021 :24
Formwela 2 Esperanza Spalding Songwrites Apothecary Lab. Concord Music 2021 :21

Additional Credits

Produced by work by work: Scott Newman, Jemma Rose Brown, Babette Thomas, Mayari Sherina Ong and by Hanif Abdurraqib. The show is mixed by Sam Bair. Extra gratitude to Ian Fox, Sean Nesbitt, Jason Saldanha, Genevieve Sponsler, and the team at PRX, as well as Joe Dawson and Saidah Blount at Sonos.

Related Website

https://www.mixcloud.com/sonos/playlists/object-of-sound/