WXPN

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WXPN-FM is the non-commercial public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania and the premier radio showcase for contemporary music that spans the progressive edges of rock, folk, rhythm and blues, and American roots. WXPN also produces programming for national syndication. Our signature program,World Café with David Dye is distributed by Public Radio International and broadcasts daily on more than 160 public radio stations nationwide. WXPN also produces the Peabody-Award winning Kids Corner, hosted by Kathy O'Connell. WXPN also produces the annual Singer Songwriter Weekend two-day music festival.

Series

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67 Pieces

A grab bag of musicians muse about the creative and mundane aspecs of their lives. WXPN's Tracey Tanenbaum hosts this ongoing five minute weekly series

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Apr 17, 2008
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2 Pieces

Guest DJs talk about the music that inspired them in their formative years and what they listen to now, in their off-hours.

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Feb 08, 2004
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4 Pieces

Four separate features profile African American artists who have ties to Philadelphia

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  • Updated: Feb 04, 2007
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6 Pieces

a series of profiles celebrating black musicians in and their contributions to popular music

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  • Updated: Feb 02, 2006
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64 Pieces

A weekly exploration of blues and related musical forms

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2012
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144 Pieces

The Blues File is a weekly snapshot of a topic in this culturally significant genre.

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Mar 22, 2005
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7 Pieces

A half-hour weekly show featuring in-studio performances from emerging independent musicians

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Sep 24, 2008
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A series of short-form pieces that WXPN used to galvanize listeners during our predrive & membership drive in fall 2008.

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  • Updated: Jan 05, 2009
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3 Pieces

An live hour of spoken word, poetry and song produced by the Writers House on the University of Pennsylvania

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Mar 31, 2005
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4 Pieces

A series of concerts from the Philadelphia PA area by blues artists from Mississippi

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Jul 25, 2013

Latest Pieces

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Music from the late bluesman Eddie Kirkland, and from two Okies from Muscogee

Bought by WRGY, KFOK-LPFM, WOUB, KEOS, KTRL and more


  • Added: Mar 09, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10

  • Added: Mar 02, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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New, long overdue album from blues singer Graná Louise. Music from the late George Shearing.

Bought by WRGY, WOUB, KEOS, KTRL, WMHT and more


  • Added: Feb 23, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Two Wilsons, Cassandra and Sarah... Vijay Iyer solo piano, and Louisiana Swamp Stomp!

Bought by KPVL, WRGY, WOUB, KEOS, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: Feb 16, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Some possible additions to the "American Songbook" songs from the rock era interpreted by jazz artists, and a new album from kora player Mamadou Di...

Bought by KPVL, WRGY, WOUB, WSLR, KMXT and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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new Roy Gaines album "Tuxedo Blues" - -bassist Peter Paulsen, singer Suzanne Pittson - - Ma Shui-long's Bamboo Flute Concerto

Bought by KPVL, KPVL, WOUB, KEOS, KTRL and more


  • Added: Jan 26, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Music for MLK Day holiday, Dr. Billy Taylor, Paul Robeson, Eric Bibb, Shemekia Copeland

Bought by WUKY, WGZS, WUKY, KWEMradio.com/KWEM LP, WLPR and more


  • Added: Jan 12, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
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Featuring recent Apple label reissues from Doris Troy, Billy Preston, Modern Jazz Quartet

Bought by WRGY, WOUB, KEOS, KTRL, South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 05, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Holiday music featuring B. B. King and Imani Winds.

Bought by KNAU, WCNY, KRPS, KWEMradio.com/KWEM LP, WLPR and more


  • Added: Dec 16, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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Austin based musician Marcia Ball is best known for her infectious brand of Louisiana Swamp rock and two-fisted piano playing. And even though she...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 02, 2010
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2