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Caption: Eddie Bond, Credit: Pat Jarrett
Old-time fiddler and 2018 National heritage Fellow Eddie Bond talks about taking the music across the country and throughout the world

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 25:11
Caption: Eddie Bond, Credit: Susi Lawson Photography
Old-time fiddler and National Heritage Fellow Eddie Bond talks about the music he plays and the folks who taught him.

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 26:23
Caption: Don and Cindy Roy, Credit: Molly Haley
French-American music is thriving in Maine and Don and Cindy Roy have a lot to do with that!

  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Lotus 2015, tUnE-yArDs, , Credit: Steve Cox
The Lotus World Music and Arts Festival may be global but it has deep roots in Bloomington, Indiana.

Bought by WMPG


  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Malcolm J. Merriweather
Conductor and singer Malcolm J. Merriweather: a young maestro extends a classical tradition.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Todd Barkan, Credit: Shannon Finney
It's a jazzy show as impressario Todd Barkan remembers his life with the music and musicians.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 34:01
Caption: Artemio Posadas, Credit:  Maria Virginia Prieto Solis
National Heritage Fellow Artemio Posadas has devoted his life to keeping the Mexican musical tradition of son huasteco vibrant. We learn about Pos...

Bought by WCPN and KRZA


  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 21:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: BLUE VIOLA with  Alicia Olatuja as Viola  , Credit:  C Stanley Photography
Urban Arias creates and presents contemporary opera for contemporary audiences.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 29:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dessa, Credit: Bill Phelps
Rapper Dessa explores her broken heart at the intersection of science and music

Bought by WMPG, WNJR, and WUTC


  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:45
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Bryan Akipa, Credit: Tom Pich
2016 National Heritage Fellow and Dakota flute player and maker Bryan Akipa is reinvigorating a First Nation musical tradition.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2017
  • Length: 21:41
Caption: Thomas Maupin, Credit: Gary Hamilton
2017 National Heritage Fellow buck dancer Thomas Maupin lets his feet do the talking.

Bought by KWMR


  • Added: Sep 26, 2017
  • Length: 26:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sonny Rollins, Credit: John Abbott
It's Sonny Rollins 87th birthday and he sat down with the NEA's Josephine Reed to talk about his life in music.

Bought by KWMR and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Phil Wiggins, Credit: Bibiana Huang Matheis
2017 National Heritage Fellow and Blues Harmonica Player Phil Wiggins brings it all home in this music-rich conversation.

Bought by WCPN and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Renee Fleming with Hartmut Hoell, Credit:  Bob Millard
Renée Fleming along with other musicians and scientists look at the remarkable ability of music to make us whole.

Bought by KVNF and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 16, 2017
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dick Hyman, Credit: Nick Michael
Pianist and 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dick Hyman is a musical shape-shifter.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 18, 2017
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dave Holland, Credit: Ulli Gruber
The National Endowment for the Arts speak with bassist and NEA Jazz MAster Dave Hollnd

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 27:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dr. Lonnie Smith, Credit: Mathieu Bitton
One of the best jazz organists, ever…and one of the most sampled jazz musicians.

Bought by Prairie Public, KPIP-LP, WTJU, WMUU-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 29:28
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Nicholas Rodriguez
Nicholas Rodriguez brings classic American musical theater into the 21st century

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ted Nash
With Presidential Suite,Ted Nash transforms iconic political speeches into an inventive jazz composition.

Bought by KMUW and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 08, 2016
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Alex Lacamoire Hamilton rehearsal, Credit: Joan Marcus
Alex Lacamoire talks about bringing Hamilton and In the Heights to life on the stage.

Bought by WCPN, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Oct 01, 2016
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Billy McComiskey, Credit: Edwin Remsburg, Remburg Inc.
Button accordionist and 2016 National Heritage fellow billy McComiskey plays beautifully and builds a community for irish music.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:23
  • Purchases: 2
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McBride’s latest book looks to understand what shaped James Brown-- one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

Bought by WABE and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Wendy Oxenhorn, Credit: Francisco Pini
2016 NEA Jazz Master and Executive Director of the Jazz Foundation of America, Wendy Oxenhorn: Keeping the music alive and the musicians playing.

Bought by WABE, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 07, 2016
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Archie Shepp: I  Hear the Sound, Credit: Created by WOZNIAK
Archie Shepp shares his musical biography—and his thoughts about the legacy of African-American music.

Bought by KMUW, WMUU-LP, WNJR, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Mar 02, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 4
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In his memoir Soul Serenade, Rashod Ollison describes how music was a lifeline during a difficult upbringing.

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 16, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3