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Caption: John Williams
Over his fifty-plus year career, John Williams has written many of the most famous scores in Hollywood film history.

Bought by KPIP-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Jan 01, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Barry Bergey with Mavis Staples, Credit: Tom Pich
The NEA's recently retired Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Barry Bergey shares some memories about a lifetime immersed in folk and tradition...

Bought by KPIP-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
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Professor André de Quadros believes that music is for everyone, including prison inmates. Here, he shares his moving experiences teaching in two Ma...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 10:38
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bluegrass legends JD Crowe, Doyle Lawson and Paul Williams on the WoodSongs stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes Crowe, Lawson & Williams a trio of bluegrass legends.

Bought by WYAP, RadioFreePalmer, WLPR, WOUB, and Peconic Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Dec 11, 2014
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Yepa, courtesy of Antipodes Music, Credit: Nagi Fero &Marguerite Bruchet
A cool new French music duo Yépa, and a well-established artist, William Sheller are introduced in English together with other very talented singer...

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 16, 2014
  • Length: 28:33
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Faby Perier, Credit: by courtesy of Faby Perier
Romance, the fight against discrimination, a thirst for social justice, these are some of the subjects of the Francophone songs in this program. A...

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 08, 2014
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 1
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These hours begin with Latin salsa, all kinds of blues & funky grooves, respect for melody. Hear classic composition, get jazz history from trumpe...

Bought by WYAP and WVBI-LP


  • Added: Sep 12, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:54
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kevin Doyle dancing at the 2013 National Heritage Fellowship Concert
2014 NEA National Heritage Fellow Kevin Doyle talks about his passion for Irish Step Dancing.

Bought by KPIP-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Why do books so often turn to music? Richard Powers, author of a new, music-filled novel Orfeo, speaks to the strength of songs and symphonies, inc...

Bought by WABE and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 12:57
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: ETHEL, Credit: James Ewing
Believing that music is a unifying force, the string quartet ETHEL has joined forces with musicians across genres and regions. The result is musica...

Bought by KPIP-LP and WABE


  • Added: Aug 07, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bora Yoon, Credit: Leslie Van Stelte.
Bora Yoon talks about building the sonic design of her album Sunken Cathedral.

Bought by KPIP-LP and WABE


  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Where is jazz headed in a new century? With the pianist Vijay Iyer as guide, newly tenured as a professor at Harvard, it tends toward the experimen...

Bought by KMUW and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 58:36
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Boukman Eksperyans, Credit: Courtesy of LEAF
For Jennifer Pickering, all art is both local and global and LEAF is that philosophy in action.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
Inspired by a recent broadcast that featured story songs, towards the beginning of the show we hit the mother lode of story songs: those that tell ...

Bought by KSJD, KEOS, WOUB, KSKQ, KPVL and more


  • Added: Apr 21, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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El Sistema is not an instruction method so much as a shared conviction: that every child wants to make music, and can. It has big social implicatio...

Bought by KWMR and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 50:57
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Anthony Braxton, Credit: Photo by Michael G. Stewart
Anthony Braxton may be considered avant garde but he embraces all musical traditions

  • Added: Mar 21, 2014
  • Length: 40:46
Caption: Keith Jarrett, Credit: Rose Anne Colavito
Pianist Keith Jarrett - letting the music happen.

  • Added: Mar 21, 2014
  • Length: 34:27
Caption: The Port of Sète, South of France
Tenderness, sarcasm, heartache and longing. All these emotions are present in the French language songs we'll introduce in English in this episode...

Bought by KUT and 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 07, 2012
  • Length: 27:08
  • Purchases: 2
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Vocalist and songwriter Gretchen Parlato's music is introspective and crafted with a knowing touch. Winner of the 2004 Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocalis...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, and WNCU


  • Added: Aug 09, 2012
  • Length: 15:06
  • Purchases: 4
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"...This country lookin' guy was standing there in the door, waiting for me to tell him what to do. So I said, 'play something!' He took out his ...

Bought by KMUW, WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Jul 26, 2012
  • Length: 19:40
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Todd Barkan
"One of the greatest joys I have had in my musical career has been providing employment for musicians, actually handing them [work]. Now I hand th...

Bought by KALW, Delmarva Public Radio, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Jun 19, 2012
  • Length: 19:52
  • Purchases: 3
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"There’s an interesting thing that happens. You prepare a piece. You rehearse it. It sounds perfect...And you go out and play it on the first night...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WNCU, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 16:42
  • Purchases: 4
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"I had moved to New York and spent a couple of years here scuffling around. I was getting a little discouraged, playing a lot of weddings. It wasn'...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 13:41
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Vijay Iyer
"I kind of had a revelation once seeing him [Randy Weston] play live. It happened for me in a particular time in my life when I recently made the d...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Apr 12, 2012
  • Length: 12:02
  • Purchases: 3
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“The essential ingredient of jazz is listening. And then the response... and out of that something unexpected comes rather than some fulfillment of...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Oct 27, 2011
  • Length: 08:29
  • Purchases: 4