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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: 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.

  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
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: Dessa, Credit: Bill Phelps
Rapper Dessa explores her broken heart at the intersection of science and music

Bought by WNJR and WUTC


  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:45
  • Purchases: 2
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: 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: 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
Caption: Jeffrey Foucault, Credit: Official Press Photo
Jeffrey Foucault’s (pronounced Folk-alt) latest album, Salt As Wolves, brings the #CFRalum (previously featured on CFR) back to his rock and blues ...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: John Adams, Credit: Deborah O'Grady
Composer John Adams reflects on his creating American music that’s intense, sensual and meaningful.

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


  • Added: Jan 27, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Official Album Cover, El Scorpion
Adam Landry produced critically acclaimed albums by Deer Tick, Lilly Hiatt, Diamond Rugs, Rayland Baxter, and T. Hardy Morris, as well as recently ...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
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A half-century of musical innovation and self-determination, told by AACM co-founder (currently AACM-New York president) and 2010 NEA Jazz Master M...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WMUU-LP, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
  • Length: 28:28
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: On the set of Better Call Saul, Credit: Courtesy of Sony Pictures Television
Dave Porter’s iconic music is an essential part of the story: Think: Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul

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


  • Added: Dec 11, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3