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Yazhi Guo grew up during China’s Cultural Revolution when conservatories were closed and traditional Chinese music and musical instruments were all...

Bought by KBYI, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, KHSU, Hawaii Public Radio, and KOWS


  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 09:59
  • Purchases: 5
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As a child, Jennifer Alexa Zhang spent around eight hours a day practicing the piano. As a teen, she added the Chinese bamboo flute to her regimen ...

Bought by WXXI, KHSU, Hawaii Public Radio, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, and KOWS


  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 5
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As a child, Jennifer Alexa Zhang spent around eight hours a day practicing the piano. As a teen, she added the Chinese bamboo flute to her regimen ...

Bought by KBYI, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, KHSU, Hawaii Public Radio, and KOWS


  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Wu Man lives in San Diego, but works in venues around the world. And she is doing it on an instrument that had once been in decline. When she enter...

Bought by WXXI, KHSU, Hawaii Public Radio, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, and KOWS


  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Xiao Xiannian (Xiao is the last name) is a conservatory-trained virtuoso of the YangQin-a Chinese hammered dulcimer. Once a soloist with a prestigi...

Bought by WXXI, KHSU, Hawaii Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA and more


  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 6
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Xiao Xiannian (Xiao is the last name) is a conservatory-trained virtuoso of the YangQin-a Chinese hammered dulcimer. Once a soloist with a prestigi...

Bought by KBYI, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, KHSU, Hawaii Public Radio, and KOWS


  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 10:07
  • Purchases: 5
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"You can play notes, but if you don't put anything in the notes, that's what it is...just notes." - Pharoah Sanders.

Bought by KJZX, WART FM, WUSF, GCR (Global Community Radio), and KBEM


  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 5
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As a composer and a horn player, Archie Shepp is a consummate innovator, never ceasing to push music forward.

Bought by KJZX, WART FM, WUSF, GCR (Global Community Radio), KBEM and more


  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 6
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Wendy Oxenhorn says "musicians and their records have saved our lives time and time again. We owe them the services they need to age well."

Bought by KJZX, WART FM, WUSF, GCR (Global Community Radio), and KBEM


  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: The Apartment at 5 rue Crespin du Gast
In this short audio document we'll visit a fascinating small museum which celebrates the legendary French singer Edith Piaf. We'll discover fascin...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: May 20, 2015
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ben Todd of Lonesome Shack restores broken guitars, Credit: Joshua McNichols / Day Job
Ben Todd restores guitars for The Trading Musician in Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood. And he's become deeply embedded in the local music scene. B...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 03, 2014
  • Length: 12:56
  • Purchases: 1
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First of four short segments featuring Yusuf/Cat Stevens with excerpts of new songs from Tell 'Em I'm Gone as featured on NPR First Listen.

Bought by KPVL


  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 05:32
  • Purchases: 1
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Bob Dylan biographers Sid Griffin, Clinton Heylin and Greil Marcus begin this series on Dylan's The Basement Tapes with the Band by calling it "a m...

Bought by WJFF, PRX Remix, and KMXT


  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 05:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Three short "Moments" featuring 2014 NEA Jazz Master, Jamey Aebersold. Narrated by Mark Ruffin of The Real Jazz channel on Sirius-XM, we learn abou...

Bought by KJZX, WART FM, WUSF, GCR (Global Community Radio), Harford Community Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 8
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Three short "Moments" featuring 2014 NEA Jazz Master, Anthony Braxton. Narrated by Mark Ruffin of The Real Jazz channel on Sirius-XM, we learn why ...

Bought by KJZX, WART FM, WUSF, GCR (Global Community Radio), Harford Community Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 8
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Three more short "Moments" featuring 2013 NEA Jazz Master, EDDIE PALMIERI. In this batch, we learn about Eddie's exposure to mambo at a young age; ...

Bought by KJZX, Prairie Public, WART FM, WUSF, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Hank Mobley
In this short feature Rabbi Neil Blumofe illuminates the importance of those who will not settle for a glory in mediocrity, but who urge others to ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jul 08, 2013
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Three short "Moments" featuring 2013 NEA Jazz Master, EDDIE PALMIERI. Narrated by Mark Ruffin of The Real Jazz channel on Sirius-XM, we learn about...

Bought by KJZX, WART FM, WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 04, 2013
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 7
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Three short "Moments" featuring 2013 NEA Jazz Master, LORRAINE GORDON. Narrated by Mark Ruffin of The Real Jazz channel on Sirius-XM, we learn abou...

Bought by KJZX, WART FM, WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC and more


  • Added: Jan 04, 2013
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 8
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Three short "Moments" featuring alto saxophonist and 2013 NEA Jazz Master, Lou Donaldson. Narrated by Mark Ruffin of The Real Jazz channel on Siriu...

Bought by KJZX, WART FM, WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC and more


  • Added: Jan 04, 2013
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 7
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Three short "Moments" featuring 2013 NEA Jazz Master, Mose Allison. Narrated by Mark Ruffin of The Real Jazz channel on Sirius-XM, we learn about M...

Bought by KJZX, WART FM, WUSF, KRZA, Harford Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 04, 2013
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 9
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For the second week of September (9/14): Texas music scholar Gary Hartman recalls an unexpected incident that helped propel the state`s punk music ...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2012
  • Length: 01:30
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Ten 75-second modules to celebrate Roy Orbison's would-be 75th birthday in 2011 (birthday is 4/23/1936).

Bought by Sun Radio - KDRP Radio


  • Added: Apr 14, 2011
  • Length: 12:30
  • Purchases: 1
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The first in our daily series of musical trips to the Mississippi Delta. We take a ride with Huddy Ledbetter (and a few others) on the Midnight Spe...

Bought by KRSC


  • Added: Mar 22, 2010
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 1
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NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis on the most pivotal person who was instrumental to his music development.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 13, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4