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Caption: Hula Peppers, Credit: Elizabeth Rowan
The Hula Peppers plays music from a mix of traditions, and all of it predates 1939. Catch the group at the Schooner Tavern in south Minneapolis, We...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: Michelle Kinney, Credit: Kevin Odegaard
Michelle Kinney leads her group What We Have Here into jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis, Friday November 16 at 8:30. Michelle plays the cello an...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Sarah Streitz, Credit: Chris Hagedorn
You might think the lyrics would be the most important thing to a songwriter. But when Sarah talked to Phil Nusbaum, she said when she writes a son...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Sarah Streitz, Credit: Chris Hagedorn
Sarah Streitz Sings Her Pointed Original Songs Next Wednesday October 24 at the Black Dog in St Paul

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Brian Miller and Randy Gosa, Credit: Natalie Champa-Jennings
In the old days of lumbering, much of the work was done by immigrants who brought old country music with Brian Miller of the group talked with Phil...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Brian Miller and Randy Gosa, Credit: Natalie Champa-Jennings
In the old days of lumbering, much of the work was done by immigrants who brought old country music with them to the lumber camps. A duet known as ...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
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This time we profile street musician Bongo Joe, who recorded a cult favorite for Arhoolie Records, in 1968.

  • Added: Apr 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Chris Foreman at the Hammond B3
Chris Foreman plays Sundays in Church. And every Friday night, he's at Chicago's legendary Green Mill — playing the funky Hammond B3 organ in a nig...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 04:21
Caption: Sarah Porwoll-Lee, Credit: Ellie Peterson
Sarah Porwoll-Lee plays the clarinet. Her concert Saturday night October 3 features not only her and two bandmates, but premieres of newly commissi...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Pat O'Keefe with bass clarinet, Credit: Scott Miller
Pat O’Keefe plays an instrument that is not well known to the general public, the bass clarinet. But Pat shows us that the instrument expresses a v...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 17, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pi Day at Pies and Pints, Credit: Joshua McNichols
Kennith Darling played bass with Seattle band The Trouble Starts. That is, he used to, until the band broke up. "I feel like I lost three really cl...

Bought by KUOW and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 30, 2014
  • Length: 11:06
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Joko Suttrisno at home, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
We talk to Joko Sutrisno, leader of the Sumunar Gamelan and Dance Ensemble since 1995. He tells us a little about gamelan music, getting us ready f...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: MJ Mueller and Papa John Kolstad, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
The 32nd holding of the event makes its annual return to Minneapolis' west bank. It's an event for music making for musicians and non-musicians, ol...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 25, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Deborah J. Hunter's poem "Jazz on a Diamond-Needle Hi-Fi" is performed live in Central Park by jazz musicians Tin Pan. Full poem below.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 19, 2012
  • Length: 02:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Artist and composer Tyson Ayers builds new instruments out of cast-off pieces of old ones. But his instruments aren’t your usual guitars and drums....

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 28, 2011
  • Length: 05:18
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Papa Susso
This week the Global Guru goes to Mali to learn the art of a griot, where storyteller, historian, political advisor, detective and genealogist are ...

Bought by WABE, WTIP, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 16, 2010
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Open the box and see what metamorphoses. If kids put together a music show from their very own perspective, the outcome will mostly be somewhat une...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2009
  • Length: 29:59
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Singer-songwriter delves into dark and quirky places

Bought by WAMC and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 17, 2008
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 2
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The French electro-duo celebrates 10th Anniversary of Moon Safari

Bought by XRAY.fm and KUT-HD


  • Added: Apr 22, 2008
  • Length: 03:32
  • Purchases: 2
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A collection of handpicked songs from a very wide range of musical styles that address the subject of rhythm as it pertains to music and dance.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2007
  • Length: 58:52
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Joe Bussard on his collection of 25,000 78's and his own Fonotone Records label

Bought by KXOT Public Radio and NPR Station Showcase with PRX


  • Added: Nov 13, 2006
  • Length: 19:35
  • Purchases: 2
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a profile of songwriter Sonny Curtis, his song "I Fought the Law," and its influence on rock 'n roll

  • Added: May 11, 2006
  • Length: 05:50
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Satanic and violent or just another genre of music? High school English teacher, Travis Fields, dispels some myths about heavy metal music.

Bought by WXLV-FM


  • Added: Jan 12, 2006
  • Length: 07:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Do you know your state song?

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Mar 04, 2004
  • Length: 06:13
  • Purchases: 1
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Do yo know your state song?

  • Added: Mar 04, 2004
  • Length: 02:14