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Small town boy heads to make it big in Nashville.

  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 04:19
Caption: Ahmad Naffory is pictured on a Beirut rooftop. He founded the band Assa'aleek,  but after being denied re-entry to Lebanon,  was granted asylum in the Netherlands. The band endures without him, and he has continued making music in his new home., Credit: Photo courtesy of Mohamad Khayata
Ahmad Naffory fell in love with the guitar in a Syrian grocery store, but he didn't know that his music would cause him to flee his home for anothe...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 27:05
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During the night of November 13th, 2015, a series of terrorist attacks claimed by ISIL killed 130 people and injured 368 in Paris, France. Kansas C...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2016
  • Length: 10:05
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Choral music often consists of centuries-old compositions. But one local group—the Singers Minnesota Choral Artists—has premiered more 70 new compo...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2015
  • Length: 06:03
Caption: Mike Notter of the Seattle bands Motopony and Hannalee cleans windows for a living, Credit: Joshua McNichols / Day Job
Mike Notter (currently with the bands Motopony and Hannalee) used to be in a band with a bunch of other window washers (Shim). Back then, cleaning ...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Dec 05, 2014
  • Length: 16:10
  • Purchases: 1
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For ten years Hugh Foley attended services at Hutche Chuppa Indian Baptist Church as a visitor. Then one day he was baptized, becoming the congrega...

Bought by KGOU and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 15, 2014
  • Length: 04:55
  • Purchases: 2
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Julian Kytasty is a world-renowned bandurist who's family and musical history can be traced from the Ukraine, through exile from Stalinist USSR, to...

  • Added: May 13, 2013
  • Length: 04:59
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In this montage of story and song, we hear Blues musicians speaking about their lives, the meaning of the Blues, growing up in hard times, and maki...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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In this short documentary, folk musician and historian Tom Naples walks us through the dust bowl and tunes us into archival recordings and oral hi...

Bought by Listenwise, KUT, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 07:11
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Staten Island 2011
A lot of teenagers want to make it big as artists--whether acting in movies, singing ballads on American Idol, or making it in the hip hop world. T...

Bought by KSFR, Vocalo.org, KUOW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 06:07
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Lady E. aka
Lady E tells me that some nights when she’s finished singing and returns to her apartment and is having trouble with the zipper on her dress, she’l...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2011
  • Length: 56:36
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Spanish guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Rosalia Roio talks about her Pájaro Volador ("Flying Bird"), one of her many homemade instruments built fro...

Bought by The Story and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 12, 2011
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Nearly thirty years on, a surprising good look for the "bad" Beach Boy.

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Dec 22, 2010
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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"New Music," Transmedia, and Animal Pantomime

  • Added: Nov 18, 2009
  • Length: 08:44
Caption: Kelvin Harrison at Work, Credit: Tricia Steel
New Orleans Teacher Receives Coveted Award

  • Added: Dec 28, 2008
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Dioniso Arriola
A migration story told and sung by Dionisio Arriola; recorded in Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca

Bought by KDNA Radio


  • Added: Dec 01, 2008
  • Length: 14:08
  • Purchases: 1
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a choral program teaches children the universal language of music...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2007
  • Length: 07:45
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Hip hop producer Ms Tris Beats shares some of her secret recipes for cooking up heavy-hitting beats

  • Added: Oct 05, 2006
  • Length: 06:21
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A community chorus from rural Maine finds solace and joy in performing a piece of sacred music for the Russian Orthodox Church.

Bought by Here and Now


  • Added: May 02, 2006
  • Length: 07:53
  • Purchases: 1
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Matisyahu is a Hassidic Jew, and the front man for his own reggae band.

Bought by KBBI, PRX, KZUM, KCUR, Audible and more


  • Added: Aug 25, 2004
  • Length: 12:48
  • Purchases: 6
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A a pipe organ builder discusses the theatre of a religious ceremony, and misses his days as a performing organist.

Bought by Audible


  • Added: Aug 25, 2004
  • Length: 12:23
  • Purchases: 1