NPR Music

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  • Location: Washington, District of Columbia

NPR Music is dedicated to presenting the best of public radio music on the web, via podcast, and - through PRX - special broadcasts. PRX is now the home for the popular 29 minute weekly show "All Songs Considered," hosted by Bob Boilen. Also on PRX, NPR Music presents occasional music series, remembrances and special events, such as a recent concert by Bjork in New York City, produced in collaboration with WNYC, and Discoveries at Disney, a special eclectic series of 10 concerts recorded at the new Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and hosted by Renee Montaigne. These are just a few of the music programs that will begin appearing on PRX as we continue to celebrate live music and act as a guide to the current music scene.

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All Songs Considered is NPR's guide to discovering new music below the top 40 radar.

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Alt.Latino hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd introduce listeners to the latest Latin alternative music, including diverse genres such as cumbia, Mexican garage rock, Panamanian rap, heavy metal mariachi and many more boundary-blurring sounds from around the world. In addition to music, Alt.Latino features interviews and insightful conversation about politics, literature, and Latino cultural identity.

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Musicans perform and chat with Studio 4A's Fred Child.

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A weekly musical quiz game.

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Short drop-ins where musicians talk about their craft.

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An eclectic mix of concert specials recorded live at Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and hosted by Renee Montagne.

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This series profiles the legends and legacy of jazz. Hosted by Nancy Wilson, each episode brings to life the vibrant history of the genre through music, interviews, and commentary.

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NPR Music, WFUV, Folk Alley and mvyradio present live performances from George Wein's annual showcase of the best in folk music. [Available for free to NPR member stations. If you're not an NPR member station, contact programservices@npr.org]

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Music-only, unhosted sets from the 2011 Newport Folk Festival, produced by NPR Music, New York's WFUV and WKSU's FolkAlley.com. These files are for broadcast purposes only.

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NPR Music, WBGO and WGBH present live performances from George Wein's annual showcase of the best in jazz. [Available for free to NPR member stations. If you're not an NPR member station, contact programservices@npr.org]


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The story picks up with the death of Benny Moten and the genesis of Count Basie's first band at the Reno Club in Kansas City.

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  • Added: May 28, 2008
  • Length: 54:00
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Host Bob Boilen plays new music from Sam Phillips, Mates of State, Rupa and the April Fishes, and Rachel Taylor Brown as well as reissues from Jeth...

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  • Added: May 27, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Renown producer T-Bone Burnett shares some of his favorite songs and talks about his new solo release, Tooth of Crime.

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  • Added: May 20, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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In a career spanning more than 50 years, the legendary "arranger's arranger" created his music using a diverse palette of musical colors, both with...

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  • Added: May 14, 2008
  • Length: 54:00
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This week's edition of All Songs Considered is full of surprises: great music from bands we'd never heard of before.

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  • Added: May 13, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley of the trip-hop group Portishead talk with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen about their new album and play their ...

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  • Added: May 06, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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No blues singer can escape the influence of Bessie Smith, "The Empress of the Blues."

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  • Added: May 06, 2008
  • Length: 54:00
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In the mid-'50s, the bassist emerged as a truly innovative composer and uncompromising bandleader.

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  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 53:58
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Bob Boilen introduces new music from Laura Gibson, Tim Fite, The Black Keys, Gnarls Barkley, Circulatory System, Elf Power, and Etran Finatawa.

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  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Charles Mingus was a big man and he played an instrument made for him, the bass.

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2008
  • Length: 54:00
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