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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Colin Meloy, frontman for The Decemberists, shares some of his favorite songs and stories with host Bob Boilen.

Bought by KTRL and KRCC-FM


  • Added: Apr 22, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Saxophonist, composer, and arranger Gerry Mulligan was a principal figure in the cool jazz movement of the '50s.

Bought by WMOT, WART FM, WJFF, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, KMUN and more


  • Added: Apr 15, 2008
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 44
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New music from Devotchka, Colin Meloy, Make A Rising, Man Man, The Raconteurs, and Peter Fedofsky.

Bought by KTRL and KRCC-FM


  • Added: Apr 08, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Ray Davies, former frontman for The Kinks, shares some of the songs that have inspired him over the years with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.

Bought by Prairie Public, KFOK-LPFM, WORT, KTRL, KGLT and more


  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 6
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As a player whose incredible longevity linked him to the jazz pioneers, Benny Waters reemerged late in life as one of the great, unsung saxophonist...

Bought by WMOT, WART FM, WJFF, KMUN, KENW and more


  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 46
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Behind Sarah Vaughn's striking voice, and unique musicianship, laid a heart and soul that continue to move people all over the world.

Bought by WMOT, WART FM, WUSF, WJFF, KMUN and more


  • Added: Mar 26, 2008
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 52
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Host Bob Boilen talks to Song of the Day curator Stephen Thompson and Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein about their experiences at the SXSW Fes...

Bought by KTRL, KRCC-FM, and KISU


  • Added: Mar 25, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Zoot Sims was a natural musician whose warmth, creativity & humor earned him the unreserved admiration of musicians & fans alike.

Bought by WMOT, WART FM, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WJFF, WUSF and more


  • Added: Mar 19, 2008
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 47
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Host Bob Boilen shares music picks from NPR listeners.

Bought by KTRL, KISU, WFSU, WVPE, and KRCC-FM


  • Added: Mar 18, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Composer, pianist and singer Hoagy Carmichael was a master of popular song. His best-known songs are now American standards and include "Stardust" ...

Bought by KMUN, WART FM, WMOT, WUSF, WJFF and more


  • Added: Mar 12, 2008
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 51