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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Host Bob Boilen chats with The Go! Team's Ian Parton about music and his band.

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, KISU, and WUKY


  • Added: Nov 12, 2007
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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He is now hailed as one of America's greatest musical eminences. But Duke Ellington's early career is the story of how a bright yet unremarkable te...

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


  • Added: Nov 07, 2007
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 49
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Host Bob Boilen talks to Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst about his favorite music.

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, KISU, and WUKY


  • Added: Nov 06, 2007
  • Length: 28:54
  • Purchases: 4
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He was an avatar of free improvisation and the first to bring electronics and synthesizers into jazz. But he was also a pianist for the Fletcher He...

Bought by WART FM, KMUN, Raven Radio, WMOT, WFIU and more


  • Added: Oct 30, 2007
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 62
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Host Bob Boilen sits down with Swedish pop artist Jens Lekman.

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, KISU, and WUKY


  • Added: Oct 29, 2007
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 4
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A thoroughly modern musician, Red Norvo brought the mallet instruments to jazz.

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


  • Added: Oct 24, 2007
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 54
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Hear a rare re-issue from David Byrne, plus new music from the band Beirut, Tender Forever, Nellie McKay, Dirty Projectors and Shivaree

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, and WUKY


  • Added: Oct 19, 2007
  • Length: 28:52
  • Purchases: 3
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Red Norvo is the lesser known of the two early pioneers of the vibraphone in jazz (the other is Lionel Hampton). This show looks at the multi-facet...

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


  • Added: Oct 16, 2007
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 50
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Hear new music from Radiohead, Snapline, Jolie Holland and Booker T Jones, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and Youssou N'Dour.

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, and WUKY


  • Added: Oct 15, 2007
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Thelonious Monk's sound is one of the most recognizable in modern jazz. An original on and off the bandstand, he launch pad of modern bebop, and al...

Bought by Raven Radio, Troy Public Radio, WART FM, KMUN, WMOT and more


  • Added: Oct 10, 2007
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 60