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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Caption: Cafe Tacvba's 1994 album Re changed Latin music as we know it. , Credit: Courtesy of Cafe Tacvba
This week is an all around treat: we have some of our favorite new artists releasing new music that is driving us crazy. We also are celebrating th...

Bought by WART FM, WKAR, and KMUN


  • Added: Oct 24, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Midnight In Mexico is Alfred Corchado’s reflections on his reporting from mexico for various US based newspapers, including a step by step retellin...

Bought by WART FM, WKAR, KMUN, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: La Dame Blanche is a Cuban rapper and jazz vocalist., Credit: Courtesy of La Dame Blanche
This week on Alt.Latino we continue our obsession with new Latin hip hop and soul-- but also take a trip into the vault and remember Graciela, the ...

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Puerto Rican soul singer Calma Carmona is Jasmine Garsd's latest musical obsession., Credit: Courtesy of Calma Carmona
This week on Alt.Latino, hosts Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras document their latest musical passions — including amazing music from the Los Ange...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The virtuoso bassist, who doubled on cello, was one of the most sought-after musicians of his time.

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


  • Added: Nov 26, 2012
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 52
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Bob Brookmeyer had a unique voice on valve trombone and piano. He was a composer and arranger of compelling, brilliant music and became one of the...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2012
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 34
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Billie Holliday could take any song and make it her own. Her personal battles are legendary and it was that pain that fueled her songs. But, her im...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, WART FM, WUSF, KMUN, WKMS and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 69
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He was a virtuoso musician, known for his work on multiple saxophones and flute. He was also a man who radiated love: When you met him, he'd hold y...

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


  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 45
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Duke Ellington saw writing music as his primary purpose in life, and he took a complex, multi-layered and strikingly original approach to composing...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 35
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Duke Ellington composed some of the most enduring music of the 20th century, producing more than one thousand lasting works during a career spannin...

Bought by WART FM, WMOT, WJFF, WCNY, KUAT and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 34