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: Charlie Parker in performance., Credit: Getty Images
The legendary alto saxophonist Charlie Parker was one of those rare artists who seemed to change the world of jazz. In the second of a two-part Jaz...

Bought by KMUN, WDCB, WMOT, WJFF, WOUB and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 48
Caption: Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, Credit: Getty Images
It's safe to say that without Charlie Parker, the music we now call bebop might never have existed. In the first of a two-part Jazz Profiles, we ex...

Bought by KMUN, WDCB, WJFF, WMOT, WOUB and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 49
Caption: Erroll Garner practices in London during a 1963 tour., Credit: Keystone/Getty Images
The composer of "Misty" was a virtuoso pianist whose unique homegrown technique delighted audiences.

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 48
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Drummer Max Roach was one of the most innovative and influential musicians in jazz.

Bought by Raven Radio, KMUN, WFIU, WUSF, WJFF and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 2011
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 48
Caption: Sharon Jones, Credit: Brittney Bush Bollay for KEXP
The high-octane soul singer performed at The Gorge on May 30. This is an unhosted music-only set. If you use it, please credit NPR Music and KEXP f...

Bought by KMUW, Prairie Public, KZYX, Prairie Public, WUKY and more


  • Added: Jun 03, 2011
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Sharon Van Etten, Credit: James Bailey/KEXP
The up-and-coming songwriter performed with her band at The Gorge on May 28. This is an unhosted music-only set. If you use it, please credit NPR M...

Bought by KGOU, Spokane Public Radio, KFOK-LPFM, Red River Radio Network, WDET Detroit Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 03, 2011
  • Length: 32:20
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Deerhunter's Bradford Cox, Credit: James Bailey for KEXP
Bradford Cox and his band performed at The Gorge on May 28. This is an unhosted music-only set. If you use it, please credit NPR Music and KEXP for...

Bought by KGOU, Spokane Public Radio, KFOK-LPFM, WDET Detroit Public Radio, and WXPN


  • Added: Jun 03, 2011
  • Length: 59:55
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: The Decemberists' Colin Meloy, Credit: James Bailey for KEXP
The Portland folk-rock band performed at The Gorge on May 30. This is an unhosted music-only set. If you use it, please credit NPR Music and KEXP f...

Bought by Prairie Public, WUKY, Prairie Public, KGOU, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 03, 2011
  • Length: 57:55
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: The Antlers' Peter Silberman, Credit: Brittney Bush Bollay/KEXP
The Brooklyn indie-rock band performed at The Gorge on May 28. This is an unhosted music-only set. If you use it, please credit NPR Music and KEXP ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KFOK-LPFM, WDET Detroit Public Radio, and WXPN


  • Added: Jun 03, 2011
  • Length: 42:36
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Twin Shadow's George Lewis, Credit: Brittney Bush Bollay for KEXP
Brooklyn songwriter George Lewis brought his synth-pop act to The Gorge on May 30. This is an unhosted music-only set. If you use it, please credit...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, WDET Detroit Public Radio, and WXPN


  • Added: Jun 03, 2011
  • Length: 38:18
  • Purchases: 3