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 Seattle 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 for the...

Bought by WUKY, KCLU, Spokane Public Radio, KFOK-LPFM, WMHT and more


  • Added: Jun 01, 2011
  • Length: 01:44:31
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: The Thermals' Hutch Harris, Credit: Brittney Bush Bollay/KEXP
The Portland indie-rock band performs at The Gorge on May 28. This is an unhosted music-only set. If you use it, please credit NPR Music and KEXP f...

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


  • Added: Jun 01, 2011
  • Length: 44:16
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Local Natives' Kelcey Ayer, Credit: Alex Crick for KEXP
The Los Angeles band performs at The Gorge on May 28. This is an unhosted music-only set. If you use it, please credit NPR Music and KEXP for the r...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, Red River Radio Network, WDET Detroit Public Radio, WXPN, and Oregon Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Jun 01, 2011
  • Length: 41:38
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Aloe Blacc, Credit: Photo Credit: James Bailey for KEXP
The Los Angeles soul singer performs at The Gorge on May 28. This is an unhosted music-only set. If you use it, please credit NPR Music and KEXP fo...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KFOK-LPFM, WMHT, WDET Detroit Public Radio, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Jun 01, 2011
  • Length: 36:16
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Bon Iver, Credit: D.L. Anderson/Courtesy of the artist
Hear a sneak preview of one of 2011's most anticipated new albums, as well as some brooding metal. [Available for free to NPR member stations. If y...

Bought by WSLR, KNAU, and KEOS


  • Added: May 18, 2011
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 3
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The All Songs crew looks at the moment it all went wrong, relived in vivid detail. [Available for free to NPR member stations. If you're not an NPR...

Bought by KRZA, KFOK-LPFM, KHNS, and KEOS


  • Added: May 04, 2011
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Los Rakas., Credit: Courtesy of the artist
The hosts of Alt.Latino are back to school the ASC crew on the latest in Latin Alternative music. [Available for free to NPR member stations. If yo...

Bought by KRZA and KEOS


  • Added: Apr 27, 2011
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Abbey Lincoln., Credit: Leon Morris/Redferns/Getty Images
Abbey Lincoln was a legendary jazz singer who believed in singing as a political act. She died August 14, 2010 in Manhattan. Lincoln was 80.

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


  • Added: Aug 16, 2010
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 49
Caption: Gorillaz's members, including Blur's Damon Albarn, perform without their typical cartoon disguises., Credit: Courtesy of the artist
Damon Albarn and his cartoon band visit the Middle East for an unprecedented event. Notes: May contain language unsuitable for all audiences. Avail...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2010
  • Length: 01:26:24
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On this edition of All Songs Considered, John Lydon shares some of his favorite songs with host Bob Boilen, and gets in some memorable digs along t...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio


  • Added: May 11, 2010
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1