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 brings in three of his NPR Music co-workers to share the best in jazz, hip-hop, noise and metal. (Available for free to NPR member ...

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  • Added: May 05, 2010
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Mary Lou Williams was not only present for nearly every development in jazz music -- she was influential to most of them. In her compositions, arr...

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


  • Added: Apr 30, 2010
  • Length: 54:31
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Jon ("Jonsi") Thor Birgisson of Sigur Ros spins some of his favorite music -- everything from Iron Maiden to Django Reinhardt! Available for free ...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2010
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 1
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On this edition of All Songs Considered, you'll hear songs of love and loathing from Shop Assistants, The Ramones, Stars, Split Enz, Flight of the ...

Bought by KRZA, Prairie Public, KRZA, WNMU-FM, Georgia Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Feb 10, 2010
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 13
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Danger Mouse And The Shins' James Mercer have a new project called Broken Bells. Bob Boilen shares a track from them and more on this episode. (Ava...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2010
  • Length: 28:58
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Lars Gotrich's near-OCD list-making habit revealed a notably louder strain of sound in 2009. Available for free to NPR member stations. If you're ...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2009
  • Length: 28:59
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Host Bob Boilen counts down his top seven albums of 2009. (Available for free to NPR member stations. If you're not an NPR member station, contact ...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, KSFR, and WNPR


  • Added: Dec 18, 2009
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Thousands of votes poured in and, just as it is every year, the race was very close. In our mid-year ballot, Animal Collective's Merriweather Post ...

Bought by WSLR, KVNF, KSFR, and WNPR


  • Added: Dec 18, 2009
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 4
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It seemed like an impossible task, but that didn't stop us from trying. With the first decade of the new millennium coming to a close, we decided t...

Bought by KVNF, KSFR, and KTRL


  • Added: Nov 18, 2009
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Host Bob Boilen looks back at some of the defining trends, sounds and historic moments that made the '00s stand out.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, KVNF, and KSFR


  • Added: Nov 11, 2009
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3