Anastasia Tsioulcas writes at NPR Music for “Deceptive Cadence” (http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence). Widely published as a writer on both classical and world music, she is the former North America editor for Gramophone Magazine and the classical music columnist for Billboard. She has also been an on-air contributor to many public radio programs, including WNYC’s Soundcheck, Minnesota Public Radio’s The Savvy Traveler, Public Radio International’s Weekend America, and the BBC’s The World.
Anastasia Tsioulcas appears in the following:
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The woman who urged fans to "Dance to the Music" was a trailblazing trumpeter. She died Monday at age 69.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
As news has spread of the death of New Orleans pianist, producer and songwriter Allen Toussaint, artists and other luminaries have begun paying tribute to this musical legend on social media.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Also this week: a story from an NPR Music reporter about the "lost art of listening."
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Art rock to bubbly pop — we've got fresh sounds from Japan, the U.K., India, Germany and Turkey.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Drake's disappointment might serve as a cautionary tale to artists: Pick your streaming platform wisely.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
A new documentary from Colin Hanks looks back on a business empire that helped shape the tastes of many music fanatics.
Monday, October 19, 2015
The Sardinian guitarist has a whole toy shop aboard his instrument, from hammers and pedals to springs and a couple of cell-phone ringers.
Monday, September 28, 2015
A mix of old and new with fresh, fun sounds from Israel, Canada, Germany and Estonia.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Artist biographies on websites, in concert programs and press releases are often deadly dull and irrelevant. Why not use them as vehicles for insight and engagement?
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
A Muslim group in Mumbai has issued a religious edict against Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman — because he scored an Iranian film chronicling the life of the Prophet Muhammad.
Friday, September 11, 2015
This former burlesque performer found his voice by finding and preserving old British, Irish and Scottish folk songs.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
The world-famous cellist and his longtime pianist colleague attempt to capture the emotional signposts of a lifetime in this collection of intimate music.
Sunday, September 06, 2015
He's not a musicologist, but he's documented several of Syria's religious minorities, including the Armenians of Aleppo. And his work has become all the more timely — and pressing.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Five tunes from West Africa, India and Mexico (by way of Brooklyn) to round out your summer.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
After an anonymous questionnaire circulated to "top music-industry executives" leaked online, questions arise about the industry publication's ethics and objectives.
Thursday, August 06, 2015
We talked to some young people in struggling Brownsville, Brooklyn, to learn how they're spending this long, hot summer in the era of Black Lives Matter.
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
From a hard-hitting documentary that delves into deep questions of cultural identity in Sudan to a parody of Indian club anthems, there's something for everyone.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
He was with the Boston Symphony for 50 years, and his name was also stamped on the sticks of drummers from Buddy Rich to Charlie Watts to Questlove. Firth died Sunday at age 85.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Sam Lee wants to bridge old U.K. folk traditions and today's music — even though his own path to folk was circuitous, to say the least.
Thursday, July 02, 2015
See young jazz musicians honor their departed elders at a cemetery that's more like a hall of fame.