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:
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
The Malian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist returns with a gorgeous album focused on the idea of home.
Monday, February 01, 2016
As fans' listening habits become more and more focused on streaming, the RIAA is trying to catch up.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Feisty, hypnotic dance music from southern Italy, rollicking guitar licks from Niger and a tribute to an Indian dance legend.
Friday, January 15, 2016
An infectious dance anthem from the current champions of champeta, the Colombian Caribbean coast's take on West African highlife and soukous.
Thursday, January 07, 2016
According to Nielsen Music, the singer's stratospheric success with 25 made her the year's top-selling artist by far — even though 25 was available in only the last six weeks of 2015.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
The composer and conductor changed the way we hear music, not only through his own compositions but in the concerts he conducted. He died Tuesday at the age of 90.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
When one of America's foremost orchestras needed an overhaul, an unlikely leader emerged from East Germany.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
This year, a plethora of mind-bendingly, cross-culturally deep albums and singles sparked our international music critic's imagination.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
From Bach and Dvorak to new confident new composers like Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Andrew Norman, our list feels as wide-ranging, and open to possibilities, as classical music itself.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
A misunderstanding morphed into an exciting idea: Take 10 American composers to Cuba. Hear their Havana concert.
Monday, December 07, 2015
Kendrick Lamar scored 11 nominations and Taylor Swift was nominated for seven awards, including album, song and record of the year. The Weeknd also received seven nominations.
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
After a trip to Havana this month, our global music specialist has her ears full of Cuban sounds — classical and jazz, electronic and folkloric. Hear the wave that new relations will release.
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.