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Wednesday, June 04, 2014
NPR Music takes Mendoza and his band to a backyard in Austin for coffee and a brilliant mix of "indie mambo," cumbia, ranchera and psychedelia. From there, a little caffeine-fueled party breaks out.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Two weeks after the initial furor regarding mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught's first performance at the Glyndebourne Festival in the U.K., we're still examining how women are valued onstage.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
From feel-good anthems to the late Maya Angelou singing calypso (really!), here are five must-hear songs of the moment.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
A star mezzo shares forthright and inspiring thoughts about making a life as an artist. "You will never make it," she says. "'It' doesn't exist for an artist."
Sunday, May 25, 2014
The composer and singer-songwriter's new album is a set of 10 vignettes about buildings in L.A. Throughout The Ambassador, Kahane speaks many musical languages fluently and beautifully.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Join NPR Music in Brooklyn on June 21 to play in a world premiere of a new song we commissioned from Sunny Jain, the founder of Red Baraat. Here's the music to get you practicing.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
On June 2 at 7 pm, Q2 Music presented a live webcast of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir performing Arvo Pärt's epic Kanon Pokajanen. Listen to the entire concert on demand.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Over the weekend, five London-based critics reviewed a new opera production — and each attacked the weight of one of the female soloists. Do they treat male vocalists the same way?
Monday, May 19, 2014
Soprano Sharleen Joynt made a huge splash on The Bachelor. The new edition of The Bachelorette, which starts Monday night, stars an aspiring tenor. But is reality TV too popular for opera?
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Fela Kuti's youngest son brings the fury, funk and sweat of Afrobeat to bear down on financial corruption and other issues. Along the way, he finds grace, humor and plenty of good beats.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
We're inviting brass players, percussionists and the public to come play in a world premiere written by Red Baraat's Sunny Jain at the Brooklyn Public Library, as part of Make Music New York 2014.
Friday, May 09, 2014
Because why shouldn't Julia Wolfe and David Lang be bringing the Bang on a Can All-Stars to Arthur? Watch this short and totally charming clip.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
A little song that went missing 140 years ago has just been rediscovered. Hear a performance of this charming 29-bar song from the BBC.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
From a carnival hit about infrastructure to a North African legend with a pop kingmaker at his side, these five essential global tracks are joyful, energetic and the perfect soundtrack to spring.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
We're guessing some yoga and Pilates classes preceded a round of musical and physical one-upwomanship that's gone viral.
Thursday, April 03, 2014
He has all kinds of other things going for him, but star student Kwasi Enin wrote in his college essay that music is the core of his happiness. Maybe that's why all eight Ivy League schools want him.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Hear smash hits and intriguing tracks from Sudan, India, Nigeria and beyond — plus more than 900 versions of "Happy," filmed around the world, that will get you dancing.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Four decades after its first performance, the San Francisco-based string quartet still nudges composers and audiences in new directions.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Watch the superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma and many of his close friends from all over the world in action at a theatrical props warehouse in Brooklyn.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
A quartet of talented percussionists — Sandeep Das, Shane Shanahan, Mark Suter and Joseph Gramley — create deep grooves out of their Silk Road Ensemble collaboration.