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Ted Leo

Ted Leo appears in the following:

Ted Leo, Antibalas Live From World Financial Center

Friday, November 23, 2012

For three nights in October, WNYC presented live concerts at the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden atrium, with each one hosted by John Schaefer.

Today on the show, Soundcheck presents the first of the three events, an Afro-centric show. The first set features Ted Leo, from the popular post-punk band Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, interpreting the music of South African pioneer Hugh Masekela. And in the second, Brooklyn's own Afropop big band Antibalas performs original music that carries on the tradition of the late Nigerian saxophonist, singer and bandleader Fela Kuti.

Ted Leo: Live From The World Financial Center

Friday, November 23, 2012

In the first part of the show, Ted Leo -- from the popular post-punk band Ted Leo & The Pharmacists -- interprets the music of South African pioneer Hugh Masekela. Leo explains that he was inspired by the space itself to do the Masekela theme. Listen in to hear Ted explain how.  

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Listening to Fugazi with Ted Leo

Thursday, December 01, 2011

From its beginnings in 1987 the DC-based punk band Fugazi was known for its fierce independence. The group went on indefinite hiatus in 2003, but for years held onto a trove of more than 800 self-made recordings -- chronicling 15 years of live shows. Today, as the Fugazi Live Series launches, musician Ted Leo joins us for a listen back.

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