Celebrating or even acknowledging All Saints and All Souls Day has never been on my to-do list. That's primarily because I wasn't fully aware of these long-standing holidays until I began preparing this show.
Whenever I travel outside of the U.S., I'm always struck by the presence of American music, particularly our popular music. You hear it in hotels, clubs, on cruise ships, etc. People around the world respond viscerally to our music even if they're not English speakers. So on this week's Q2, we'll delve into the roots of American music and take a closer look at the movers and shakers that created its innovative sounds.
Long before I took my first piano lesson, I was drawn to music. Aside from the sound, I was moved by the effect I saw it having on those around me, especially in church. I was amazed at the gamut of emotions music evoked there, and this curiosity has led to a life-long relationship with music. To this day, I'm just as thrilled and appreciative when I hear incredible, inspiring music, whether it was written centuries ago or earlier this morning.
This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots - an uprising that gave new visibility to gay and lesbian people. WNYC's Evening Music host Terrance McKnight looks at how gay musicians are affected by the movement for gay liberation.
WNYC culture reporter Siddhartha Mitter and Evening Music host Terrance McKnight talk about the cultural significance of the inauguration live from the National Mall in Washington. Also: WNYC reporter Beth Fertig speaks to us live from the Police Athletic League Harlem Armory where the Democracy Prep Charter School is hosting ...
WNYC's own Terrance McKnight is in Washington, D.C. to witness the Inauguration of Barack Obama. We asked him to craft an essay on the subject of what this Inauguration means to him. Listen to his take on this historic day.
WNYC's own Terrance McKnight, host of Evening Music, talks about the Rev. Dr. King's personal musical journey. He's hosting "A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: The Musical Journey of Martin Luther King, Jr." the evening of Monday, January 19.
Hear some of the gospel music that would have been familiar to the Rev. Dr. King. Also: WNYC's own Terrance McKnight talks with Leonard about Dr. King's personal musical journey. Plus, a look ahead to Inauguration Day. Find out what goes into writing an inaugural speech...and what has and hasn't ...
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