Erykah Badu And The Brooklyn Philharmonic; Yellowbirds; Napster Gets “Downloaded”

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Erykah Badu rehearses with the Brooklyn Philharmonic at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music.

In this episode: The Brooklyn Philharmonic has made an inspired but unexpected choice for their new artist in residence: Erykah Badu. We catch up with the Grammy Award-winning neo-soul singer and songwriter.

Plus: Brooklyn-based psych pop band Yellowbirds, led by songwriter Sam Cohen, returns with a new album called Songs from the Vanished Frontier. We hear some of it live. 

And: Remember Napster? A new documentary called Downloaded explores the history of the controversial and now-defunct music-sharing service. We talk with the filmmaker/director, Alex Winter