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Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Filmmaker Bill Morrison's latest effort looks at the Great Flood of 1927, which changed American history and American music through the great migration of African-Americans northward. Morrison shares songs new and old inspired by the flood.
Monday, January 06, 2014
Hear banjos, dulcimers, and other instruments used in traditional Americana music, New Sounds-style on this show. There’s music from Norwegian banjo player Stian Carstensen, hammered dulcimer player Dan Joseph, and the mandolin-guitar duo known as Prester John. Plus, from the back wall of the New Sounds library, listen to the trio, Ellipsis (from the early 1980’s, on Flying Fish Records), who combine bluegrassy and folk instrumentation with minimalism and Indonesian elements.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Hear Bobby McFerrin perform live in the Soundcheck studio.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Hear banjos, dulcimers, fiddles and other instruments used in traditional American string band music, New Sounds-style on this show. There’s music from Norwegian banjo player Stian Carstensen, hammered dulcimer player Dan Joseph, and the mandolin-guitar duo known as Prester John. Plus, from the back wall of the New Sounds library, listen to the trio, Ellipsis (from the early 1980’s, on Flying Fish Records), who combine bluegrassy and folk instrumentation with minimalism and Indonesian elements.
Monday, September 17, 2012
WNYC's American Music Festival features Richard Dyer-Bennet in his all-too-brief heyday, before betrayal and political accusations would derail his career, in this 1945 studio appearance.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Lionel Richie just released an album of country versions of his own songs. But he’s hardly the first pop star to embrace Americana. We’re joined by Billboard’s Nashville correspondent, Deborah Evans Price, to take a look at other artists, from Bon Jovi to Bing Crosby, who’ve dabbled in twang.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Every year, millions of families across America do two things on the fourth Thursday in November ... gorge themselves and watch football. Yesterday saw six of the biggest teams in the league go at it: New England took on Detroit, New Orleans went head to head with Dallas, and Cincinnati went up against New York.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
By Julia Furlan : WNYC Culture Producer
This summer's state fairs have for the most part taken their funnel cakes and trans fats out of the Big Apple. But New Yorkers looking for campy fun this weekend need look no further than Manhattan's Park Avenue.
Friday, October 01, 2010
All this week, we've talked about class on The Takeaway. And we gave you an assignment: take a photo of something in or around your house that indicates what class you're in.
You sent us some great photos, which you can see after the jump — and we've asked photographer Karen Marshall to help curate them. Marshall is a documentary photographer. She's on the faculty at the International Center of Photography, where she is a seminar leader in the photojournalism documentary program.