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The Cajun Influence

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Cajun music from Beausoleil, Last Forever, Darol Anger, Michael Doucet, Philip Aaberg, Penguin Café Orchestra, and the "Beasts of the Southern Wild soundtrack."

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New Sounds

After the Storm

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Hear music from Carla Kihlstedt/Matthias Bossi, inspired by Bossi’s mother’s recollection of the Hurricane Carol's 1954 destruction, plus an excerpt from Ted Hearne’s “Katrina Ballads.”

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New Sounds

After the Storm

Monday, February 03, 2014

Hear music from Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi, inspired by Bossi’s mother’s recollection of the destruction wrought by Hurricane Carol in 1954 on this New Sounds.  Then there’s a musical warning from the Australian band Coolangubra, along with an excerpt from Ted Hearne’s “Katrina Ballads.” Also, listen to music from Alexander Desplat and Benjamin Britten’s score to “Moonrise Kingdom,” where the pivotal scene takes place as a hurricane sweeps through the island off the New England coast.

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Studio 360

Benh Zeitlin: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Friday, February 22, 2013

Beasts of the Southern Wild is 30-year-old director Benh Zeitlin’s first feature and it’s caused a serious splash: it’s up for four Oscars this weekend, including Best Picture and Best Director. Its six-year-old star, Quevenzhané Wallis, is up for Best Actress — now nine, she’s the ...

Video: A scene from Beasts of the Southern Wild

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New Sounds

After the Storm

Monday, November 05, 2012

Hear music from Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi, inspired by Bossi’s mother’s recollection of the destruction wrought by Hurricane Carol in 1954 on this New Sounds.  Then there’s a musical warning from the Australian band Coolangubra, along with an excerpt from Ted Hearne’s “Katrina Ballads.” Also, listen to music from Alexander Desplat and Benjamin Britten’s score to “Moonrise Kingdom,” where the pivotal scene takes place as a hurricane sweeps through the island off the New England coast.

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Studio 360

Canada Redesigned & Beasts of the Southern Wild

Friday, June 29, 2012

Canada has a bold new look, thanks to our campaign to rebrand the country. We reveal the winner out of 750 Canada slogans submitted to our contest. And Kurt Andersen tests his knowledge of Canada against a real live Canadian radio host. Plus, Benh Zeitlin, the director of Beasts of ...

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Studio 360

Benh Zeitlin: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Friday, June 29, 2012

The new movie Beasts of the Southern Wild is a Louisiana fairy tale with a six-year-old hero named Hushpuppy. The film, which clinched top honors at both the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, is 29-year-old director Benh Zeitlin’s first feature. The New York native moved ...

Video: A scene from Beasts of the Southern Wild

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