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Jens Lekman

Studio 360

A Song a Week From Jens Lekman, With Love

Monday, February 09, 2015

Swedish popster Jens Lekman has vowed to write and share one song every week during 2015.
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New Sounds

Music For Opposable Thumbs

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Listen to an hour of music involving the thumb piano for this New Sounds program, from a gentle song by Arthur Russell, interpreted by Jens Lekman to the Kronos Quartet,and more.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Cookie Monster, Kate McKinnon, Jens Lekman, and a cameradog won the Internet this week. 
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New Sounds

Music For Opposable Thumbs

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The thumb piano, which in Zimbabwe, is called “mbira,” in Uganda, “kalimba,” in the Congo, “likembe,” – is an instrument made of a wooden board to which staggered metal keys have been attached.  We’ll have an hour of music involving the thumb piano for this New Sounds program, from a gentle song by Arthur Russell, interpreted by Jens Lekman to the Kronos Quartet, to the psychedelic electronic music in the Congotronics series of records. 

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New Sounds

Music For Opposable Thumbs

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The thumb piano, which in Zimbabwe, is called “mbira,” in Uganda, “kalimba,” in the Congo, “likembe,” – is an instrument made of a wooden board to which staggered metal keys have been attached.  We’ll have an hour of music involving the thumb piano for this New Sounds program, from a gentle song by Arthur Russell, interpreted by Jens Lekman to the Kronos Quartet, to the psychedelic electronic music in the Congotronics series of records.  

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Jens Lekman

Monday, October 10, 2011

Jens Lekman, the Swedish indie-pop sensation, plays the Music Hall of Williamsburg Monday night. Download his "An Argument With Myself" for free here.

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