Streams

 

Music

New Sounds

Lutes Around the World

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Listen to music from members of the lute family on this New Sounds show. These instruments can be found in most of the world’s tradition from the Central Asian tanbur, to the Greek bouzouki, to the Russian balalaika, and the Chinese pipa. But, in true New Sounds fashion, there will be some mixing up of these traditions of the lutes around the world.  Hear music from the Afghan-American rubab master Quraishi, whose family lineage is deep with musicians and instrument makers. Listen to his original work, “Wardagi” – in which he blends three traditional folk songs that his father often sang while playing the rubab, songs which are unique to the style of playing that originates from his father’s home province of Wardak.  Quraishi performs live at 1PM on Sunday August 3, as part of Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors.  FREE.

Comments [2]

Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Lage Lund

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Intricate jazz guitarist plays at Smalls tonight and tomorrow. Download 'Foolhardy.'

Comment

The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Introducing Pianist Stanislav Khristenko

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, the Showcase introduces Ukrainian-born pianist Stanislav Khristenko, the gold medalist at the 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition.

Comment

Mixtapes

Electronic Musician No Lands Presents Music from Other Worlds

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

No Lands is the electronic project of Brooklyn-based composer Michael Hammond. Negative Space," his debut album of electro-noir compositions is set for release July 29. Hear his Mixtape – featuring music of Paul Lansky, Brian Eno and Oneohtrix Point Never – today at 3 pm.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Cheating Teachers and Failing Hospitals

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Yorker staff writer Rachel Aviv investigates a widespread, long-term culture of cheating among educators in Atlanta’s public-school district—and the pressure that test score targets put on schools. Director Adam Kahan discusses his documentary about the one-of-a-kind instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Edan Lepucki talks about her debut novel, California, which imagines a frighteningly realistic dystopian future. Plus, we’ll examine the distressed healthcare system in Brooklyn and find out why so many of the borough’s hospitals are struggling.

Soundcheck

Summer '94: Jeff Buckley's 'Grace'; The Ascent Of 'Hallelujah'; Phox Plays Live

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

In this episode: In August 1994, 27-year-old Jeff Buckley quietly released Grace, the only full-length studio album the singer-songwriter would put out before his death three years later. Twenty years later, it’s one of the greatest records of all time. Daphne Brooks, professor of African-American Studies, Theater, and American Studies at Yale University, who wrote about Grace for the 33 1/3 book series, shares her favorite tracks.

Then: Music journalist and author Alan Light explains the enduring popularity of "Hallelujah" -- the Leonard Cohen song given new life by Jeff Buckley. It's the subject of his book, The Holy Or The Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & The Unlikely Ascent Of Hallelujah.

And: Hear Wisconsin sextet Phox, led by singer Monica Martin, perform its understated folk pop songs in the Soundcheck studio.

Comment

The Leonard Lopate Show

Racism, Blindness and Paralysis Could Not Stop the Unrelenting Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk fought for racial equality and for fair treatment of disabled persons, started a political movement to get more jazz on television, and even though half of his body was paralyzed by a stroke, he continued to perform until the day he died.

Comments [4]

Around Broadway

A Mother's Life Told by Her Daughter in Music

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Classical pianist Mona Golabek is a winner of several prizes including an Avery Fisher Career Grant. She is also now a stage performer, telling the story of her mother’s life in a one-woman show.

Comment

All Things Considered

D.C. Washington's Voice Shines On The Diamond In Nation's Capital

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On a visit to a Washington Nationals game, Robert Siegel was struck by the singer of the national anthem — by his baritone and his apt name: D.C. Washington. So, he invited Washington to the studio.

Comment

Tree Planted To Honor Beatle Is Killed By Beetles

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A pine tree planted in Los Angeles in memory of George Harrison is one of several brought down in Griffith Park by an infestation.

Comment

All Things Considered

Inside The Sun Records Sound, A Marvel Even Today

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The "boom-chicka-boom" of Johnny Cash's guitar. The ghostly echo on Elvis Presley's voice. More than 60 years after these early recordings, the studio is still making music the old-fashioned way.

Comment

Soundcheck

Sharon Jones: Back On Her Feet, And Back On The Road

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sharon Jones is known for her vintage soul sound and her irrepressible on-stage energy. But a recent battle with cancer put her career on hold — and made her doubt that she'd ever sing again. Jones talks about that struggle, and about her latest album, Give the People What They Want.

Comment

Soundcheck

Pick Three: WDET's Ann Delisi Shares Three Songs From '94

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WDET's Ann Delisi shares her three favorite songs from the summer of 1994. 

Comments [1]

New Mix: The Rentals, Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On this week's All Songs Considered, a premiere from the The Rentals and new music from Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto and more!

Comment

America's Youth Orchestra Hits The Road — This Time, Playing For U.S.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hear the world premiere of a piece by Samuel Adams — son of composer John Adams — and watch the orchestra's signature encore, from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.

Comment

The Leonard Lopate Show

Music Brings Ailing Brains Thrillingly to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The documentary “Alive Inside” examines at the power music has to reawaken memories in people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Comments [7]

Song Premiere: Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), 'A Keepsake'

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A straightforward storyteller, Keith Latinen works in details and similes, not abstraction and metaphor. Braid's Bob Nanna sings a verse in this lilting emo song from the long-running duo.

Comment

Ben Watt On World Cafe

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The former member of Everything But The Girl performs three songs and discusses his career.

Comment

99% Invisible

124- Longbox

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Reporter Whitney Jones argues that R.E.M.’s Out of Time is the most politically significant album in the history of the United States. Because of its packaging.

Comment

Pitch

Season 2 Sneak Peek

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pitch is back!

Comment