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Meet Canada's Godfather of African music

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Club Ballatou in Montreal has long been a home for African musicians, bringing some of the continent's hottest acts to the tiny but legendary club for decades. It's all thanks to one man: Lamine Touré.

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Latitudes: The International Music You Must Hear In April

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hear fresh new sounds from Portugal, Finland and beyond, as well as a heartbreaking memento of a band playing recently in Kathmandu's Durbar Square, in Nepal.

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Soundcheck

Vomitface: Two Minutes Of Bracing, Bruising Punk

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hear "Bruise," a bracing new song from the Jersey City and Brooklyn punk band's upcoming EP, Another Bad Year.
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KCRW Presents: Sylvan Esso

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Amelia Meath's silky voice and Nick Sanborn's electropop beats hit a sweet spot in the KCRW studio.

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On Being

Mohammed Fairouz — The World in Counterpoint

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Called a “post-millennial Schubert,” Mohammed Fairouz weaves poetic language, even political speech, into his compositions — opening wide the notions of illustrious language as a form of music too.

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On Being

[Unedited] Mohammed Fairouz with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Called a “post-millennial Schubert,” Mohammed Fairouz weaves poetic language, even political speech, into his compositions — opening wide the notions of illustrious language as a form of music too.

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New Sounds

New Releases, April 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

John Schaefer combs through all the CD stacks, SoundCloud files, and digital releases that came through this April and plays some of the best of the best.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Omar Sosa & Quarteto AfroCubano

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Afro-Caribbean jazz piano master plays at BRIC House tonight.

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Song Travels

Song Travels Presents Emily King

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thursday at 10PM, join host Michael Feinstein for an hour of music talk and in-studio performances with Grammy-nominated vocalist, Emily King.

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Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli

Morning Jazz with Radio Deluxe

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Saturday at 10AM, spend the morning with jazz from the personal collection of hosts John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey as they play music to help usher in spring.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Socialist President, An Empty Stadium, and Buddhism in Crisis

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Takeaway explores Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bid, the latest game played by the Baltimore Orioles, and Buddhist faith in Nepal.

Studio 360

Drake Makes a Mixtape for Sotheby’s

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

For his latest trick, Drake sets black contemporary art at Sotheby's to the music of Rihanna, Riff Raff, Chief Keef, and Drake. Beats By Dre included. 
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The Jonathan Channel

The Great American Songbook Live

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Here is your concert calendar for the week! Spring is here - go out and celebrate it! 

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Fresh Air

Brooklyn Rider Blurs Classical Boundaries On 'Almanac'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The string quartet invited composers like Vijay Iyer and Bill Frisell to compose pieces inspired by something outside of their world.

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Punch Brothers, 'Familiarity'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The venturesome band takes you on a journey with a three-part song performed at Boston's House of Blues.

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Jim White Vs. The Packway Handle Band On World Cafe

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Hear what happened when a singer-songwriter turned novelist moved to Georgia and joined forces with a longtime local bluegrass group.

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The Jonathan Channel

Blue Note & José James Salute Billie Holiday

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

This week, we conclude our month long tribute to Billie Holiday with our album of the week, Yesterday I Had The Blues from Blue Note recording artist, José James. 

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José González: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Performing his first new solo songs in seven years, this soft-spoken Swedish singer left an imprint at the Tiny Desk that was gentle and long lasting.

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New Sounds

Rhythms of Minimalism

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Music from Chris Campbell, Kate Soper, Philip Glass, Emanuele E. Forni, and Chris Morphitis.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Crocodiles

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fuzzy, jumpy San Diego band plays some of their Latin-tinged new stuff tonight at Union Pool.

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