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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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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Pete Seeger in Conversation with Steve Post

Monday, March 16, 2015

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Legendary folk singer Pete Seeger reminisces about life, politics and narrow escapes.
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The Takeaway

Woody Guthrie's New York City

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

If Woody Gutherie found home on the open road, his second home was New York City. His daughter Nora Guthrie shares a collection of stories about her father's life in the Big Apple.

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WNYC News

Seeger Fest: A Time to Remember, a Time to Celebrate

Saturday, July 12, 2014

A farewell to Pete Seeger combines music and activism.

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New Sounds

The Cajun Influence

Friday, March 14, 2014

For this New Sounds, we’ll sample music that shows the influence of traditional Cajun music from the fiddling, the accordion, the triangle and other instruments, in somewhat unusual contexts.  Listen to several excerpts from Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin's score for the film “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” set in Louisiana, along with music by the late Michael Galasso. Then there’s music by the Penguin Café Orchestra who drew from Cajun fiddling, and the influence comes out on pieces like “Swing the Cat” and “Bean Fields.”

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Spinning on Air

Best of Pete Seeger, from Beethoven to the the Folk Music Almanac

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Pete Seeger had a long association with WNYC. David Garland presents some Seeger highlights from WNYC's Archive, including one of Seeger's 1946 shows in which he sings, accompanying himself on banjo; plus music and interview excerpts from a 1986 edition of Dave Sear's Folk Music Almanac program. In addition you'll hear Seeger play Beethoven on banjo, and sing his own nine-minute lullaby, "One Grain of Sand."

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Studio 360

Wes Craven & Black Panther Funk

Friday, January 31, 2014

This week in Studio 360, using music to change the world. Pete Seeger, who died this week at age 94, told Kurt Andersen a few years ago about his most important work: singing at college campuses for bus fare. And when the Black Panthers wanted to spread their message, they ...

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Studio 360

A Final Visit with Pete Seeger

Friday, January 31, 2014

Pete Seeger was a giant, and barely a singer-songwriter has touched a guitar who doesn't owe him a musical debt. He died this week, at age 94. In 2010, Kurt Andersen went to Seeger's home — a house he built himself on the Hudson River in Beacon, New York. They talked about "This Land Is Your Land" ...

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Soundcheck

Musicians Share Their Pete Seeger Stories

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

In the two days since songwriter, activist and folk music legend Pete Seeger died, Soundcheck has been asking listeners and readers for your Pete Seeger stories. We got a ton of amazing responses from people sharing memories of Seeger and from musicians who knew and played with him, or inspired by his work. Read memories and stories from Nora Guthrie, Judy Collins, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and Tony Trishka.

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Soundcheck

Pete Seeger Stories; Herb Alpert In A Booth At P.J. Clarke’s; Canadian Country Singer Doug Paisley

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

In this episode: In the two days since songwriter, activist and folk music legend Pete Seeger died, Soundcheck has been asking listeners and readers for your Pete Seeger stories. We got a ton of amazing responses from people sharing memories of Seeger -- be it the time you met him, sang along with him in concert, or were simply influenced by his work. We share some of those stories from listeners and a few musicians reflecting on Seeger's life and legacy.

Then, the legendary trumpeter, songwriter, multiple Grammy-winner, record label founder, artist and philanthropist Herb Alpert sits down with us for a chat at the P.J. Clarke’s across the street from Lincoln Center -- and from Dante Park, where three of his totem sculptures were recently installed.

And, Toronto-based country and folk singer Doug Paisley plays songs from his latest album, Strong Feelings, in the Soundcheck studio.

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The Takeaway

Folk Legend & Activist Pete Seeger Dies at 94

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A tall serious looking man with an inner smile, legendary folk singer and activist Pete Seeger touched the lives of several generations. His death at age 94 simply remind us that the movements he set in motion go on and cannot be stopped. There is no silencing of Pete Seeger. Today The Takeaway remembers the life and legacy of the legendary Pete Seeger, along with Dr. Alan Chartock, President and CEO of WAMC/Northeast Public Radio.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Remembering Pete Seeger

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Folk singer and activist Pete Seeger died today in New York at the age of 94. We remember his life, music, and impact -- and play an excerpts of his WNYC appearances, from 1941 to 2012.

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Soundcheck

Pete Seeger: Out Of One Voice, Many

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pete Seeger wasn’t just a folk singer: He was the model, the exemplar of what most Americans mean when they say “folk singer.” Soundcheck host John Schaefer has this remembrance of the folk artist and activist, who died Monday at age 94.

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Soundcheck

Share Your Pete Seeger Story

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The singer, songwriter and music icon had a special relationship with New York. He was born in Manhattan, launched his career in the city, and eventually become a pioneer in the folk music movement based in Greenwich Village. He died Tuesday at 94. We want to hear your memories of Pete Seeger, his music and his life.

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New Sounds

The Cajun Influence

Friday, December 07, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll sample music that shows the influence of traditional Cajun music from the fiddling, the accordion, the triangle and other instruments, in somewhat unusual contexts.  Listen to several excerpts from Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin's score for the film “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” set in Louisiana, along with music by the late Michael Galasso. Then there’s music by the Penguin Café Orchestra who drew from Cajun fiddling, and the influence comes out on pieces like “Swing the Cat” and “Bean Fields.” 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Seeger In His Own Words

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Folk singer and activist Pete Seeger died Monday night in New York at the age of 94. In June 2012, he spoke with Brian Lehrer about his life, his music, Woody Guthrie and more.

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Studio 360

American Icons: This Land is Your Land

Friday, March 16, 2012

This is the national anthem we actually know the words to. Americans sing it at school; Bruce Springsteen sang it at President Obama's inauguration. Yet Woody Guthrie's song was once branded anti-American, even Communist. Pete Seeger tells Kurt Andersen how Guthrie ...

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Studio 360

Woody Guthrie & Andrew Bird

Friday, March 16, 2012

Kurt Andersen speaks with Pete Seeger, Sharon Jones, and others about why "This Land is Your Land" endures, as part of our American Icons series. Later in the hour, writer Anne Lamott and musician Andrew Bird let us in on their creative processes. Hint: one involves holing yourself up in ...

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WNYC News

Banjos in Brooklyn

Friday, January 08, 2010

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A three-day banjo festival gets underway at Brooklyn's Jalopy Theater tonight.

WNYC's Janaya Williams has this preview:

The festival will showcase various styles of banjo ...

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WNYC News

Today in History: Peekskill Riots

Friday, September 04, 2009

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Paul Robeson

“It was a huge crowd. I think 10,000 people. A small group of people at the gate were shouting at us 'kikes, nigger lovers, go back to Russia.' There was a policeman there with a ...

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