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Stream It Here: Tanya Morgan, M. Ward and The New Standards

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tanya Morgan

The hip hop trio Tanya Morgan has one foot planted firmly in Brooklyn, and another in Cincinnati. Founded in 2003, Tanya Morgan consists of MCs Donwill and Ilyas, and MC/producer Von Pea. They played from their 2009 release Brooklynati on July 30th. 

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Stream It Here: Living Colour

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The New York-based rock group Living Colour rocketed to fame in 1988 after a CBGB audience member named Mick Jagger helped secure them a record deal. They're back with their first album in half a decade.

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Stream It Here: Marcus Roberts Trio

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts hails from Florida and is an alumnus of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, alma mater of another distinguished musician, Ray Charles.  New Orleans Meets Harlem, Vol.1 is his first album in over 8 years.

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Stream It Here: Asphalt Orchestra

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Urban marching band Asphalt Orchestra plays a wide range of music, including Swedish metal.

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Stream It Here: Smokey Hormel

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

What do Beck, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Joe Strummer, and Tom Waits have in common (besides being some of the most influential and recognized musicians of the past century)?

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Stream It Here: Juana Molina

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Juana Molina went from a being a comic actress on Argentinean TV to one of the most innovative singer-songwriters from Latin America today.

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Stream It Here: Angel Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Angel Deradoorian, known first and foremost as a member of Dirty Projectors, went solo recently.  Here's a video of Angel performing "Moon," from her solo album, Mind Raft.

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Stream It Here: Lura

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Despite being born in Lisbon, Lura adopted the music of her parents' home country, Cape Verde, an island off the western coast of Africa. She joined the Soundcheck crew to discuss music coming out of this area.

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