Anastasia Tsioulcas

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Betsayda Machado y Parranda El Clavo, Live In Concert

Friday, February 17, 2017

The clarion-voiced Afro-Venezuelan singer Betsayda Machado and her band are just beginning to tour internationally. Hear them in their New York City debut at globalFEST in January.


Even With Travel Ban Blocked, Artists Are Still Left Hanging

Monday, February 06, 2017

Musicians form an important cultural conduit between the U.S. and the seven countries included in the ban. Despite judicial stays upheld on appeal, artists still can't hit the road.


First Listen: Tinariwen, 'Elwan'

Thursday, February 02, 2017

After the chaos, warfare and corruption of the past several years in their native country, the Tuareg guitar gods deliver a more bitter message.


Butch Trucks Of The Allman Brothers Band Dies At 69

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Trucks, a founding member of the popular Southern rock band, passed away Tuesday night. Throughout the band's many ups and downs — which included three breakups and reunions — he was a constant.


For The Inauguration, Trump's Music Picks Look A Lot Like Richard Nixon's

Thursday, January 19, 2017

As candidate and then president-elect, Donald Trump has been all about breaking molds. But the musical artists performing at his swearing-in ceremony reflect nothing so much as well-worn tradition.


Pakistani Pop Star Halts Show To Save Female Fan From Alleged Harassment

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Singer and actor Atif Aslam stopped a recent performance in Karachi to ensure the safety of a young woman in his audience — and to berate her harassers from the stage.


Our Top Discoveries From globalFEST 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Every January, we hear some of the world's tastiest acts at a one-night showcase in Manhattan. From Korean folk songs spun into glam-rock glitter to blazing Cuban brass, this year was no exception.


Amid Political Change, A World Music Festival Reaffirms Its Mission

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A one-night festival in New York called globalFEST is a passport to explore compelling artists from five continents. But this year's event came at a moment particularly fraught by politics.


First Watch: Joyce DiDonato, 'Lascia ch'io pianga'

Monday, October 17, 2016

Opera star Joyce DiDonato does more than sing — she lends her voice to social causes. Watch her new video, a haunting depiction of a woman trapped in conflict.


Bob Dylan, Revisited

Thursday, October 13, 2016

In the wake of the news that the iconic American songwriter is the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature, we've dug through the NPR archives for some Dylanalia treasures.


Amazon Seeks To Recapture Music Fans With New Streaming Service

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

With Amazon Music Unlimited, the company is seeking to lure consumers away from competitors like Spotify and Apple Music — and it might be a game-changing proposition.


Steve Reich At 80: The Phases Of A Lifetime In Music

Sunday, October 09, 2016

He's been a hero to musicians from Brian Eno and David Bowie to Radiohead and The National. Now entering his ninth decade, American composer Steve Reich is always looking ahead.


Neville Marriner, Who Recorded The Beloved Soundtrack to 'Amadeus,' Has Died

Sunday, October 02, 2016

The conductor and violinist who became something of entrepreneurial emperor — making hundreds of recordings with his orchestra, including the soundtrack to the film Amadeus — died Sunday at age 92.


The Long, Strange History Of Campaign Endorsement Songs

Monday, September 26, 2016

From "Nixon's The One" To "El Corrido de Hillary Clinton," an odd subgenre of music raises its head every four years: the endorsement song. It's part commercial jingle, part aspirational anthem.


Composer Julia Wolfe Awarded MacArthur 'Genius Grant'

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The New York composer is one of 23 individuals picked this year for the prestigious annual prize, which comes with $625,000.


Grime Artist Skepta Overtakes David Bowie In Stunning Mercury Prize Upset

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The 33-year-old independent artist grabbed the U.K.'s most prestigious recording award for his album Konnichiwa — knocking out the late David Bowie, who was widely anticipated to be feted.


From Trash To Triumph: The Recycled Orchestra

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Young musicians from a Paraguayan slum have toured the world with instruments made of garbage. They've played with Stevie Wonder and for the Pope. Now they're in a documentary.


Songs We Love: Noura Mint Seymali, 'Na Sane'

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The vocalist from Mauritania intertwines heritage and innovation in the first song from her new album, Arbina. The video gives audiences abroad a glimpse of her homeland in all its melancholy beauty.


Songs We Love: Battle Trance, 'Blade Of Love I'

Friday, August 19, 2016

An unusual quartet of tenor saxophones delves into the connections between body, breath, sound and creation with a fierce and unyielding spirit.


After Building Anticipation, Frank Ocean Releases 'Endless'

Friday, August 19, 2016

The singer made huge waves with his last album, 2012's Channel Orange — and he's used both conventional and surprising methods to tease Endless, which was released Thursday night.