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Thursday, November 28, 2019
Ari Shapiro names The New Pornographers as a musical act he's thankful for in 2019. That gratitude is passed forward to nêhiyawak, then Leikeli47 and finally to Chick Corea.
Friday, November 08, 2019
On songs like "Cellophane," the British artist steps out of her self-imposed cage and tests the limits of her tremendous soprano.
Monday, June 10, 2019
Sesame Street team members Dr. Rosemarie Truglio and Bill Sherman discuss writing songs for the iconic show over the years.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
To make his latest album, Omoiyari, the Japanese-American artist decided to turn to the past. He visited Japanese internment camps and made music inspired by the stories he found there.
Friday, May 10, 2019
The South Central Los Angeles rapper grew up trying to navigate between gangsta rap and his family's Pentecostal beliefs. Duckwrth talks about these competing forces on his latest EP, The Falling Man.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Kelsey Lu knew she wanted to play music from a young age. So, at 18, she left home to deepen that study. On her debut album, Blood, Lu explores what that decision meant.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Kanye West has been hosting exclusive worship gatherings he calls "Sunday Service." Jia Tolentino, staff writer for The New Yorker, breaks down the rapper's religious evolution.
Friday, April 12, 2019
Nigerian-born, Brooklyn-based rapper Thutmose named himself after an ancient Egyptian pharaoh — a nod to the kingly responsibility he feels for his family and his music.
Friday, April 05, 2019
Belgian-Egyptian singer Tamino comes from a long line of musicians and is creating an impressive career of his own by melding together his vocal style with Arab musical theory.
Thursday, April 04, 2019
An All Things Considered team recently traveled along a common Colombian route taken by Venezuelans fleeing crisis in their country and discovered dramatic stories of an expanding exodus.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The definition of what it means to be an independent musician is more complicated than one might think. It comes down to market share, ownership and so much more.
Friday, March 15, 2019
Some Latin artists at the SXSW Music Festival come from Brazil, Venezuela and other countries where speaking out can be dangerous.
Friday, December 21, 2018
Monáe's Dirty Computer can be found on just about every list of the best albums of 2018 — and it topped NPR's. The songwriter, actress and self-styled media exec says it could only have happened now.
Monday, December 03, 2018
Construction on the first new stretch of border wall under the Trump administration is slated to begin this winter. In South Texas, the wall will cut right through a butterfly sanctuary.
Friday, November 16, 2018
The singer-songwriter talks about coming out as transgender and releasing a new album under the moniker teddy <3 about her transition journey.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
The U.K.-based artist talks about his love of cats, writing notes to his younger self through music and his debut album Village.
Friday, August 31, 2018
The two artists, best known for their bands Bon Iver and The National, say their new project isn't really a band but a large-scale collaboration involving dozens of musicians.
Monday, August 20, 2018
The Eagles' 1976 compilation album, Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, has surpassed Michael Jackson's Thriller for the title of best-selling album of all time.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
The Rio Grande Valley is the busiest stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border for crossing. NPR recently spent time on both sides of the border here, where immigration is part of everyday life.
Friday, August 03, 2018
How you feel about immigration can put you at odds with your friends, family or neighbors. In McAllen, Texas, two families with different points of view don't let politics come between them.