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Thursday, Oct 10 | After 9/11, the late New York artist Sekou Sundiata traveled the U.S. gathering perspectives from Americans to create his last theater work. Join us for a revival of this illuminating work, directed by Arthur Yorinks and hosted by John Schaefer.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Soundcheck Live: Talib Kweli performs 'Get By' from his new album 'Prisoner of Conscious' live in The Greene Space
Monday, May 20, 2013
WNYC's Soundcheck presented Brooklyn-based rapper Talib Kweli live in The Greene Space on April 24. Kweli previewed new music from his fifth album, Prisoner of Conscious, coming out this May.
Host John Schaefer asked Kweli about the album's title and the term "conscious hip hop." The title, Kweli said, doesn't refer to his own sense of confinement, but to people's perception of him as an artist.
"When I first started, you just did hip hop," Kweli said. "It wasn't like, okay De La Soul, that's conscious rap and N.W.A is gangster rap. It was like, this is just hip hop. ...People who are very passionate about music like to break music down into sub genres."
On his new album, he challenged himself to go more upbeat and focus on the musicality. "I can't lose focus of my job as an entertainer by making my stuff overtly conscious," Kweli said. "It has to sound good and feel good first."
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
See the Brooklyn-based rapper perform in advance of the release of his new album, Prisoner of Conscious. He'll talk with Soundcheck host John Schaefer about the territory between the personal and the political — and his myriad projects. Watch on-demand video here.
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After a summer-long hiatus, Soundcheck relaunches this month with a new 1-hour radio broadcast every weeknight, an exclusive from one of New York’s hottest bands – and a new digital home, Soundcheck.org
On Sept. 10 at 2 p.m., the acclaimed New York indie band ...