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Christmas Music Around The World

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

WNYC's John Schaefer brings us the sounds of Christmas from around the world. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Pom Pom Squad, Mireya Ramos, Big Thief

Monday, December 20, 2021

New Sounds
Week of Dec. 20: This week, Pom Pom Squad covers a popular 90s tune; Mireya Ramos sends mariachi-reggae from New Zealand; and a hip hop tribute to Quentin Tarantino.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Alicia Keys, Tyondai Braxton, Piel

Monday, December 13, 2021

New Sounds
Alicia Keys releases a new album, twice; Leon Bridges and Khruangbin are together again; and a posthumous film/score by Jóhann Jóhannsson. Plus, avant-dance music by Tyondai Braxton. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Arca, Quinquis, Silvana Estrada

Monday, December 06, 2021

New Sounds
This week, Arca “queering the void,” Tom Morello still raging, and a Nina Simone cover. Plus, French singer Quinquis, singer Aoife O’Donovan, and Mexican folk singer Silvana Estrada.
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Weekly Music Roundup: RIP Sondheim, The Flaming Lips, Abdullah Ibrahim

Monday, November 29, 2021

New Sounds
Week of Nov. 29: This week, The Flaming Lips present a new, young singer; Abdullah Ibrahim looks back; and RIP Stephen Sondheim.
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Weekly Music Roundup: FKA twigs, Ibeyi, elbow

Monday, November 22, 2021

New Sounds
This week, Adele’s record-breaking record, a James Bond-style song from FKA twigs, and arty chamber-rock from elbow. Plus, new music by Ibeyi, and Mexico City-based shoegazers Howless.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Rosalia and The Weeknd, Courtney Barnette, Etran De L’Aïr

Monday, November 15, 2021

New Sounds
This week, a duet from Rosalia and The Weeknd, musical reassurance from Courtney Barnett, and Emily Wells recalls an earlier epidemic. Plus, Tuareg guitar magic from Etran De L’Aïr.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Robert Plant & Alison Kraus, ÌFÉ, and Doran

Monday, November 08, 2021

New Sounds
Hear songs that blur old and new from Robert Plant & Alison Kraus, ÌFÉ, and Doran. Also, poet and composer JJJJJerome Ellis, UK soul singer Emeli Sandé, and cavern music by Sloppy Jane.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Valerie June and Mavis Staples, Spoon, Theon Cross

Monday, November 01, 2021

New Sounds
This week, Ed Sheeran’s calculating single, Spoon’s edgy new song, and Mavis Staples joins Valerie June. Plus, Chile’s Mon Laferte and Sons of Kemet tuba player Theon Cross. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Adele, Cate Le Bon, serpentwithfeet

Monday, October 18, 2021

New Sounds
This week, David Keenan, Imarhan, and Cate Le Bon all release new music in Adele’s enormous shadow. Plus, electro-acoustic songs by Lotic and serpentwithfeet.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Robert Glasper, Mitski, Tangana

Monday, October 11, 2021

New Sounds
This week, a shiny new song from Robert Glasper and eagerly-awaited returns for Cat Power and Mitski. Plus, Spanish rapper Tangana on belief and miracles.
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Weekly Music Roundup: NY Gypsy All Stars, Susana Baca, elbow

Monday, October 04, 2021

New Sounds
This week, a cross-cultural premiere, a new elbow song with an old elbow title, and a stunning soul revue from the Apollo featuring Charles Bradley. Plus, new Susana Baca, and more.
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Mandala Lab Opens At The Rubin Museum

Friday, October 01, 2021

WNYC’s John Schaefer walked through the Lab with Tim McHenry of the Rubin Museum and composer Bora Yoon. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Ben LaMar Gay, Alt-J, Japanese Breakfast

Monday, September 27, 2021

New Sounds
This week, echoes of summer from Alt-J and Ben LaMar Gay feat. Ohmme; a video game soundtrack from Japanese Breakfast; and South African electronic music producers Native Soul. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Buena Vista Social Club, Larkin Poe, Makaya McCraven

Monday, September 20, 2021

New Sounds
The Buena Vista Social Club keeps on giving; orchestral blues-rock from Larkin Poe; and music for autumn in New York by Makaya McCraven. Plus, brass band hijinks from Fanfare Ciocarlia.
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Weekly Music Roundup: ABBA, ÌFÉ, and Curtis Harding

Monday, September 13, 2021

New Sounds
ABBA is just as ABBA as ever; Afro-Cuban futurism from ÌFÉ; and Curtis Harding’s vintage soul. Plus, Brooklyn singer and rapper Spencer., and a tongue-in-cheeky love song by Sean Rowe.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Baracutanga, N.C. Sacred Soul, and FPA

Monday, September 06, 2021

New Sounds
This week, premieres of Latin folk-fusion from Baracutanga and Carolina soul from Big James Barrett and the Golden Jubilees, plus Kanye and Drake race to the bottom. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Marissa Nadler and Lee "Scratch" Perry RIP

Monday, August 30, 2021

New Sounds
This week, a subversive murder ballad from Marissa Nadler, an answer song to all those internet cat videos from Caribou, and the loss of Jamaican music legend, Lee "Scratch" Perry.
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Producer Picks: 'John Schaefer On Protest Music'

Thursday, August 26, 2021

A re-air of our evening special from last summer, 'WNYC At Curfew,' amidst the racial justice protests. Alison discusses the history of protest music with WNYC's John Schaefer.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Daptone Records @20, Parquet Courts, and Lorde

Monday, August 23, 2021

New Sounds
A celebration of old-school soul from the Apollo Theater, Parquet Courts' ode to crowded city streets, new age pop from Lorde, and a creeptastic film score by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe. 
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