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Monday, November 23, 2020
The latest in a prolific career, Busta's new album is a sequel — delivered 22 years after the first Extinction Level Event — and a characteristically big, ambitious project.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Thundercat about his latest album, It Is What It Is, the importance of laughter and the artist he's grateful for, Louis Cole.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd about displacement, her forthcoming album and the artist she is grateful for: Thundercat.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
The Big Thief singer and guitarist holed up in the mountains of Western Massachusetts to record not one, but two albums, simply titled songs and instrumentals.
Thursday, November 05, 2020
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with American multi-instrumentalist and meditation expert Laraaji about laughter meditation, his latest album Sun Piano and the artist he is grateful for: Mia Doi Todd.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Brooklyn-based musician Nick Hakim about creating little worlds with music and the artist he is grateful for: Laraaji.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Keys speaks with Audie Cornish about delivering her seventh album, Alicia, during the pandemic, and the strange new resonance of songs written before anyone knew what this year would be like.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with British singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas about her music and the artist she is thankful for, Nick Hakim.
Monday, August 17, 2020
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with British rapper, poet and spoken word artist Kae Tempest about their ability to empathize and find hope amid darkness and an artist they are grateful for: Lianne La Havas.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
A new season Ari Shapiro's musical chain of gratitude, Play It Forward, begins with Indigo Girls' Amy Ray and Emily Saliers talking about their lifelong bond and the poetic flair of Kae Tempest.
Friday, July 17, 2020
In the finale of the first season of Play It Forward, Ari Shapiro speaks to dubstep pioneer Mala about minimalism, freedom and an artist he was inspired by, the late Augustus Pablo.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Ari Shapiro speaks with Blake about playing virtual concerts for thousands of fans, and finding his voice early on by studying the music of British producer Mala.
Saturday, June 13, 2020
The anonymized, countryfied singer-rapper came barreling into the mainstream in February, seemingly out of thin air.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Ari Shapiro talks to jazz saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin about her new album Pursuance: The Coltranes and an artist she is grateful for: James Blake.
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
"They unleashed sheer hell on peaceful protesters right outside my stoop," says Washington, D.C., resident Rahul Dubey.
Thursday, May 07, 2020
In the fourth episode of Play It Forward, Ari Shapiro speaks with R&B polymath Georgia Anne Muldrow about how music has served her during the pandemic and the sprawling soul-jazz of Lakecia Benjamin.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
In the third episode of Play It Forward, Ari Shapiro interviews Robin Dann of the Canadian band, Bernice. She talks about redefining success and how the freedom of jazz informs her music.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Many musicians canceled tours and delayed album releases due to the pandemic. But some are now using home recording setups and streaming services to write and publish songs about the coronavirus.
Thursday, April 09, 2020
Glenn Copeland, whose ambient and electronic recordings were largely unknown for decades, talks about his late career reemergence, the power of positive thinking and the Canadian band Bernice.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
In the inaugural segment of Play It Forward, Ari Shapiro speaks with Dan Snaith, who records under the name Caribou, about his new album Suddenly and the inspiration he found in Glenn Copeland.