Marlon Bishop

WNYC Culture Producer

Marlon Bishop appears in the following:

The Forgotten Parsley Massacre Still Plagues Dominican-Haitian Relations

Sunday, October 22, 2017

This months marks the 80th anniversary of the massacre of Haitians in the Dominican Republic, also known as the Parsley Massacre, under the dictator Rafael Trujillo.


Pardon Sought For Prisoner Who Fought For Puerto Rican Independence

Sunday, January 15, 2017

There are calls for President Obama to pardon Oscar López Rivera, who was jailed in connection to a series of bombings by a radical nationalist group. But to some, he's still an unrepentant terrorist.


Aha Moment: Empress Of’s Lorely Rodriguez

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Her mother wanted her to become a news anchor. But Lorely Rodriguez had other plans: to become a rock star. 

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The Peculiar Sadness of a Toothbrush

Thursday, August 13, 2015

A group of artists turns refuse from the US-Mexico border into sculptures that bring home the migrant experience.

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Hello, I'm Calling From 'La Mafia'

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world. That means jobs that in the U.S. are relatively safe and boring, like driving a bus, can be incredibly dangerous. It all starts with a phone call.


At Latino Church, Faith as an Investment Strategy

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Iglesia Universal teaches that the more money you give to God, the more God will give you back. 

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The Soundcheck Guide To Brazil: Amazonian Pop

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Soundcheck begins an occasional series exploring the vast musical landscape of Brazil, this year's World Cup host. John Schaefer speaks with Marlon Bishop, editor of a new book about ...


The Music Of L. Ron Hubbard; Asgeir Plays Live; Soundcheck's Guide To Brazilian Music

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In this episode: Many know science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard as the founder and main proponent of the Church of Scientology. Fewer know of his musical career. Nathan Rabin -- who wrote about L. “Rock” Hubbard for Slate recently -- talks about the idiosyncratic musical offerings from the enigmatic icon.

Then: Icelandic songwriter Ásgeir's album, In the Silence, drew raves in his native country and the U.K. -- becoming the best-selling debut in Iceland. Hear the the 22-year-old multi-instrumentalist perform songs from the the English-language version of the record, in the Soundcheck studio.

And: In the run-up to the World Cup, Soundcheck will be exploring the myriad musical sounds coming out of Brazil. Today, WNYC contributor and producer Marlon Bishop shares the sounds of an exciting new scene emerging north of the Amazon, influenced as much by Caribbean rhythms as it is by the urban sounds of Rio and Sao Paolo.


Israel's Orthodox Ravers Are On A Holy Mission To Dance

Friday, March 14, 2014

Na Nach is an ultra-Orthodox sect of Judaism with a techno soundtrack. Na Nachs consider having fun a spiritual duty — whether at a wedding or a busy intersection.


Meet Latin America's Teenage Korean Pop Fanatics

Sunday, December 15, 2013

If you want to get a sense of what Mexican teenagers are up to these days, here's an unexpected place to start: A Korean bakery in downtown Mexico City.

Every Sunday, dozens of teens — mostly female — convene here to eat Korean snacks and geek out about their favorite ...


An Orchestra of Guns

Friday, March 15, 2013

Pedro Reyes has one of the most unusual artist’s studios you could ever find: a warehouse full of firearms, nearly 7,000 of them. Machine guns, shotguns, and grenade launchers ...

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Soundcheck: Bold Sounds From São Paulo

Monday, February 04, 2013

A look (and listen) at emerging artists from São Paulo's independent music scene, a vibrant and exciting music community inside the vast metropolis.

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From Sierra Leone to Brooklyn: Janka Nabay

Friday, August 17, 2012

Janka Nabay calls himself “the Bubu king.” The Sierra Leonean musician took an ancient style of Muslim ritual music and transformed it into pop, using keyboards and drum machines. T...

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Gig Alert: VV Brown

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

V.V. Brown brings her soul-inflected U.K. pop sound to Brooklyn's Knitting Factory on Tuesday night. Download her upcoming single "Children" here.

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Gig Alert: SBTRKT

Monday, October 31, 2011

The United Kingdom electronic beat wizard SBTRKT brings his inimitable post-dubstep party anthems to Bowery Ballroom Monday night. Download "Wildfire" here.


Gig Alert: Dragons of Zynth

Friday, October 28, 2011

Dragon of Zynth is one of the African-American fronted bands killing the rock game today. Catch the band's Halloween show at 92Y Tribeca this Saturday and download the brand-new "No K...


Gig Alert: Real Vocal String Quartet

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The four ladies of the Real Vocal String Quartet sing their post-classical string folk with violins strapped under their chins. Catch them at Drom Thursday night, or download the group's "Farewell to Spring" here.

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Behind the Glass: Restoration at the Natural History Museum's Dioramas

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

After 70 years of neglect, the stuffed animals at the American Museum of Natural History’s North American mammal room are finally getting the spa treatment they deserve. The museum is...

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Waiting for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi to Open? Expect Delays

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Tourism Development and Investment Company, a state-run United Arab Emirates development company responsible for building the Frank Gehry-designed museum, has retracted its call...


Gig Alert: Delfeayo Marsalis

Monday, October 24, 2011

Delfeayo Marsalis may be the lesser-known of the Marsalis jazz dynasty, but that doesn't mean he doesn't play a nasty trombone. He performs at Symphony Space on Monday night. Download...