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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500Various music styles, from singer-songwriters to dance music to hip-hop, emerged over the many years of Fidel Castro's rule in Cuba.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:35 -0500Composer J.J. Wright combines sacred music with jazz for a project based on texts and melodies of Advent. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to him from Rome where he now interns with the Sistine Chapel Choir.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:35 -0500Saariaho isn't the first woman composer to stage an opera at New York's Metropolitan Opera — just the first in more than a century. Her opera, L'Amour de Loin, has its New York premiere this week.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:00:16 -0500Compare the songs on the Stones' new covers album, Blue & Lonesome, to the original recordings.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500Jazz Night in America host Christian McBride honors Bobby Hutcherson, Toots Thielemens and Victor Bailey, three prominent jazz musicians who passed away this year.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:28:21 -0500D'Ambrosio — a vocalist, pianist, visual artist, composer and teacher — joined Marian McPartland in 1994.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:00:00 -0500The Vampire Weekend drummer has a new solo project called Dams of the West. "Tell The Truth" is the second single off Youngish American, due out early next year.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0500There's a confessional quality to the songs of Pinegrove that feels reassuring. Watch the New Jersey band squeeze four songs into a scrappy, warmhearted 13-minute set.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:15 -0500"I didn't set out to write any of this stuff. It was kind of just what was eating at me," lead singer Patterson Hood says of the politically charged songs on the Truckers' latest album.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:34:00 -0500Librettist Gene Scheer says the drama of George Bailey's life is "an operatic story." So he, along with composer Jake Heggie, turned It's a Wonderful Life into an opera.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:51:23 -0500It's a pop-culture phenomenon: The people of Mexico love Morrissey. A lot. Hear a set from the band that's giving the Smiths singer's music a Latin makeover.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:30:42 -0500Halvorson, a prolific jazz guitarist, plays with harmonies and melodies as she leads an eight-piece band on her new album. Critic Kevin Whitehead calls Away With You "richer than ever."
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:47:14 -0500Hear the Irish band play its mix of swing, soul and banjo live onstage in West Virginia.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:00:15 -0500The Irish art pop musician showcases her singular aesthetic in a live performance for KCRW.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:15:00 -0500The Antlers' singer discusses coming back to music after temporarily losing his hearing and how that's changed his sound.