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Disturb This Groove: What Is The Legacy Of Soul Music?

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 08:00:14 -0400

Recent questions about R&B, covers, karaoke and cultural appropriation that were ignited by an offhand comment about Bruno Mars made by Meshell Ndegeocello get a workout in the bassist's new album.

Chad Lawson Wants To Revive Piano For The 'Spotify Generation'

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 07:27:36 -0400

Lawson's new album Re:Piano aims to change perceptions of the piano by fusing it with digital filters, loops and effects.

Ravyn Lenae's Music Honors The Merry-Go-Round Of Love

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 07:27:36 -0400

The singer's Crush EP is about the good and bad parts of first love.

Sunflower Bean On World Cafe

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:37:10 -0400

This three piece band has already been crowned by many as the hardest working band in New York.

Margo Price Sings About The Heartache And Beauty Of Small-Town America

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:27:45 -0400

Growing up in Aledo, Ill., Price longed to live somewhere "more romantic." When she moved away, her outlook changed: "Now, when I go back, I see the beauty in it." Originally broadcast Nov. 22, 2017.

Are Kanye West And Michael Scott From 'The Office' The Same Person? Yes.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:04:01 -0400

The Internet has a great way of merging pieces of pop culture that may seem disparate — to wit, one Kanye West fan is using scenes from the hit NBC comedy to review the Chicago rapper's discography.

More Tiny Desk Contest Entries We Love

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:00:00 -0400

Just ahead of our entry deadline this coming Sunday, we're sharing more Tiny Desk Contest entries that grabbed our attention.

Watch WebsterX Get The Crowd Jumping On "Until I"

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:49:35 -0400

The Milwaukee rapper is an arts activist involved in community engagement. The NPR Slingshot artist's charisma and passion paints his high-energy performance.

Who We Found In Austin: The Marías, Liniker, Combo Chimbita And More

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:38:00 -0400

The music featured on this week's show expands the notion of just what is Latin music.

Watch Superorganism Perform 'Something For Your M.I.N.D.' At A Mini-Golf Course

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:00:13 -0400

In between sets at SXSW, including our showcase at Stubb's BBQ, Superorganism stopped by Peter Pan Mini-Golf in Austin to perform their found-sound heavy hit.

Watch Kansas City's Hembree Layer Up An All-Out Jam

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:58:00 -0400

The relatively new band, selected for our Slingshot program, knows how to start small and end big. "Had It All" takes a looping pop riff and ramps it up to an all-out rock jam.

Earma Thompson On Piano Jazz

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:46:36 -0400

She was a mainstay on the Chicago jazz scene for over 50 years before releasing an album as a bandleader herself. On this 2005 episode of Piano Jazz, the pianist performs tracks off Just In Time.

Jane Bunnett And Maqueque: The New Queens of Afro-Cuban Jazz

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:02:00 -0400

Canadian saxophonist and flutist Jane Bunnett has dedicated her life to Cuban music. Her latest project is Maqueque, an all-female band of young Cuban artists blending folkloric grooves and jazz.

Roxanne Shante Smells Her Flowers With 'Roxanne Roxanne' Biopic

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:01:00 -0400

The new Netflix film chronicles the rapper's early career.

Songs We Love: Debussy, 'La Plus Que Lente'

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:00:00 -0400

Marking the 100th anniversary of the visionary composer's death, hear Debussy play his own music on a 1913 piano roll.