Music

World Cafe
12:51 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Chris Smither On World Cafe

Chris Smither.
Jeff Fasano Courtesy of the artist

Bluesman, singer, and songwriter Chris Smither has been at it for 50 years. Still On The Levee, a new double-disc collection, honors that anniversary by having Smither revisit songs from all stages of his long career, re-recording them in his birthplace of New Orleans.

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Deceptive Cadence
12:45 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Watch A Sweet Little Butterfly Nearly Crush A Woman's Hopes And Dreams

Flutist Yukie Ota kept her cool at the Carl Nielsen Flute Competition yesterday in Odense, Denmark.
Odense Symphony

Originally published on Tue September 16, 2014 8:56 pm

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Front Row
12:40 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Front Row: First Aid Kit, 'My Silver Lining'

First Aid Kit performs live in Boston on June 8, 2014.
WGBH

First Aid Kit performed "My Silver Lining" live at Boston's Paradise Rock Club on June 8. The song is from First Aid Kit's third album, Stay Gold, released two days after this sold-out show was recorded for WGBH's Front Row Boston.

Find more from Front Row Boston at its website.

SET LIST

  • "My Silver Lining"

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All Songs Considered
12:01 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Gotta Know Mexico: A Mexican Music Puzzler

Couples dance in Vera Cruz, Mexico with government buildings decorated for Independence Day celebrations.
Mockford & Bonetti Getty Iimages

Today is Mexican Independence Day. On Sept. 16, 1810, the Grito de Dolores ("Cry of Dolores") was delivered in the town of Dolores near the city of Guanajuato, marking the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence that ended Spanish rule.

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Music Videos
9:03 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Shara Worden On Q2's 'Spaces'

Shara Worden.
Q2 Music

My Brightest Diamond's endlessly busy and enigmatic singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist is a dizzying blur of creativity. A one-time member of The Decemberists, Shara Worden has collaborated with David Lang, Sufjan Stevens, Matthew Barney, yMusic and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. She also recently completed You Us We All, a Baroque opera, and her new album as My Brightest Diamond, This Is My Hand, came out this week.

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Music
8:40 am
Tue September 16, 2014

The Miró Quartet & pianist Jon Kimura Parker on Performance Oklahoma

In the first hour of the fourth program of the OK Mozart broadcast series, Performance Oklahoma presents the third concert of the Festival 2014 Afternoon Chamber Music Series offered on June 11th 2014 and featuring the Miró Quartet and pianist Jon Kimura Parker in the String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op 74 (Harp) by Ludwig van Beethoven, and the Quintet for Piano and Strings in E-flat Major, Op 44 by Robert Schumann.  And in the second hour, the Miró Quartet play Beethoven's Quartet in C Major, Op 59, No. 3, both performances given at St.

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Mountain Stage
10:19 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Twin Forks On Mountain Stage

Twin Forks.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Tue September 16, 2014 11:03 am

Twin Forks appears on Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.Va. Led by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Chris Carrabba, Twin Forks was formed after his nearly two-decade run leading the emo-rock band Dashboard Confessional.

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Music
10:37 am
Mon September 15, 2014

The 2014 Americana Music Honors & Awards

First Listen
10:03 pm
Sun September 14, 2014

First Listen: GOAT, 'Commune'

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Music News
4:31 am
Sun September 14, 2014

The Nile Project: Producing Harmony In A Divided Region

A group of Nile Project musicians play together at the Ndere Cultural Centre, Kampala, Uganda in January 2013. Left to right: Dina El Wedidi, Dafaalla El Hag, Lawrence Okello, Kasiva Mutua.
Julie Caine

Originally published on Tue September 16, 2014 12:32 pm

In a quiet park in Kampala, Uganda, 14 musicians from seven East African countries sit together under a tree. They're working on an idea from Ugandan musician Lawrence Okello.

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