Known for his seamless blend of rap, rock-tinted reggae and his devout Jewish faith, Matisyahu’s music is decidedly unique. More music and interview HERE
A World Apärt: 24-Hour Arvo Pärt Marathon
On Saturday, May 24, Q2 Music presents A World Apärt – a sonic celebration of the music of Arvo Pärt, one of the most revolutionary and recognizable voices of the 21st century.
Here is Anne Akiko Meyers with her Vieuxtemps Guarneri — the most expensive violin in the world! Meyers was here to play for our sister station WQXR. Read more and watch the performance HERE
Listen now to Caetano Veloso’s ‘Abraçaço’ right now!
Hear the new album from the Tropicalia pioneer in its entirety and download the song “A Bossa Nova E Foda” until March 25.
Pete Seeger and Lee Hays perform: “Lolly Too Dum” “Devil and the Farmer’s Wife (Fa Da Ing Ing)” Two records played by Andrew Rowan Summers who sings and plays the dulcimer, first Wild Boar. Back in the studio Hays and Seeger perform “Ain’t That Bad” “Risseldy, Rosseldy” “Darby’s Ram” The second Andrew Rowan Summers song is played, “The Hangman’s Tree.” Hays and Seeger …
Neneh Cherry of 1988’s “Buffalo Stance” fame stopped by Studio 360 to give an exclusive live performance of two songs from her new Four Tet-produced album, Blank Project.
Leonard’s Christmas Gospel Show
Leonard Lopate hosts a two-hour gospel special, with favorite Christmas songs from gospel greats Mahalia Jackson, Marion Williams, Mme. Edmond Cook, and Alex Bradford, and others.
Thanks to our neighbors WQXR, we were treated to this rollicking rendition of Jingle Bells by the German vocal group Calmus Ensemble Leipzig yesterday morning!
Can’t get enough holiday music? Our friends over at WQXR are bringing the Christmas spirit with the return of their annual all-classical holiday channel.
All day, all night, through January 6: continuous seasonal music, 24/7.
Barnburners: Teen Daze — a.k.a. the Vancouver, British Columbia-based electronic musician and producer Jamison — visits walks around the grounds and the woods, transforms the barn into a lovely performance space and plays a set of spacious synth-driven songs.
Most of the members of The Districts only just graduated high school a few months ago, but already the young band is on the verge of signing to a major indie label. More
Meanwhile, over at WQXR…..
Watch Moby perform “The Perfect Life” (with impromptu choir— and a baby!) live in the Soundcheck studio.
WAKE UP!!! Kid Koala performs live in the Soundcheck studio with Deltron 3030. Hear the interview and the whole set here: Soundcheck.org