FRESH AIR CELEBRATES JULY 4 WITH SOUL SINGER AL GREEN

Green's string of hits in the '70s include "Let's Stay Together" and "Love and Happiness." He later became an ordained minister, and...

Elvis songwriter Mike Stoller looks back on his hits

ELVIS SONGWRITER MIKE STOLLER LOOKS BACK ON HIS HITS

Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber wrote hit songs for Elvis, along with a whos-who of other artists including Big Mama Thornton, Ben E....

 
 
 

HOW RUSSIAN MUSICIANS ARE RAISING MONEY FOR UKRAINE

JetLAG bills itself as the largest festival of Russian, Slavic and East European musicians in the U.S. But its organizers almost canceled...

5 protest songs that have taken on new meaning post-Roe

5 PROTEST SONGS THAT HAVE TAKEN ON NEW MEANING POST-ROE

Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week, many have turned to music to express the emotion that has overwhelmed them...

 
 
 
It only makes sense that 'Running Up That Hill' is everywhere

IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THAT 'RUNNING UP THAT HILL' IS EVERYWHERE

This year's song of the summer comes to you from 1985.

BEYONCE? LIZZO? DRAKE? HERE ARE THE EARLY CONTENDERS FOR SONG OF THE SUMMER

What makes a song of the summer? And are there any early contenders for 2022? NPR Music's Stephen Thompson makes his predictions.

 
 
 

A NIECE REMEMBERS HER BELOVED UNCLE, LOST TO COVID, WITH ELVIS PRESLEY

Elida Lozano remembers her uncle, Gerald Thomas, who died of COVID-19 in December 2021. Thomas loved listening to music and encouraged...

PIANIST DAVID VIRELLES SHOWS OFF THE DEPTH AND BREADTH OF WHAT HE CAN DO ON 'NUNA'

Though he's been a New Yorker for over a decade, Virelles remains preoccupied with the rich, rhythmically charged music of his native...

 
 
 
Essential Voices USA: Tiny Desk Concert

ESSENTIAL VOICES USA: TINY DESK CONCERT

Watch a world premiere performance of choral songs built on texts from important Washington women, from Kamala Harris and Condoleezza...

Ondara, 'An Alien In Minneapolis'

ONDARA, 'AN ALIEN IN MINNEAPOLIS'

Ondara delivers a new sonic package that embraces both his intriguing voice and a unique accent that remains present when he sings....

 
 
 

R. KELLY, SENTENCED BY A COURT IN NEW YORK, STILL FACES CHARGES IN OTHER STATES

After decades of allegations, R&B superstar R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking and racketeering....

POST-ROE, A LOOK AT HOW OLD AND NEW PROTEST MUSIC REFLECTS POLITICAL MOMENTS

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with NPR music critic Ann Powers and music scholar Shana Redmond about how old and new protest music reflects...

 
 
 
Mo Willems' naked mole rats owe their rock 'n' roll sound to this composer

MO WILLEMS' NAKED MOLE RATS OWE THEIR ROCK 'N' ROLL SOUND TO THIS COMPOSER

Composer Deborah Wicks La Puma has written music for Mo Willems' famous Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie - and now for Naked Mole Rat Gets...

LINDA AYUPUKA, 'DAGUNA'

Ayupuka's turnt-up praise music feels equally at home in church aisles and on dance floors.

 
 
 
Jazz renegade Theo Croker returns to his Jacksonville roots

JAZZ RENEGADE THEO CROKER RETURNS TO HIS JACKSONVILLE ROOTS

Jazz Night hangs with trumpeter Theo Croker in Jacksonville, Fla., where he spent his teenage years, to revisit old mentors and hear...

ALEX G, 'RUNNER'

Among piano chords, murmurs and a single wail, Alex G gives us an unlikely summer anthem that reveals the seedy underbelly of the idyllic...

 
 
 
Usher: Tiny Desk Concert

USHER: TINY DESK CONCERT

The R&B goliath caps off our Black Music Month celebration, highlighting a catalog chock-full of hits spanning 25 years.

What did 1997 sound like? These albums have been around for 25 years

WHAT DID 1997 SOUND LIKE? THESE ALBUMS HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR 25 YEARS

Here at World Cafe , we're celebrating music that's been around for a quarter-century, including a landmark release from Radiohead,...

 
 
 
Heavy Rotation: Public Radio's Most Popular Songs of 2022

HEAVY ROTATION: PUBLIC RADIO'S MOST POPULAR SONGS OF 2022

Beach House and Mitski and Spoon, oh my! Here are the tracks public radio is spinning over and over this year. (Image credit: Photo...

RADIO MYSTERY: CANADIAN STATION PLAYS RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE SONG NONSTOP

Soft rock Kiss Radio played the song "Killing in the Name" over and over again. All listener requests were denied. And there was no...

 
 
 



SENSATION! PREMIERE! THE LIVE STREAM!

SENSATION! PREMIERE! THE LIVE STREAM! 19 April at 20:00(Atlanta,USA), at 3:00 (Moscow,Russia) the Transfer of the group "The show broadway group" ON the AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL... Read more ...

Law on local radio Freedom

Chuck Schumer U.S. senator Dear Mr. Gorbunov: Thank You for contacting me to Express your concern about S. Con.Res.6, the Law on local radio Freedom. While the local... Read more ...

The Hits Collection Igor Gorbunov

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Two from Lisbon's Phonogram Unit

Two from Lisbon's Phonogram Unit

Hyper.object - inter.independence José Lencastre - Common Ground By Stuart Broomer Phonogram Unit is a Lisbon musicians' label that over the past two years has released a... Read more ...

Letter From Martin Luther King Debating Use Of The “N Word” Up For Sale 

The letter from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was held in a private collection and is now reportedly on sale for almost $100,000. Read more ...

Smoke Scar Releases Nostalgic Album “U.P.S.E.T ”

Smoke Scare makes an effort to concentrate on many musical genres and sound effects, which helps him to think clearly when creating projects. Read more ...

Noirillusions Enlists Trippie Redd On Anticipated Single “Moving Forward”

This passion for years has garnered him massive success and momentum, where his single "Glock Box" became his most famous song. Read more ...

Beautiful Music Touches You Eternally - Marching On Song's James BLK Explains

Over the years, James BLK honed his skills, collaborating with other musicians, and listening to more songs to widen her horizons. Read more ...

Lil Uzi Vert Responds To Woman's Claims Phone He Threw At Wireless Festival...

A Lil Uzi Vert fan claimed she was left with a bleeding head wound after the rapper threw a phone into the crowd while performing. Read more ...

Macy Gray Labelled Transphobic After Claiming Surgery “Doesn't Make You A...

Macy Gray had social media divided after defining women as "a human being with boobs” and “a v ,” on Piers Morgan's new show. Read more ...

Highland Park Mass Shooting Suspect Taken Into Custody; An Aspiring Rapper...

The suspect in connection with the mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, was a rapper whose videos included depictions of mass murder. Read more ...

Natalie Grant - I Am Not Alone

Natalie Grant - I Am Not Alone

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John the Baptist is the True Christ

John the Baptist is the True Christ

Including the 1000-year-old Hymn to John the Baptist, arranged and performed by Richard Theisen using the ancient healing solfeggio frequencies Read more ...