Favorite Sessions
2:03 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

KCRW Presents: Mexican Institute Of Sound

Mexican Institute of Sound performs live on KCRW.
Larry Hirshowitz KCRW

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 2:38 pm

Camilo Lara is the producer and DJ behind one of Mexico City's most unusual emerging sounds. Lara's band Mexican Institute of Sound blends traditional folk tunes with modern electronica and hip-hop beats, making it a trendsetter for a new and vibrant style of music.

12:25 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Beethoven Symphony No. 7: 'Epic Growing Majesty'

Originally published on Sun January 27, 2013 10:03 am



We want to turn now to a regular feature we call In Your Ear. That's where our guests tell us about the songs that inspire them. Today we hear from Peter Ramsey. He directed "Rise of the Guardians," which earned a Golden Globe nomination this year for Best Animated Film. "Rise of the Guardians" also made him the first African-American director of a big budget computer-generated animation film. And here he is sharing some of his favorite tunes.

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12:17 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

It's A Trap! 7 New Songs That Will Capture You

Watcha Clan lead singer Sista K.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 11:19 am

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The Record
11:12 am
Thu January 24, 2013

How Music Transforms The Silver Screen

On her new album, Petra Goes To The Movies, Petra Haden recreates movie themes using densely layered arrangements of her own voice.
Steven Perilloux Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu January 24, 2013 1:47 pm

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Mountain Stage
9:53 am
Thu January 24, 2013

NewFound Road On Mountain Stage

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

One of the biggest young bluegrass acts of the new millennium, NewFound Road makes its first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College.

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Music Interviews
2:01 am
Thu January 24, 2013

The 'True Story' Inside Aaron Neville's Doo-Wop World

Aaron Neville's latest album, My True Story, is a collection of the doo-wop songs he grew up singing in New Orleans.
Sarah A. Friedman Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu January 24, 2013 1:19 pm

At 72, the prince of R&B has reverted to childhood. Aaron Neville has a new album called My True Story, and it's a collection of the songs he sang growing up in the projects of New Orleans in the 1950s and '60s, back when doo-wop was king.

"I've been into every doo-wop there is," Neville says. "I think I went to the university of doo-wop-ology."

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World Cafe
4:14 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Tanlines On World Cafe

Ben Rayner Courtesy of the artist

Tanlines has been turning heads since its formation in 2008. Eric Emm and Jesse Cohen make up the Brooklyn-based duo, who met while working on a song for Cohen's other band, the dance-punk group Professor Murder.

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Deceptive Cadence
2:55 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Back Off The Bach To Drive Safely

A new study claims that listening to classical music makes for unsafe driving.

Originally published on Thu January 24, 2013 12:54 pm

Researchers in London claim that listening to classical music makes for unsafe driving — in fact, that it caused more erratic driving than hip-hop, heavy metal or not listening to music at all.

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Classics in Concert
1:04 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Reneé Fleming And Susan Graham At Carnegie Hall

Reneé Fleming (right) and Susan Graham — two "cheerful Americans" often mistaken for each other — are planning an intimate evening of French song.
Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 10:05 am

No one would mistake Carnegie Hall's grand 2,800-seat Isaac Stern Auditorium for a cozy Parisian salon. But soprano Reneé Fleming and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham will do their best to conjure such an intimate space Sunday at 8 p.m. ET as they present an evening of French songs, webcast live on this page and at WQXR.

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Thistle and Shamrock
11:36 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Thistle And Shamrock: Celtic Piano

Antoni O'Breskey
Courtesy of the artist

Antoni O'Breskey, Micháel Ó Súilleabháin headline an hour of Celtic piano music.

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