Music

Studio 89
12:00 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Studio 89 with Tracy Walker Combo

WNKU welcomes local singer-songwriter Tracy Walker  to Studio 89 on November 10th.

Seating is no longer available for tonight's Studio 89 but you can tune into WNKU tonight at 7pm to listen live! Be sure to check back tomorrow at noon for your opportunity to register for next week's Studio 89, or if you're a contributing member, look for an e-mail soon.  Remember, WNKU Members receive first priority for seating! 

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Michel Martin, Going There
3:19 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Carlos Santana: 'I Am A Reflection Of Your Light'

Carlos Santana visits NPR for an interview about his new memoir The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light.
Maggie Starbard NPR

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 6:10 am

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist Carlos Santana has won 10 Grammys and sold more than 100 million records. He has become one of the world's most celebrated musicians, a destiny that was difficult to imagine during his childhood in a small Mexican town. His father, also a musician, was Santana's first teacher, but he really learned his craft playing on the street and in strip clubs in Tijuana.

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Music Interviews
5:27 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

Reconnecting The Circuit Of Puerto Rican Identity Through Music

Miguel Zenón's new album is titled Identities Are Changeable.
Jimmy Katz Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 3:50 pm

New Yorkers of Puerto Rican descent are a diverse group. Some were born in Puerto Rico, some have never set foot on the island, and everyone else falls somewhere between.

But they do share a special identity, calling themselves "Nuyoricans." And when you look over the long list of notable Nuyoricans — everyone from Supreme Court Justice Sandra Sotomayor to Jennifer Lopez — it's kind of amazing how much they've contributed to American culture.

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Music Interviews
8:11 am
Sat November 1, 2014

After A Life Of Critiquing Other's Music, 'Sylvie' Makes Her Own Album

Originally published on Sat November 1, 2014 2:25 pm

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Music Interviews
5:21 am
Sat November 1, 2014

'It's A Bit Of A Gift': Yusuf Islam On His Break And Return To Music

Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, has a new album out titled Tell 'Em I'm Gone.
Danny Clinch Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 3:06 pm

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CD of the Month
12:00 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Trigger Hippy, "Trigger Hippy"

The CD of the Month for November comes to you from Trigger Hippy. It's titled "Trigger Hippy"

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Music Interviews
6:21 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

'Anything That Connects': A Conversation With Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's new album is titled 1989.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 6:43 pm

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Music Interviews
11:24 am
Fri October 31, 2014

In Conversation With George Clinton

George Clinton backstage at the Museum of the Moving Image, in Astoria, Queens, NYC.
NPR

Originally published on Sun November 16, 2014 12:36 pm

Earlier this week, the inimitable George Clinton sat for not one but two conversations about his work and where it comes from. First, he spoke with the host of NPR Music's R&B channel, Jason King, about soul music, swag and Kendrick Lamar.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
10:38 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Sun Ra Arkestra: Tiny Desk Concert

Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra perform at the Tiny Desk.
Claire Eggers NPR

Originally published on Fri November 7, 2014 11:48 am

Sun Ra was a big-band innovator, a pioneer of recording and playing with electronics, a poet, a cosmic philosopher, a bandleader and a keyboard innovator who claimed to be from Saturn. Herman Poole Blount would have turned 100 in 2014 had he not left us more than 20 years ago. But his spirit lives on, and so does his long-running band.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
9:36 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Banks: Tiny Desk Concert

James Clark NPR

Tiny Desk Concerts often require creative and logistical transformations, from electric bands going acoustic to big bands squashing into a tiny space to many players gathering around a single microphone. But the setting is particularly challenging for vocalists, especially those accustomed to heavy production, effects or — in the case of recent guest T-Pain — generous dollops of Auto-Tune.

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