Music | World

Rap City: Sweat, Hope & Hip-Hop In Dakar

NPR | April 25, 2015 11:30 a.m.

Around the world, hip-hop gives a voice to the voiceless. Our photo essay spotlights rappers in Senegal, who shout out their frustrations about living in poverty and their dreams of a better future.

Arts | Music | World

The Nearly Lost Story Of Cambodian Rock 'N' Roll

NPR | April 22, 2015 6:25 p.m.

Before the Khmer Rouge regime, a thriving pop and rock scene adapted Western music.

Entertainment | Music | Economy

Miss Piggy Has One. Marilyn Monroe Has One. Why Can't Selena Have One?

NPR | April 20, 2015 8 a.m.

Thirty thousand Selena fans are begging M·A·C Cosmetics to do a Selena-inspired line. But the backstory here is way bigger than makeup.

Arts | Music | World | Nation

In 'Song Of Lahore,' A Race To Revive Pakistani Classical Music

NPR | April 20, 2015 7:23 a.m.

In 1977, classical music virtually died in Pakistan when the government banned live concerts. Seven musicians are working to bring the art back, and a film premiering Saturday documents their quest.

Education | Music

Howard Seniors Look Back On The Soundtrack To Their College Years

NPR | April 19, 2015 8 a.m.

As graduation nears, the four students of The Howard Project share the songs that have carried them through the past four years — from "He Has His Hands On You" to India.Arie's "Beautiful Surprise."

Technology | Business | Music

Solving The Vinyl Comeback's Big Problem, One Antique Machine At A Time

NPR | April 17, 2015 1:35 p.m.

Want to make a new vinyl record? Get in line.

Music | Nation

Soul Singer Percy Sledge Dies

NPR | April 14, 2015 4:06 p.m.

The singer is perhaps best known for his hit "When A Man Loves A Woman." Sledge was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

Arts | Entertainment | Music | World

How Asian-Americans Found A Home In The World Of K-Pop

NPR | April 14, 2015 5:33 a.m.

For all the unique "Asian-ness" of K-pop, many of its stars are American-born and raised. And now that K-pop's gone global, Asian-American artists are more at home than ever.

Music | local | News | OPB News Blog

Journey Drummer Donates $10,000 To Albany Music Program After Fire

OPB | April 2, 2015 10:09 a.m. | Portland

While band Journey takes a three-week break, drummer Deen Castronovo plans to hand deliver a $10,000 check to go toward South Albany High School's music program after a devastating fire.

Music | Nation

Musician Joni Mitchell Is 'Awake And In Good Spirits' In Intensive Care

NPR | April 1, 2015 8:04 a.m.

After being found found unconscious in her home Tuesday afternoon, folk music icon Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Los Angeles.