NPR | Aug. 19, 2014 7:54 a.m.
The Shetland Islands, a cluster of rocks in the North Sea, is an unusual place. Wealthy from offshore oil, Shetlanders are yet wedded to ancient traditions. And they play the fiddle like no one else.
NPR | Aug. 19, 2014 5:27 a.m.
Preservationists are worried about troves of records stored on what was once considered a durable medium: the compact disc. Many discs can last for centuries — but most won't.
NPR | Aug. 15, 2014 6:43 a.m.
Deejays talk about it. Singers sing about it. Press conferences are broadcast live. Liberia's radio stations are devoting much of their airtime to spreading the word: Ebola is real.
OPB | Aug. 14, 2014 4:36 p.m.
The late street musician Kirk Reeves — one of Portland's most recognizable faces — inspires several public projects.
NPR | Aug. 12, 2014 11:17 a.m.
A traveler wins fans in an airport terminal — and online — by playing different versions of Beethoven's "Für Elise."
NPR | Aug. 11, 2014 5:51 p.m.
Korean pop music, or "K-pop," is gathering popularity in the U.S. There's no better place to see that on display than KCON, an annual K-pop festival in downtown Los Angeles.
NPR | Aug. 11, 2014 9:40 a.m.
"Tudo" is the latest album from Bebel Gilberto. She began singing at just seven years old, with her father, bossa nova great Joao Gilberto. And this latest album is an artful contribution to Bebel Gilberto's career and the lineage of Brazilian bossa nova.
NPR | Aug. 09, 2014 2:15 p.m.
A new study found that listening to music with heavy bass lines — think "We Will Rock You" and "In Da Club" — makes people feel more powerful.
OPB | Aug. 08, 2014 5:13 p.m.
Talks have produced a one-year extension. Symphony President Showalter says the deal paves the way for growth.
NPR | Aug. 07, 2014 7:10 a.m.
Code Switch recently wrote about the practice of using violent hip-hop lyrics as evidence in criminal cases. Now a New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled on that very issue.