Singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens is the first to admit she’s big into history, and in particular the history of the South and the Civil War.
Amongst the smells of medicine and sounds of hospital equipment, four year old Allistaire escapes to a sense of normalcy, playing with instruments and enjoying music just as she does at home. Continue reading
The northern part of Mali, in West Africa, has come under attack repeatedly since 2012, when al-Qaida linked militants seized two-thirds of the country. Today, as U.N.-led peace talks progress, Mali’s artists and scholars are joining in the fight for reconciliation and the preservation of the music, art and scholarship at the heart of their country. Continue reading
After their final show in Brazil in 2011, Sonic Youth was no more. And so was the 27-year marriage between the band’s co-founders, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore. Continue reading
Sevylla del Mazo is a music teacher and founder of Roots & Rhythms, an after-school program that teaches drumming to underserved, bilingual students. Continue reading
2014’s mega summer hit, ‘Am I Wrong’, by Norwegian pop duo Nico & Vinz almost didn’t make it as a single. In fact, they didn’t think the song would be a success at all. Continue reading
Sleater-Kinney, the iconic punk-rock trio, talk about how they kept their new album, “No CIties to Love” a secret for nearly two years. Continue reading
Allah-Las play “Better Than Mine” from their new album “Worship the Sun” in the KEXP studio. Continue reading