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DJ Sessions
July 2, 2015 3 Comments

DJ Session: Sounds For The Holiday Weekend

KCRW’s Anthony Valadez recommends a playlist for your July 4th celebration, including a track from Philly neo-soul artist Bilal.

June 24, 2015 4 Comments

DJ Session: Mariachi

Cynthia Munoz, an expert on all things mariachi, shares examples of the genre’s range, including 13-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz.

June 17, 2015 2 Comments

DJ Session: From Summertime Pop To Brooding Electronica

Travis Holcombe of KCRW shares a playlist including a Jamie xx song that’s “my favorite track on my favorite album of the year so far.”

June 10, 2015 5 Comments

DJ Session: African-American Classical Musicians

WQXR’s Terrance McKnight shares performances from Jeff Scott, Tahirah Whittington and Jason Moran.

June 3, 2015 5 Comments

DJ Sessions: What Outer Space Might Sound Like

KCRW’s Mario Cotto shares his cosmic-themed playlist, headlined by European DJs Daniele Baldelli and Jose Padilla.

May 28, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: ‘Crunkadelic Funk’ And Beyond

WUKY’s DeBraun Thomas shares his favorite funky and soulful tracks, from Betty Davis to Mark Ronson.

May 19, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: From Gypsy Funk To A 12-Year-Old Jazz Pianist

KCRW’s Tom Schnabel joins us to share some of the music he’s listening to from around the world.

May 6, 2015 2 Comments

DJ Session: From Afro-Cuban Funk To A Michael Jackson Salsa Tribute

DJ Luis “Speedy” Gonzalez shares new Latin sounds, including Tony Succar, Nils Fischer, PALO! and Federico Britos.

April 23, 2015 3 Comments

DJ Sessions: New Sounds From Canada To Sweden

KCRW’s Chris Douridas introduces us to new songs by Doldrums, Grace, Pale Honey, Jamie Scott and Bombadil.

April 17, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: Swing And Vintage Jazz

Rob Bamberger, longtime host of “Hot Jazz Saturday Night” on WAMU, brings us sounds from Jelly Roll Morton to Artie Shaw.

April 8, 2015 7 Comments

DJ Sessions: Hawaiian Sounds, From Jesse Kalima To Nohelani Cypriano

Colett Welch, host of “Ho’onanea” on KKCR community radio in Hanalei, Hawaii, shares some of her favorite Hawaiian music.

March 31, 2015 2 Comments

DJ Sessions: Beyond Kendrick Lamar

KCRW’s Anthony Valadez shares new jazz and rap selections, including Kamasi Washington (pictured) and DJ Khalab.

March 25, 2015 4 Comments

DJ Sessions: Opera Greats Past And Present

Peter Van de Graaf shares some of his favorites, from the late German tenor Fritz Wunderlich to American soprano Renee Fleming.

March 19, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: Sam Cooke Fans – Listen Up

KCRW’s Aaron Byrd shares new songs from a number of artists, including from Leon Bridges.

February 25, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: New Music From Nashville

For this week’s DJ Session, Marcia Campbell shares songs from Teea Goans, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Earls of Leicester.

February 19, 2015 2 Comments

DJ Sessions: From Toro Y Moi To Father John Misty

Raul Campos of KCRW brings us a new playlist, including New York producer Emile Haynie and Mexican electropop group Kinky.

February 12, 2015 7 Comments

DJ Sessions: Fusing Jazz, Classical And Roots

Julie Lavender, a jazz musician and host of Dream Farm Radio, shares new favorites from Mark Shilansky and The Fretful Porcupine.

February 5, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: From Bjork To Bruno Mars

Travis Holcombe of KCRW shares some of his favorite new music of the year, including “Uptown Funk” and “Lionsong” off Bjork’s new album.

January 22, 2015 Comment

DJ Sessions: Jazz That’s Unearthed And Reinvented

Bo Leibowitz of KCRW shares sounds from a newly discovered recording of John Coltrane, to a new take on a Duke Ellington standard.

January 13, 2015 6 Comments

DJ Sessions: From Traditional To Virtual Choirs

Classical Minnesota Public Radio DJ Steve Staruch shares a range of choral music, from the traditional to the digital.

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July 6 31 Comments

Andrew Bacevich On Iraq, ISIS

Is the recent surge of ISIS tied to decisions made by Barack Obama?

July 6 5 Comments

The Rise Of The MP3 And The Fall Of The CD

Stephen Witt discusses his book "How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, The Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Privacy."

July 3 Comment

Kids Books Feature Famous Figures As Children

Brad Meltzer is known for his political thrillers, but he also writes kids books about real-life people like Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.

July 3 Comment

Not Your Typical Summer Reading List

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer and Cleveland poet and bookstore owner R. A. Washington share their picks.