Join us for communal singing as we learn from choral director and conductor Tesfa Wondemagegnehu as talks more about the unbeatable joy of singing together. Tesfa will also lead us in the art of communal music-making. If a gun-shy singer like me will attend, you have no reason to be scared.
Wrapping up this week with a picturesque mountain scene, moving music from a magical singer, and a map and haiku.
When Jews sing a niggun, Ethan Press writes, this wordless Jewish melody brings the singer into ecstatic union with the Divine.
During a Minnesota blizzard, Wangari Maathai left us with this song. May she rest in peace.
A Brooklyn-based musician makes peace with her father's indirect expressions of love.
Here's an improvisational exercise Bobby McFerrin shared with Krista that we'd like you to try. Listen to his easy instructions and try it. Tell us what you think.
Who doesn't love the remarkable and enduring Mavis Staples? And teaming up with Jeff Tweedy? Well, not me. Kick off your day with these two videos of them going acoustic in studio.
There are a few moments from behind the glass that stop us dead in our tracks — times during an interview when a wise voice creates a new opportunity to hear something differently. To challenge a conceit. To envelop the listener in the womb of silent storytelling and place one in a position of listening profundity.
Watch Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers sing a special song, since they say atheists don’t have any.
A must-watch performance. And, a rather heart-warming back story from the senior senator from Utah.
Music may document history as accurately as any text. Songs from Victor Jara, Mercedes Sosa, Calexico, The Clash, and Chuck Brodsky.
Sometimes it takes the Sounds of Blackness to deliver you from your thoughts.
But what about practicing yoga at home? A prescribed playlist German trains would love.