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Blues People
Bookmarks

Alex Abramovich recommends "Blues People: Negro Music in White America" by Leroi Jones, who later changed his name to Amiri Baraka.

Length: 
2:23
Playing jazz
Airdates: 
June 16, 2018
March 16, 2019

There's a new kind of music packing nightclubs with young fans. It's jazz — but not the sound of your grandparents' supper club. Infused with hip hop and other popular musical forms, jazz is being remade.More

Jeff Chang
Articles

Jeff Chang has long known that art can be a catalyst for social change. For Chang, a journalist and culture critic who’s written extensively about the political influence of hip-hop, artists play a pivotal role in helping society imagine new realities.

CC BY-SA 2.0
Airdates: 
April 14, 2018
March 09, 2019

Hip hop created a sound that changed music, art, fashion, and politics. What's next? Diplomacy? Journalism? Education? Philosophy?More

Patti Smith
Audio

Legendary poet and singer Patti Smith has two selves. On stage, she revels in collaborating with the people around her and creating a memorable performance. But she reveals a very different self in her memoir "M Train." 

Piano with sheet music
Audio

Julian Barnes discusses composer Dmitri Shostakovich and his bully - Joseph Stalin.

Length: 
10:57

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