Peru's Novalima infuses the Afro-Peruvian landó of Susana Baca's music with electronica.
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February 7, 2014 It is impossible to separate Latin music from its African roots. And what would be the point in trying? Meet some artists who are mashing and mixing African and Latin musical traditions in new and unexpected ways.
Looking for your new favorite messenger bag? We've got you covered with this NPR Timbuk2 bag. It's available in the NPR Shop: http://n.pr/18qxFF9
December 17, 2013 All month, we've been highlighting some of our favorite NPR Shop products that might find a nice home on your holiday gift list, and now you can find them all in one place - our online catalog. To receive your purchases by Dec. 25 with standard shipping, get orders in by Wed., Dec. 18.
December 4, 2013 We've got some holiday shopping ideas for you! We'll post some of our favorite NPR Shop products to the @NPR Twitter account and This is NPR Facebook page. While we won't try to claim this as a one-stop-shop, we can promise that these gift ideas aren't just for the hard-core public radio junkie.
November 21, 2013 Need your weekly dance mix fix? Look no further than Metropolis, a live, two-hour electronic music show hosted by DJ Jason Bentley, an industry leader and fearless champion of discovering beasts that get your feet moving.
If the NPR interns had a band, this would be the cover of our first EP.
November 12, 2013 NPR can seem like an overwhelming place for us interns looking to make a career in public radio, but it's easy to feel comfortable here. Fall 2013 interns collected insights and photos from their encounters with some of NPR's biggest and most welcoming stars - and these are their stories.
Click to see an interactive map of Meriden, N.H., with stories from Okkervil River's Will Sheff about his childhood there.
August 28, 2013 The world you inhabit as a teenager has a way of digging its claws into you. Hear All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton talk about the universal themes on Okkervil River's new album.
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August 13, 2013 NPR Music amped up festival-goers with some public radio-inspired ink at the Newport Folk Festival this year.
July 8, 2013 Coco O and Robin Hannibal make up the Danish duo Quadron. They were introduced to each other as teenagers by a mutual friend because they both love 70s soul music. Coco O. came in to talk to NPR Host Rachel Martin about their new album Avalanche. On her way, out, Coco showed us some stylish love.
OK Go lead singer Damian Kulash belts lyrics from the band's song "All Is Not Lost" on the flat bed of a moving truck.
June 3, 2013 NPR staff put together an array of fun projects around our move to the new HQ - both in tribute to the old building and to good, old-fashioned fun too. One of these projects involved a bit more star power and production than the rest - an epic, documentary-style Tiny Desk Concert with OK Go.
Screenshot from Apple's "Photos Every Day" iPhone 5 ad picturing a scene from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs performing at NPR Music's SXSW 2013 Stubbs Showcase.
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May 30, 2013 That's right folks, while you were busy dancing your face off at the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' sole SXSW performance this year (or perhaps from the safety of someplace more private), Apple was capturing footage for their new iPhone 5 ad. Watch for us around 25 seconds into the video.
@tinydesk Bikes with mics. Bob Boilen, KEXP's Kevin Cole and Robin Hilton at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop and a live Broadcast #sxsw
Bob Boilen via Instagram
March 20, 2013 NPR was at SXSW last week, while the rest of us kept tabs on music and tech happenings online and in social media. Check out photos from the sights and shows in Austin, and see press coverage of NPR activities at the conference.
March 14, 2013 Composer and producer Adrian Younge spoke with Fresh Air Host Terry Gross about his new albums, his influences, and why soul music and film scores are so similar. See him show off his latest collaboration too - Younge ft. NPR love.
January 8, 2013 R&B singer Miguel saved some love for NPR during a visit to our headquarters. There he played a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR Music and shared his story with Tell Me More Host Michel Martin.
Take a photo tour of the Tiny Desk in the slideshow below, with stories and descriptions of the souvenirs and items adorning the performance space from members of the NPR Music team.
December 3, 2012 You can immediately recognize where in the world a musician is standing when you see the tightly packed wooden shelves in the background of NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts. Take a tour of NPR Music's performance stage and check out the stories behind these relics.
The design of the NPR Music site at its launch in 2008.
November 9, 2012 To mark NPR Music's "Wooden Anniversary," we put together an unofficial NPR Music Anthology of five special moments in its history. From its roots as a online show to the NPR Music we know today, each of the events was at the time a landmark achievement and in some cases set the industry standard.
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