Field Recordings archive
Watch A Morning Walk With Sauti Sol
May 30, 2012 – The Afro-fusion quartet from Nairobi greets the Austin morning with a version of "Love or Leave."
Watch Debo Band: Ethiopian Funk On A Muggy Afternoon
May 16, 2012 – Debo Band gives a rousing performance at Joe's Crab Shack in Austin during South by Southwest 2012.
Watch Steve Coleman And The Invention Of New Languages WBGO
Watch Lee Fields: Early Morning Soul
April 18, 2012 – The veteran soul singer gives a passionate, stripped-down performance of "Still Hanging On."
Watch Amadou And Mariam: Finding Mali In Harlem
April 11, 2012 – Mali's breakout superstars perform an acoustic version of "Wily Kataso" at The Shrine in Harlem.
Watch Filastine And The Cathedral Of Junk
April 4, 2012 – The electronic artist brought his attitude, electronics and a cellist to a junkyard in Austin.
Watch Dry The River: An Oasis Of Calm Amid The Feedback
March 27, 2012 – Watch a stirring performance with swelling vocal harmonies, recorded during the frenzy of SXSW.
Watch Eric Harland And Avishai Cohen: Scrap Metal Improv
February 28, 2012 – Watch an impromptu duo improvisation from the most unorthodox of Newport Jazz Festival venues.
Watch Alisa Weilerstein: Playing Bach With The Fishes
February 16, 2012 – Weilerstein serenades the sea creatures at the National Aquarium in Baltimore with music by Bach.
Watch Mountain Man: A Choir Of Angels
February 2, 2012 – Standing amid old rubble, the Vermont trio performed an all-too-brief version of "Sewee Sewee."
Watch David Wax Museum: Folk Among The Ruins
January 12, 2012 – The band climbed through broken window frames to perform amid dilapidated ruins in Newport, R.I.
Watch Mantra: Post-Minimalist Percussion In Aisle 12
January 12, 2012 – A hardware store proved an ideal setting for a performance of Timber, written for six two-by-fours.