April 30, 2007
Anna Christopher, NPR
 |  Jennifer Houlihan, WNYC


Concert Streamed Live; Also Available For Download
As NPR Music All Songs Considered Podcast at www.NPR.org/allsongs

April 30, 2007; Washington, D.C. and New York, NY – NPR Music and WNYC, New York Public Radio will offer a special live online concert of Icelandic singer Björk’s sold-out performance from the United Palace in New York City on Saturday, May 5 beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET. The concert will be streamed live at www.NPR.org/music, and will also be available for download as the NPR Music All Songs Considered podcast at www.NPR.org/allsongs. NPR Music All Songs Considered’s Bob Boilen and Jad Abumrad, host and producer of Radio Lab, will co-host the online concert.

WNYC will present an encore broadcast of Björk’s performance from the United Palace on Monday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. ET on 93.9FM and via a live webstream at www.WNYC.org. NPR Music and WNYC will make this special radio broadcast available to NPR Member stations.

On her new album, Volta, Björk explores the current state of the world through eclectic rhythms and tribal beats. Björk will be joined by African collective Konono No. 1 during her performance from the United Palace.

NPR Music’s hit audio webcasts, produced by the popular online music program All Songs Considered, launched in January 2005 and have featured more than 100 live events to date. The concerts have showcased an eclectic group of performers, including The Decemberists, The Arcade Fire, Nellie McKay, The White Stripes, Ray Lamontagne, James Brown, Iggy Pop and the Stooges and Lucinda Williams, among many others. For information on upcoming concerts and to hear archived concerts, visit www.NPR.org/liveconcerts.

On air and online, NPR Music features reports, interviews and performances by outstanding artists in all music genres. The online-only weekly program and top-rated podcast All Songs Considered offers an eclectic music mix and has featured such celebrity guest DJs as Lily Allen, Conor Oberst, and film director John Waters. The podcast “Open Mic” features a wide-ranging mix of independent, unsigned or self-produced artists. The NPR.org Podcast Directory includes more than 30 music-related titles produced by NPR and Member stations from around the country: www.NPR.org/podcasts.

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