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Podcasts & Shows
"A L'improviste" continue d'être le rendez-vous des musiques improvisées sur France Musique ! L'émission propose cette saison sur un format d'une heure : des concerts enregistrés sur les festivals de musique improvisée ainsi qu'à Radio France, des portraits d'improvisateurs, un coup de projecteur sur quelques labels de musique improvisée, des reportages réalisés au cours d'ateliers pédagogiques proposés par quelques improvisateurs confirmés. Jouer de la musique sans partition, c'est possible !
Trumpeter Dave Douglas leads conversations with significant jazz artists on music, composition, improvisation, and concerts. Guests include Henry Threadgill, Miles Okazaki, and John Zorn, among others. Free to all. Voted #3 podcast by the JazzTimes Magazine 2017 Critics' Poll.
Across the Blue Ridge focuses on the southern Blue Ridge area known as a hotbed of old-time, bluegrass, blues, and country music. Smart, irreverent, fun, serious, and entertaining, the program reaches far beyond, exploring distinctively American, southern music. Host Paul Brown is a former NPR newscaster and reporter who is also a prize-winning banjo picker, fiddle player, guitar player, singer, and storyteller.
Afropop Worldwide is a Peabody award-winning radio program launched in 1988 and online magazine dedicated to music from Africa and the African diaspora. Hosted by one of Africa’s best-loved broadcast personalities, Georges Collinet, and produced by Sean Barlow, the radio show is currently distributed by PRI Public Radio International to over 100 stations in the U.S., as well as stations in Europe and Africa. Listeners meet the leading stars as well as emerging artists.
Now in its 20th year on the air, American Routes explores the shared and individual musical threads that contribute to the great diversity of American culture, from blues to Cajun, Tejano to jazz, country to soul and all the stops in between. The program also presents documentary features and artist interviews. The songs and stories on American Routes describe both the community origins of our music, musicians and cultures (the “roots”) and the many directions they take over time.
Produced in the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock & roll, Beale Street Caravan covers the world with The Sounds of Memphis and the Delta region. Each week,our audience experiences the heartfelt sounds and colorful stories of Memphis music in intimate, live-in-concert performances. Beale Street Caravan, the most widely distributed blues radio program in the world, attracts more than 2.4 million listeners each week.
Discópolis se especializa los fines de semana en Jazz, el principal género musical del siglo XX mirando hacia el futuro. En esta nueva etapa se prima el jazz hecho en España, las novedades discográficas y el recuerdo de temas clásicos interpretados por las figuras mas carismáticas.
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