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Deceptive Cadence
8:03 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Distinctive Voices: Three Must-Hear Violin Albums

Three of today's most fascinating violinists have new albums, including Augustin Hadelich, who pairs off with Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas.
Rosalie O'Connor Avie Records

Originally published on Mon February 17, 2014 9:01 am

The violin, though centuries old, remains a popular yet remarkably unwieldy instrument. Just squeezing the contraption between your chin and shoulder, then raising your bow arm to the proper height, is enough to induce a pinched nerve. Yet every day countless numbers of people try to make the instrument sing.

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Wednesdays Become Eclectic
6:29 am
Tue June 18, 2013

KCRW Presents: TOKiMONSTA

TOKiMONSTA (right) performed on KCRW with vocalists Gavin Turek and MNDR on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Larry Hirshowitz KCRW

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 2:57 pm

Jennifer Lee, also known as TOKiMONSTA, has discovered her own sound within a niche genre: Her beat-making ability and spaced-out, experimental form of dance music has won her favor with L.A. production royalty Flying Lotus and the Brainfeeder camp. Recently, she and labelmate MNDR visited Morning Becomes Eclectic and played "Go With It" from her new album, Half Shadows.

Watch the entire session by TOKiMONSTA at KCRW.com.

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Parallels
2:07 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Libyan Radio Station Promotes Democracy, One Rap At A Time

Libyan presenters work at the studio of Radio Zone in Tripoli, Libya, in 2012. The radio station's owners hope to teach a new generation about democracy.
Mahmud Turkia AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 12:52 pm

Many of the militia fighters who rose up and ousted former dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011 have refused to lay down their arms and are still challenging the post-revolutionary government.

Yet the militias are facing a challenge of their own. They now come under verbal attack on one of Libya's newest radio stations, Radio Zone.

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All Songs Considered
3:33 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Guest DJ: Daft Punk On The Music That Inspired 'Random Access Memories'

Daft Punk's latest album is Random Access Memories, the duo's first record since 2005
David Black Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 1:29 pm

  • Listen To Daft Punk Speak About Their Favorite Songs

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All Tech Considered
1:41 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Digital Scrapbook Collects Rock-Star Authors' Memories

Mitch Albom is famous for writing heartwarming best-sellers like Tuesdays With Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven. As a member of The Rock Bottom Remainders, he plays keyboard and shows off his Elvis impression.
Mike Medeiros Courtesy of Coliloquy

Part of an occasional series of e-book reviews, co-produced by NPR Books and All Tech Considered, focusing on creative combinations of technology and literature.

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