Skip Navigation
NPR News
California duo Poolside. (Courtesy of the artist)

Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Aug 21, 2012

Share this


Explore this

Reported by

This month's installment of Heavy Rotation demonstrates the breadth of music played on public radio stations every day. Hip-hop, electronica, contemporary classical, Cuban jazz, blues rock — it's a truly eclectic mix.

WBGO's new digital channel The Jazz Bee features jazz musicians from every corner of the genre, and its selection of Cuban pianist Omar Sosa's smooth yet surprising "S'Inguldu" is a great example of its adventurous programming. Q2 — WQXR's contemporary classical music channel — picked the transfixing piano playing of Lisa Moore, who recently recorded Donnacha Dennehy's piece "Stainless Staining." KEXP is playing a passionate confessional by Seattle rapper Raz called "They'll Speak" — its closing lyrics "They'll speak if you don't" are certainly words to live by. KCRW's pick of Poolside's downtempo "Next To You" practically screams "From LA, with love." And WGLT in Illinois highlights a local favorite, a bluesy exercise from 17-year-old guitarist Matthew Curry called "If I Don't Got You."

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Missing some content? Check the source: NPR
Copyright(c) 2014, NPR

Visitor comments

on:

NCPR is supported by:

This is a Visitor-Supported website.