Jul 2, 2014 — And then perform a world premiere within just a few minutes? Watch the bliss-inducing results of this commission by NPR Music.
Jun 26, 2014 — From unlikely marriages (J-pop and metal? K-pop and hip-hop?) to a case of intoxicated ecstasy, five songs you can't miss hearing.
Jun 22, 2014 — What do you get when hundreds of musicians gather in Brooklyn to perform a joyful new song? Bliss. See photos from the event and watch a sneak peek of our Field Recording video.
Jun 19, 2014 — The Belgian pop artist took Europe by storm in 2009 with the song "Alors On Danse." Five years later, he hopes to ride a wave of new hits across the Atlantic.
Jun 11, 2014 — When some urban explorers invited the musical adventurers of a Moroccan-inspired band along on a mysterious road trip, we just had to come along. We wound up at an abandoned mine in upstate New York.
Jun 4, 2014 — NPR Music takes Mendoza and his band to a backyard in Austin for coffee and a brilliant mix of "indie mambo," cumbia, ranchera and psychedelia. From there, a little caffeine-fueled party breaks out.
May 29, 2014 — From feel-good anthems to the late Maya Angelou singing calypso (really!), here are five must-hear songs of the moment.
May 22, 2014 — Join NPR Music in Brooklyn on June 21 to play in a world premiere of a new song we commissioned from Sunny Jain, the founder of Red Baraat. Here's the music and information to get you practicing.
May 18, 2014 — Fela Kuti's youngest son brings the fury, funk and sweat of Afrobeat to bear down on financial corruption and other issues. Along the way, he finds grace, humor and plenty of good beats.
May 15, 2014 — We're inviting brass players, percussionists and the public to come play in a world premiere written by Red Baraat's Sunny Jain at the Brooklyn Public Library, as part of Make Music New York 2014.