Revisiting an archival interview with the late Louisiana songwriter.
An opera nominated for a Latin Grammy explores Mexico’s current political climate. It’s based on a fictional bandida who continues to inspire fear and admiration along the border.
Watch a great little TED-Ed video that lays out the scientific evidence.
How about some good — even great — news from American orchestras? Today and tomorrow, four of the country’s biggest ensembles are playing world premieres by prominent composers.
A big band from Brazil has developed a unique, jazz-influenced take on a holiday tradition. Maestro Spok and his 17-piece crew present an adventurous program at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
While the Nazis may have used the children’s opera Brundibár as a propaganda tool, it also was a symbol of hope for the children who performed it. It is now a way to remember profound loss.
The young band, led by Grammy-nominated fiddler Louis Michot and zydeco accordionist Corey Ledet, fuses Cajun and Creole sounds in a wild, boundary-blurring mix.
Jazz’s highest-profile competition recently crowned a new victor in a star-studded gala. But for the Thelonious Monk Institute, competition is only a small part of its desire to be back out West.
“All this was community,” BeauSoleil’s Michael Doucet says. “This was not meant for the world, in a sense. It was just for the community to get together and have a good time and share.”
The composer and singer describes her own sound as “folk music from another planet.” Q2 visits the Tribeca loft that’s been home to Monk’s white-hot creative energies for more than 40 years.