Music

Beatles '64: D.C.'s Time In The Rock And Roll Spotlight

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

On Feb. 11, 1964, Washington, D.C. was thrown into the center of the musical universe when the Beatles played their first North American concert right in the heart of Washington, D.C.

Tom Paxton: A Musical Tribute To Pete Seeger

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 1:43 p.m.

Legendary singer, songwriter and activist Pete Seeger died Monday at age 94. Grammy Award-winning musician Tom Paxton joins Kojo for a musical tribute and a look at Seeger's enduring impact on American music and politics.

Rob Kapilow: Music Traditions And The Holidays (Rebroadcast)

Wednesday, Dec 25, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

"What Makes It Great" creator Rob Kapilow joins Kojo to explore how tradition shapes how composers write holiday music, and how we hear it.

Rob Kapilow: Music Traditions And The Holidays

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

"What Makes It Great" creator Rob Kapilow joins Kojo to explore how tradition shapes how composers write holiday music, and how we hear it.

Flory Jagoda And Trio Sefardi

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the sounds of Sephardic music with acclaimed singer and composer Flory Jagoda and members of the early music group, Trio Sefardi.

"Woody Sez": A Musical On The Life Of Woody Guthrie

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013 at 1:23 p.m.

Woody Guthrie's folk anthems are iconic American music. We learn about a new musical, now at Theater J, that explores Guthrie's life and music.

Terry Teachout: "Duke: A Life Of Duke Ellington" (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Wall Street Journal critic and author Terry Teachout joins Kojo to discuss the story behind the acclaimed American composer and his unusual process of composing.

Inescapable Melodies: The Legacy Of Video Game Music

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Some of the most memorable melodies of the past few decades came not from the pop charts but from video games.

Terry Teachout: "Duke: A Life Of Duke Ellington"

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Wall Street Journal critic and author Terry Teachout joins Kojo to discuss the story behind the acclaimed American composer and his unusual process of composing.

Marin Alsop At Home And Abroad

Monday, Nov 4, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Conductor Marin Alsop leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Kojo talks with Alsop about upcoming concerts close to home and her forays onto the international stage.

Sandra Boynton: "Frog Trouble"

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 12:29 p.m.

Beloved children's author, illustrator and songwriter Sandra Boynton has gone country in her latest album, "Frog Trouble," with a roster of big-name stars lending their talents.

NASA, Hubble & Outer Space: The Art Of Astronomy (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Sep 2, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

NASA's images and footage are used in everything from TV to movies, and they've inspired visual artists and musicians for decades. We explore how images of space are created and used in everything from scientific study to pop culture.

The Sights And Sounds Of The March On Washington

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

On the 50th anniversary of the March, we take a listen back to the music that served as a soundtrack of the day and consider the importance of folk and protest music in the civil rights movement.

Music, Technology And Discovery

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday explores how technology is changing our listening habits and affecting business of popular music sales sites.

Alice Smith

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

We speak with the singer-songwriter about her new album, "She," and coming into her own as a musician.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.