Music

Technology In The Car

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday examines how technology in cars is changing the way we drive.

Irish Music

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

Kojo explores the legacy of traditional Irish music in modern America and why it still resonates with so many people without Irish heritage.

Handel: The Man, Mozart And 'Messiah'

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 1:22 p.m.

Kojo explores the history behind George Frideric Handel's "Messiah," and finds out what makes it one of the most enduring, yet misunderstood, pieces of all time.

Pump Me Up

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

A new exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery explores D.C.’s subculture of graffiti, go-go, hardcore punk music and the influences that live on today.

"The Beautiful Music All Around Us"

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Musician Stephen Wade join us to explore the stories he unlocked when he set out to learn more about some of the most famous field recordings in American history.

What Makes It Great: Classical Music And Beyond With Rob Kapilow (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Rob Kapilow's exuberant commentary could prove you've never listened--really listened--to even the most familiar tunes. Classical music's ambassador takes on all genres--jazz, rap, country--and even the Kojo theme song.

What Makes It Great: Classical Music And Beyond With Rob Kapilow

Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Rob Kapilow's exuberant commentary could prove you've never listened--really listened--to even the most familiar tunes. Classical music's ambassador takes on all genres--jazz, rap, country--and even the Kojo theme song.

Debating Government Arts Funding

Thursday, Dec 6, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

As the showdown over averting the "fiscal cliff" heats up, funding for the arts isnt making headlines. But arts organizations fear big cuts, while conservatives hope to make their case for the separation of art and state. We explore the future of public arts funding.

Headphones, Technology And Culture

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Headphones help create a space of one's own, even in a crowded room. We consider the technology, culture and safe use of headphones.

Wyclef Jean

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Musician Wyclef Jean is living what many consider the American dream, but his native Haiti is never far from his thoughts. Kojo talks with Wyclef about his music, charitable work, political ambitions and what's next.

Mining New Political Data: Music And Politics

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.

As Election 2012 enters its final stretch, both parties are experimenting with new data sources -— like music preferences or web searches -- to glean insights about potential voters.

Washington's Evolving Identity: How Chocolate City Is Changing

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.

How race, class and identity intersect. Exploring the links between the District's neighborhoods, people and homegrown go-go music.

Beyond Barney: The Wild World Of Local Kids Music (Rebroadcast)

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.
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From "My Brother Threw Up On My Stuffed Toy Bunny" to the science-friendly "Echolocation," today's kids are rocking out to a lot more than "Old MacDonald Had A Farm." We've got music guaranteed to make everyone smile, from age 1 to 81.

"Bad Brains: A Band in DC"

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with a member of the legendary D.C. hardcore band Bad Brains and the directors of a new documentary about the group.

Remembering Guitar Legend Doc Watson

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 12:39 p.m.

You could say he stood at the crossroads of American Music. Legendary guitarist and folk singer Doc Watson died Tuesday at age 89. We talk about his music and influence.

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