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2:35 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Another Reason To Skip Sleep: Indian Classical Music

Tabla player and concert organizer Samir Chatterjee plays alongside flutist Ronu Majumdar at Chhandayan's annual all-night concert in New York City in May.
Dibyarka Chatterjee

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 1:23 pm

Here's a typical Saturday night for a music fan in Manhattan: You go grab some dinner, and then go to a show. You hang out there for an hour or two, enjoy the music and then leave, right? But what would happen if, instead, the musicians onstage took turns soloing for an hour or more apiece, and you wound up staying until dawn?

Samir Chatterjee is a tabla player, and every spring, he invites musicians from India and elsewhere to come to New York for marathon concerts that start in the early evening and last all night long.

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Live in Concert
4:11 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

M83 In Concert

M83, performing live at the 9:30 Club, in Washington, D.C.
Mito Habe-Evans

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 2:08 pm

Truth be told, we've been working for a long time to capture and share an M83 show on NPR Music. We tried twice in New York last fall, when the tour for the double album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming started, but it never quite worked out.

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All Songs Considered Blog
3:15 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

The Drop: Mala Takes Dubstep To Cuba

The dubstep producer Mala recorded sounds for his new album, Mala In Cuba, during a trip to Havana with the BBC DJ Gilles Peterson.
Teddy Fitzhugh Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 9:56 am

About a decade ago, a duo named Digital Mystikz put out a series of 12" singles on its label, DMZ. The group's music was a hybrid of a number of influences including dub, reggae, drum and bass, grime and two-step, and as the decade wore on, "dubstep" became the name for this uniquely British combination. In the late 2000s and early 2010s, dubstep was embraced by producers in America, who honed in on the aggressive mid- and low-range synths of the tracks coming out of London to make high energy festival jams.

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Concerts
2:43 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Live Tonight: The 2012 Americana Music Association Awards

Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes performs. The group was awarded New/Emerging Artist Of The Year.
Erika Goldring Courtesy of AMA

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 4:07 pm

When the Americana Music Association convenes in Nashville on Sept. 12-15 for its annual conference, it'll be met by another incredible year of festival performances and showcases. While the daytime panels and discussions reflect the organization's dedication to its mission, the nighttime showcases, parties and concerts are what will make the passion of the genre so difficult to ignore.

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World Cafe
2:40 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Patterson Hood On World Cafe

Patterson Hood.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 11:25 am

Southern rhythms have always been in Patterson Hood's blood. Born in Alabama as the son of David Hood, a bassist for the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, young Patterson started writing songs at age 8.

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