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Rokia Traoré was the guest on BBC Radio 3's In Tune yesterday, performing two songs from her forthcoming album, Né So—"Kolokani" and "Mayé"—as well as "Kélé Mandi," from her album Bowmboï. She also spoke with BBC Radio 4's Front Row about the new album. Traoré begins a two-month tour at Roundhouse in London on February 6.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioArtist NewsThursday, January 28, 2016|0 comments
Laurie Anderson spoke with fellow filmmaker Darren Aronofsky following a screening of her new film, Heart of a Dog, at the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC last month. Their conversation is now featured on The Talkhouse Film Podcast, which you can hear here. "Thoughtful, witty, and warm, [Heart of a Dog] ponders profound questions about love, death, and language," says Talkhouse's Nick Dawson. "It's an essay film, sure, but heartfelt and intimate rather than heady and intellectual." Anderson previously spoke with tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus for The Talkhouse Music Podcast.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist NewsArtist NewsWednesday, January 27, 2016|5 comments
Lake Street Dive was the musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. The group, which will make its Nonesuch debut with the release of its new album, Side Pony, on February 19, performed "Call Off Your Dogs" from the forthcoming album. You can watch it here. The album track "Call Off Your Dogs" is available to download now with pre-orders of Side Pony.The band will tour North America in February and March and head to Europe and the UK to tour in April.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television VideoArtist NewsWednesday, January 27, 2016|0 comments
Rhiannon Giddens performed a special set as part of BBC Radio 2's live coverage from Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival: "Last Kind Words" from her album Tomorrow Is My Turn; "Mouth Music," from her new EP, Factory Girl, and the new song called "Come Love Come." Watch the set here. She plays her own Celtic Connections show tonight, then joins Transatlantic Sessions for two nights at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall and a five-concert tour of the UK. Giddens performs on BBC One TV's Andrew Marr Show this Sunday morning.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour Radio VideoArtist NewsTuesday, January 26, 2016|1 comments
Carnegie Hall has announced that Steve Reich will hold the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair for the 2016–2017 season. His residency includes an all-Reich 80th birthday celebration, a Kronos Quartet concert, a performance of his Tehillim, and Three Generations, a multi-event, Reich-curated exploration of the changing direction of concert music from the mid-20th century to the present, including works by and discussions with Reich, John Adams, Nico Muhly, and more. Watch a video previewing the events here.