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On Being with Krista Tippett is a public radio project delving into the human side of news stories + issues. Curated + edited by senior editor Trent Gilliss.

We publish guest contributions. We edit long; we scrapbook. We do big ideas + deep meaning. We answer questions.

We've even won a couple of Webbys + a Peabody Award.

This gorgeous duet has been making the rounds. Sarah McLachlan and Pink teaming to sing “Angel” at an awards show and sounding dang good.

Tagged: #music #ballad #duet
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Paul @Holdengraber turned me on to this beauty: “Autumn Leaves” performed by trumpeter Chet Baker and Paul Desmond on the alto sax. Others of note include Hubert Laws (flute), Bob James (keyboard), Ron Carter (contrabass), and Steve Gadd (drums).

Tagged: #jazz #NYPL #music
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A little toe-tapping tap dancing music for Friday evening melody.

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Improvisation is the highest form of art.
- Daniel Barenboim, conductor
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A reader of our newsletter, Kathy Brown, sent me this joyous video of a flash mob in a public library in Valladolid, Spain. The song is “Wana Baraka” and was performed by The Good News Gospel Choir.

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Our latest podcast with Imani Perry (a scholar of law, culture, race— and hip hop) and the fabric of our identity is the first in a four-part series, “The American Consciousness.”

Ms. Perry acknowledges wise voices who say that we will never get to the promised land of racial equality, writing, “That may very well be true, but it also true that extraordinary things have happened and keep happening in our history. The question is, how do we prepare for and precipitate them?” We took her up on this emboldening question at the Chautauqua Institution, on the cusp of yet a new collective reckoning with the racial fabric of American life.

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Good morning, all. Start your day with this gorgeous song.

theantidote:

Sophie Hunger - Avec le Temps (Léo Ferré cover)

(via normaltd: / music-ex-machina:)

Tagged: #music
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Some light music for your Friday morning. From theantidote:

Sau Poler - “Isolated”from: A Soundless Echo

Tagged: #music
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Late-evening work, thinking of my wife and boys, and listening to this hauntingly beautiful mix from My Brightest Diamond.

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Having some fun this morning with our senior producer who sent around this video of the baby-faced Jerry Rivera singing “Cara De Niño” performing on Sabado Gigante. Ah, the early 90s were awesome.

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theantidote:

Yoko Kanno & Aoi Teshima - A Little Because

An exquisite short piece of music, perfect soundtrack for a quiet afternoon.

(via dramarathon:)

Tagged: #music #Japan
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Some days this song is the quickest route to gratitude.

~ A delightfully mellow rendition of Monty Python by Alexander Stamatis

Just remember that you’re standing on a planet that’s evolving
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour
That’s orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it’s reckoned
A sun that is the source of all our power

The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour
Of the galaxy we call the ‘milky way’

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The sun’s back in Minnesota and you can see patches of green grass. As good a reason to rejoice as I’ve ever heard. ‘

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It’s awfully difficult not to love Rufus Wainwright and this catchy ditty he just released on his “best of” album. “Me and Liza.”

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An awesome piece of inter-species jazz shared by a listener in response to this post on the blog:

Do you know about David Rothenberg? He’s a jazz musician and philosopher who plays with animals, including whales. He has also played with birds, even cicadas! Amazing musician.

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