WXPN

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WXPN-FM is the non-commercial public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania and the premier radio showcase for contemporary music that spans the progressive edges of rock, folk, rhythm and blues, and American roots. WXPN also produces programming for national syndication. Our signature program,World Café with David Dye is distributed by Public Radio International and broadcasts daily on more than 160 public radio stations nationwide. WXPN also produces the Peabody-Award winning Kids Corner, hosted by Kathy O'Connell. WXPN also produces the annual Singer Songwriter Weekend two-day music festival.

Series

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67 Pieces

A grab bag of musicians muse about the creative and mundane aspecs of their lives. WXPN's Tracey Tanenbaum hosts this ongoing five minute weekly series

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Apr 17, 2008
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2 Pieces

Guest DJs talk about the music that inspired them in their formative years and what they listen to now, in their off-hours.

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Feb 08, 2004
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4 Pieces

Four separate features profile African American artists who have ties to Philadelphia

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Feb 04, 2007
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6 Pieces

a series of profiles celebrating black musicians in and their contributions to popular music

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  • Updated: Feb 02, 2006
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64 Pieces

A weekly exploration of blues and related musical forms

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2012
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144 Pieces

The Blues File is a weekly snapshot of a topic in this culturally significant genre.

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Mar 22, 2005
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7 Pieces

A half-hour weekly show featuring in-studio performances from emerging independent musicians

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Sep 24, 2008
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0 Pieces

A series of short-form pieces that WXPN used to galvanize listeners during our predrive & membership drive in fall 2008.

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  • Updated: Jan 05, 2009
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3 Pieces

An live hour of spoken word, poetry and song produced by the Writers House on the University of Pennsylvania

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Mar 31, 2005
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4 Pieces

A series of concerts from the Philadelphia PA area by blues artists from Mississippi

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Jul 25, 2013

Latest Pieces

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Music from the late bluesman Michael Burks and the late bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn of Booker T. & The MGs fame.

Bought by KPVL, WRGY, KRPS, KPVL, WOUB and more


  • Added: May 16, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 16
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A look at tradition in transition, the new film "We Juke Up In Here" looks at hard times for Mississippi blues juke joints.

Bought by KPVL, KRZA, WRGY, KRPS, KPVL and more


  • Added: May 09, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 19
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Neo-soul featuring Lalah Hathaway as a guest artist, and jazz pianists with great bands

Bought by KPVL, WJAB, WRGY, KRPS, KPVL and more


  • Added: Apr 18, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 17
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Music from the late pianist Omar Shariff, also known as Dave Alexander, who died in January 2012

Bought by WRGY, KPVL, KRPS, KPVL, WOUB and more


  • Added: Apr 04, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 14
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Featuring "Accelerando" the new album from jazz pianist Vijay Iyer.

Bought by WSLR, WRGY, KRPS, WMMT, KPVL and more


  • Added: Mar 28, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 17
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New blues from Lurrie Bell, music of Louisiana Red & Red Holloway who have recently died, and jazz from the soundtrack for the Oscar-nominated anim...

Bought by WRGY, KPVL, KRPS, KPVL, WOUB and more


  • Added: Feb 29, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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Featuring funky bassist Frank Russell, a new album "Circle Without End"

Bought by WRGY, KRPS, KPVL, WOUB, KEOS and more


  • Added: Feb 01, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Music from Etta James and Johnny Otis who died in January 2012

Bought by WRGY, KRPS, KPVL, KFOK-LPFM, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jan 25, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Music and stories for MLK Day, including the secret session "Blues In The Mississippi Night"

Bought by 'The Sea', KSRQ, WNMU-FM, KRPS, WJFF and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 47
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Two-fers from Sharon Lewis, Joey DeFrancesco, Skip Wilkins, Jason Stein, Triona ni Dhomhnaill

Bought by WRGY, KRPS, KPVL, WOUB, KEOS and more


  • Added: Jan 04, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12