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

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  • 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 of the late Gil Scott-Heron; new jazz from Hiromi Uehara and Nicole Mitchell

Bought by WRGY, WOUB, KKRN, KEOS, KTRL and more


  • Added: Jun 01, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Songs from the "Deluxe Edition" collection of Shemekia Copeland; Joseph Daley puts the seven deadly sins to music.

Bought by KRPS, WOUB, KEOS, WMHT, KTRL and more


  • Added: May 25, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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New music from pianist Benito Gonzalez; live recording of the late bassist Charles Fambrough

Bought by WRGY, WOUB, WSLR, KEOS, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: May 18, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Mix & Dorp (Jan Mittendorp) remixes blues songs from Black & Tan Records

Bought by KPVL, WOUB, Panhandle Community Radio, KSRQ, KEOS and more


  • Added: May 04, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Eric Reed's "Dancing Monk," tributes to Queen Koko.

Bought by WRGY, WOUB, KEOS, KTRL, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Apr 20, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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New Jazz from John Vanore, Wayne Goins, & Eliane Amherd; soundscape from Bruno Sanfilippo

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


  • Added: Apr 13, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Music from Mississippi bluesman Big Jack Johnson, who died March 14, 2011

Bought by WRGY, KFOK-LPFM, WOUB, KEOS, WMHT and more


  • Added: Mar 30, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Featuring blues pianist Pinetop Perkins, who died March 21, 2011 after an illustrious career, at age 97.

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


  • Added: Mar 23, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Remembrance of the late great blues pianist Pinetop Perkins, a special report

Bought by KSFR


  • Added: Mar 22, 2011
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 1
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New Latin jazz from from Mark Weinstein and Bobby Matos, and blues from Linsey Alexander and Donald Ray Johnson

Bought by WRGY, WOUB, KMXT, KEOS, KTRL and more


  • Added: Mar 16, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10