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Reach For The Moon: John F. Kennedy’s Vision and Courage NSO Young People's Concert - Reach For The Moon

NSO Young People's Concert - Reach For The Moon

Just like President Kennedy had a vision for America, composers have visions of how they want their music to sound. For some, their musical mission is to explore a galaxy of stars and planets, moon shots, space walks, and galactic battles!

OK Go OK Go @ the Kennedy Center

OK Go @ the Kennedy Center

The band rocks the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage

Palestinian musician Palestinian Jazz

Palestinian Jazz

Palestinian and Moroccan musicians perform on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, which offers free shows 365 days a year as part of the Performing Arts for Everyone initiative. See how the musicians go from a sound check to actual performance.

Pepe Reyes y su Mariachi Monumental de Cuscatlán Pepe Reyes y su Mariachi Monumental de Cuscatlán

Pepe Reyes y su Mariachi Monumental de Cuscatlán

El Salvadoran Pepe Reyes began singing ranchera music at the age of seven and has dedicated his life to the music he loves. He regularly brings his band, The Mariachi Cuscatlan Orchestra, to the U.S and this is his first Millennium Stage performance. Washington, D.C.

Poetry Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud

How does poetry change when it transforms from written to spoken word? Listen as well-known voices express the work of celebrated poets.

Ralph Stanley Ralph Stanley: The Roots of Country Music

Ralph Stanley: The Roots of Country Music

Learn about the beginnings of country music and its early innovators through the stories and music of three of country music's most respected musicians: mountain music legend Dr. Ralph Stanley, Jim Lauderdale and James Shelton.

Reginald Policard Reginald Policard: Jazz & Kompa

Reginald Policard: Jazz & Kompa

The Millennium Stage joins the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in its celebration of Haiti and the 200th anniversary of the Haitian Revolution, with Reginald Policard and Friends performing jazz and konpa music.

Salma El Assal Salma El Assal

Salma El Assal

One of today’s leading Sudanese vocalists—her voice has been compared to that of Aretha Franklin—Salma El Assal performs with her ensemble contemporary arrangements of traditional Sudanese songs

Sputnik replica Sputnik: Art/Space

Sputnik: Art/Space

The space age began on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik-the first artificial satellite. Around the world, millions of people tuned their radios to hear it beeping or waited outside to watch it pass overhead.

Sreevidhya Chandramouli Sreevidhya Chandramouli

Sreevidhya Chandramouli

A faculty member at the University of Oregon at Eugene, Sreevidhya Chandramouli plays the vina (plucked Indian lute) in the Karaikudi tradition, combining voice and vina in her performances.

Summon the Heroes: Classical Music to the Rescue! Summon the Heroes: Classical Music to the Rescue!

Summon the Heroes: Classical Music to the Rescue!

Throughout the ages, composers have celebrated the accomplishments of famous heroes through music. What does a hero sound like? Get ready to find out!

Swing dance Swing Dance

Swing Dance

Get on the dance floor with dance instructors Nina and Bobby! Learn East Coast Swing, Charleston, and Lindy Hop in three instructional videos.

swing bass Swing! Swing! Swing!

Swing! Swing! Swing!

Louis Armstrong said, “If you can’t feel Swing, you’ll never know it.” Well after hearing this pod-cast series, we’re sure you’ll feel it; we’re sure that you will swing. There was a time when Swing was the most popular dance music in America and the music is so important that it’s still alive today in dance halls, clubs and weddings all over the country. This four-part series explores and demonstrates Swing music in many of its forms (not just Swing Jazz, but Western Swing and Gypsy Swing) and shows you where the music came from and where it lives in America today. Our podcasts are narrated by Connaitre Miller of the award-winning group Afro-Blue at Howard University and features the voices of today’s major stars of Swing Music various styles

tabou combo Tabou Combo: Haitian Kompa

Tabou Combo: Haitian Kompa

"Rhythm is the essence of Tabou Combo," says Tabou Combo's co-founder Herman Nau. The infectious rhythm of Haiti's national dance music, Konpa (con-pah), has propelled the country's preeminent dance band around the world. By the time Tabou Combo's 12 members left Haiti and relocated to New York City in 1971, they had already established themselves as Haiti's number one group and Ambassadors of Konpa. Tabou Combo now has worldwide fans and followers from Europe, Asia, South America, throughout the Caribbean, and in North America. It is easy to understand why Tabou Combo's relentless and high-energy style of Konpa knows no language barrier.

Tambuco Percussion Tambuco Percussion

Tambuco Percussion

Among the finest percussion quartets today, the musicians of the three-time Grammy-nominated ensemble refuse to be tied down to one style, with a repertoire ranging from structuralist percussion music to a wide range of ethnic drum music and avante garde sound interpretation.

Marcia Ball Texas Blues: Marcia Ball

Texas Blues: Marcia Ball

Texas blues originated in the early 1900s alongside the sweat and tears of Blacks working on oilfields, lumber camps, and ranches. After a day of back-breaking labor, workers could unwind in nearby bars or on their own porches and listen to blues musicians who spoke to their own experiences.

Nanci Griffith Texas Troubadour: Nanci Griffith

Texas Troubadour: Nanci Griffith

Backed by a tradition of independent spirit and grounded in multicultural roots, Texas singer-songwriters continue to imbue classic musical genres with new experiences and sounds.

Kennedy Center Concert Hall The Kennedy Center Concert Hall

The Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Conductor Emil de Cou leads an expedition to the Kennedy Center's grand Concert Hall

studio microphone The Music of Sound

The Music of Sound

Learn how composers and sound designers use their tools to create or enhance mood in a film or commercial.

Florida Field Touchdown Songs: Music & Football

Touchdown Songs: Music & Football

Music and football are intertwined as we'll hear in this series, narrated by NFL Films composer Tom Hedden.

USA flag Unpacking our National Anthem

Unpacking our National Anthem

Examine the history of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the countless ways it has been adapted by musicians

voyager record Voyager: Art/Space

Voyager: Art/Space

There's music floating in Outer Space--two disks filled with songs that are floating out beyond the planets that are most distant to Earth. The disks are strapped to the sides of the Voyager probes which were launched to explore the outer edges of our galaxy and whatever lies beyond them.

A World of Music A World of Music

A World of Music

We’re off on a Musical Tour of Europe! The invention of the orchestra hundreds of years ago meant bigger musical possibilities, and composers all across Europe were inspired to try their hand at pushing classical music to new limits

Geno Delafose Zydeco: Geno Delafose

Zydeco: Geno Delafose

Zydeco is often linked with Cajun music, but it has a harder, faster sound and employs more electric instruments. In dance halls today, elements of soul, disco, rap, and reggae can be heard among the rhythms of the frottoir.

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