Giddens explains how the new song she composed for Morning Edition's Song Project series grew from this year's extreme ups and downs.
The pianist joins Ari Shapiro to discuss Amplify With Lara Downes, a video series on Black musicians who have experienced renewed creativity regarding racial injustice.
The Grammy winner says their third studio album, out Oct. 30, grew from learning to accept the parts of heartbreak that stay with you even after you've moved on.
Nico Muñoz of Boy Pablo chats with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his debut album, Wachito Rico.
Ahead of the release of Letter To You, The Boss spoke to Morning Edition about revisiting older material, finding hope in these unusual times and attending to his audience's spiritual needs.
The 25-year-old trap titan discusses his songwriting process, his experience in the criminal justice system and why, even as one of the biggest rappers alive, he doesn't believe he's made it just yet.
Billy Dean Thomas, Optic Bloom and Anjimile are among the various acts paving the way for inclusivity in Boston.
Eavesdrop on the forward-thinking pianist as she talks with musical omnivore Rhiannon Giddens, who has just taken over Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road organization.
McKenna's new song for Morning Edition's Song Project series was a family affair — written with her children's perspective of the COVID-19 era in mind, and featuring production from her sons.
Smith entered the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest with his band Britton & The Sting. He says "Blackstronauts" is about finding joy: "I want us all to put on our freedom suits and fly together," he says.
NPR's David Greene speaks with the singer and multi-instrumentalist about his new album, exploring his roots in Colombia and the influence of his late mother on his music.
Kravitz's new memoir, Let Love Rule, follows his childhood and early career. Still touring in his 50s, Kravitz says, "I'm going to continue doing this as long as I can."
The documentary series, an adaptation of Hirway's popular podcast, asks musicians including Alicia Keys and R.E.M to tell the step-by-step story of how a song was created.
Ahead of a Hispanic Heritage Awards ceremony where she's set to receive her latest honor in a career full of them, Ronstadt shares a few thoughts on identity with Lulu Garcia-Navarro.
The New Orleans band says its new song, "Feelings," came out of a need to process the overwhelming input of the pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests unfolding all at once.