Music | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio


RSS Feed
WAMU 88.5

Plans For 'Chuck Brown Park' Move Forward

Plans to honor D.C. music legend and "Godfather of Go-Go" Chuck Brown with a park in his name are coming to fruition, after D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray submitted legislation to the D.C. Council do to just that.


Ray Anderson: A Pocket-Size Suite Makes A Huge Racket

It's tricky making a little band sound this big, but trombonist Ray Anderson knows his tricks.

Killer Mike: On Ronald Reagan And Raising Daughters

Atlanta rapper Michael Santiago Render, known professionally as Killer Mike, released his sixth album this month, and his U.S. tour kicks off Tuesday. He explains to Morning Edition that he wants rap music to be embraced like jazz, blues or gospel. "What's more gospel than rap music?" he asks.

Kate McGarry: A Singer Inspired By The Spoken Word

To prepare for her new album, Girl Talk, McGarry researched what her singing idols — including Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day — sounded like in conversation.

One Father, Eight Sons, Nine Shiny Brass Bells

A veteran jazzman and his musical family put their horns together on their first collaborative release, Kelan Philip Cohran and The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

Bonnie Raitt: A Brand-New Model For A Classic Sound

The roots-rock singer-guitarist's latest album, Slipstream, is her first in seven years. It's Raitt's debut release on Redwing Records, the label she founded and runs with the help of a small staff.