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Our New Fav: Tank and the Bangas

Our New Fav: Tank and the Bangas

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Continuing with this wave of new soulful jazz and hip-hop inspired bands, this week we bring you Tank and the Bangas from New Orleans.

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Common x NPR x SXSL

Common x NPR x SXSL

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A few weeks ago the White House hosted a one day event called South by South Lawn, a festival of Ideas, Art and Action. During SXSL, NPR recorded a unique Tiny Desk concert in the Library of the White House with the amazing Common, the soul singer Bilal, keyboardist Robert Glasper, drummer Karriem Riggins, bassist Derrick Hodge, flautist Elena Pinderhughes and trumpeter Keyon Harrold

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Cords Journal Interview: Craig Swann, founder of Looplabs

Cords Journal Interview: Craig Swann, founder of Looplabs

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We recently caught up with Craig Swann, developer extraordinaire and democratizer of Music to talk about his origins, how he came up and built Looplabs and what's next. 

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Cords for Music on MSNBC

Cords for Music on MSNBC

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We were thrilled to be interviewed by Tamron Hall on MSNBC last week for their Born in the U$A series on American success stories. Thank to the whole team at MSNBC for supporting Music Education! It was such an amazing experience to be there and we are humble to be counted among the roster of incredible small businesses that have been featured.

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Cords Journal Interview: Kam Franklin of The Suffers

Cords Journal Interview: Kam Franklin of The Suffers

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Kam Franklin is the lead singer of The Suffers, a beautiful new band coming straight out of Houston, Texas. We had the opportunity to sit down with Kam and talk her Houston origins, early influences and East Coast Soul!

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Cords Journal Interview: CJ Camerieri

Cords Journal Interview: CJ Camerieri

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Trumpet player, French hornist and keyboard player CJ Camerieri took time out of his busy schedule to speak with us about what's it like to grow up in a musical family, how he found himself playing with Paul Simon latest tour and his latest project with his musical group-yMusic.

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Cords Journal Interview: Dusty Wright

Cords Journal Interview: Dusty Wright

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We recently caught up with singer, songwriter, producer and author Dusty Wright to talk about his work with CultureCatch.com, his latest endeavor with The Acoustic Guitar Project and the importance of authenticity in art. Check out the full interview here!

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Cords Journal Interview: Ethan Hein

Cords Journal Interview: Ethan Hein

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We recently sat down with Ethan Hein, part of the team behind MathScienceMusic.org and the NYU Music Experience Design Lab to discuss their amazing project and the software they’ve developed to help all children learn the fundamentals of music, even if they have no instruments.

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Cords Journal Interview: Ben Jaffe of Preservation Hall

Cords Journal Interview: Ben Jaffe of Preservation Hall

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Ben Jaffe is the Creative Director of the Preservation Hall Jazz band in New Orleans. This interview is taken from a recent phone conversation between Ben and Nicholas Coblence, founder of Cords for Music. 

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Cords Journal Interview: Kathy Damkohler

Cords Journal Interview: Kathy Damkohler

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Kathy Damkohler is the executive director of Education Through Music, our charity partner, and an incredible organization that makes sure that every child has access to music classes.

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This Year in Music...

This Year in Music...

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Get ready to waste an hour or four, because we've searched the internet for the best in music for 2015. Put on your headphones, turn up the volume and enjoy!

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Sugar vs Beat It

Sugar vs Beat It

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Is Maroon 5’s “Sugar” A Little Too Close To Michael Jackson’s “Beat It?” A Mashup Makes The Case. 

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The Women Behind the Song

The Women Behind the Song

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The women behind some of the greatest songs ever written. 

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Holiday 2015: Great Gifts for Music Lovers

Holiday 2015: Great Gifts for Music Lovers

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We’ve rounded up a handful of great gifts that tap into inspiration, with tools for music-lovers to create music, to showcase their passion, and to celebrate after a great performance. Happy holidays!

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MC Squares

MC Squares

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Two brave nerds dare mixing science with pop music, and yield a big reaction.

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Five Offbeat Music Festivals To Inspire You In 2016

Five Offbeat Music Festivals To Inspire You In 2016

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Here are a few of the many choices we thought were particularly inspirational to lock into your 2016 calendar now.

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Teen Dancer Wows With Gorgeous Hip-Hop and Ballet Performance

Teen Dancer Wows With Gorgeous Hip-Hop and Ballet Performance

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Annika Verplancke is a teenager with a cause—the 14-year-old Belgian-American is a self-styled “dancer against cancer.”

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Dance Like Everyone’s Watching

Dance Like Everyone’s Watching

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Get ready to discover your new favorite underdog story.

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5 Amazing Child Prodigies

5 Amazing Child Prodigies

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Move over Mozart, and roll over, Beethoven: Today’s child prodigies have arrived. Through the magic of YouTube, they’re reaching audiences of millions—and can start brightening your day right now.

 

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Cello Fever: Watch Four Men Play One Instrument

Cello Fever: Watch Four Men Play One Instrument

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In what’s bound to be the most creative performance of Maurice Ravel’s iconic “Bolero” you’ll see this week, the four cellists of the “Wiener 5+1 Ensemble Choir” perform the classic orchestral piece...on a single cello.

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On the Topic of Leadership

On the Topic of Leadership

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Famed conductor and maestro Itay Talgam uses the conducting styles of some of the world's most legendary conductors to discuss leadership and the dos and don'ts. The final Bernstein example is the best one in our opinion. Read on here and see the video below. 

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Cords for Music Interview: Kiran Gandhi

Cords for Music Interview: Kiran Gandhi

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We sat down with the charming and inspiring Kiran Gandhi to discuss  Truth, the importance of being vulnerable and how music impacted her life. 

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The Genius of Jazz

The Genius of Jazz

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This was just too inspiring not to share. Wynton Marsalis, Jon Batiste and Walter Isaacson discussing the history and genius of Jazz music.

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Cords For Music Interview: Nicole Nadeau

Cords For Music Interview: Nicole Nadeau

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Artist, musician and part-time DJ-Nicole Nadeau does it all. We recently caught up with the Parsons alum to talk art, creativity and the value of learning how to play an instrument, check out the full interview here!

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