Black History Month

Classical Music

A Celebration of Black Composers

From February 10 to February 14, WHRB's Classical Music Department programmed music by black composers in honor of Black History Month. We heard William Grant Still, R. Nathaniel Dett, Florence Price, Scott Joplin, and many others whose works are all-too-rarely appreciated.

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The Darker Side

Gangster Gibbs Visits Boston

After emerging from Gary, Indiana a decade ago, Freddie Gibbs has slowly built himself a dedicated fan base and an acclaimed discography. His most recent album, Bandana - the second of a planned three part collaboration with the legendary producer Madlib - dropped to critical and popular acclaim, and he brought his Album of the Year tour to Big Night Live in Boston riding that energy.

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WHRB News

Interview with New Yorker Editor and Cartoonist…

On this episode of Gouda Talks, Jess interviews John Donohue, a former New Yorker editor, cartoonist, and author. And John loves to draw. In fact, he wants to draw All the Restaurants in New York -- figuratively. From sketching a secret cocktail bar above a burger joint, to drawing queues of people waiting for dinner in London, to illustrating his dish racks and toy ducks, John hopes that he’ll never run out of things to draw.

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Record Hospital

Ezra Furman’s “Intimacy”…

Punk rock sweetheart Ezra Furman has returned to her Somerville roots with a five week residency at ONCE Ballroom, entitled “Intimacy,” inviting her listeners to explore a night of soulful connection hard to imagine anywhere else.

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Classical Music

A Life in the Baroque: WHRB Interviews William…

In December 2019, WHRB presented a 75th birthday tribute to William Christie, the conductor, harpsichordist, teacher, and founder of Les Arts Florissants. Featured in the William Christie Orgy were selections from this exclusive interview with Christie himself.