Category Archives: Wo’ Pop

Spring Fundraising Drive: A Message from DJ Darek Mazzone

KEXP DJ Darek Mazzone is out of town and unable to be on the air, but he still wanted to share his passion for listener-powered radio and his show Wo’Pop in particular. Watch his video below: If you journey with Darek Mazzone every Tuesday night, help power his show and the music you hear withRead more...

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Darek Mazzone

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013, leading up to our 2013 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Tune in on Thursday, December 19th for KEXP’s One-Day Radio Rally as we countdown the top albums of the year, as voted on by KEXP listeners. Bombino with Darek MazzoneRead more...

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R.I.P. Cheb I Sabbah

I first met Cheb i Sabbah as most people did: through his music. I had been a lover of classical Indian music for years, and was completely transfixed by Chebiji’s reworking of these classics for the intelligent dancefloor. His debut album Shri Durga was a staple for me whenever I closed a set in theRead more...

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KEXP Suggests: La Sera at the Nordstrom French Fling

Get ready for a très chic celebration this Thursday, October 10th! Nordstrom Downtown Seattle is launching a new series of pop-up shops, featuring a handpicked selection of goods, including exclusive and limited-edition items. The first series: an homage to all things French. Join KEXP’s DJ Sharlese from 6:00 to 8:00 PM as she spins FrenchRead more...

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Live Video: Sidi Touré

The latest album from Malian songwriter and guitarist Sidi Touré, released in the US by Thrill Jockey, is called Koïma, named for a dune near his home city of Gao. “Koïma” can be translated to mean “go hear”, and the dune, which sits at the edge of the Niger River, is said to be aRead more...

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Darek Mazzone

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picksRead more...

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ Rhythma

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picksRead more...

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Song of the Day: Maga Bo - No Balanço da Canoa

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured during our Summer Fundraising Drive, is “No Balanço da Canoa” by Maga Bo,Read more...

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Goths In Trees Day: KEXP DJ & Staff Photos, Part One

Goths In Trees Day has finally descended upon us, like Peter Murphy descending on stage during a Bauhaus concert. With Robert Smith of The Cure turning 53 years old tomorrow, and Earth Day being celebrated on Sunday, KEXP has decided to honor BOTH these annual events at once with goth music, odes to trees andRead more...

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ Rhythma

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! We’ve extended the voting, so itRead more...

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