Category Archives: Wo’ Pop

Live Review: Black Uhuru at Nectar Lounge 9/20

Review by Emily Slider, DJ assistant for Wo’Pop on KEXP Legendary reggae band Black Uhuru graced the Nectar Lounge with an unforgettable show filled with a genuine connection to their music and to their audience. The night began with Cannon & the Lion of Judah, a local group, lighting the room on fire with theirRead more…

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Live Review: A-Wa at The Crocodile 8/9

Review by Clare McGrane, DJ assistant for Wo’Pop on KEXP At an A-Wa show, audience participation is not optional. From the moment the trio of Israeli sisters took to the stage at their recent show at the Crocodile, it was clear they weren’t performing for an audience — they were throwing a jubilant party, oneRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Mali Blues at SIFF Film Center 7/28-7/30

Review by Clare McGrane, DJ assistant for Wo’Pop on KEXP Fatoumata Diawara doesn’t look like a woman who thought her life was over just a few years ago. She’s a rising star on the world stage, constantly beaming as she performs, draped in the vibrant colors and textures of her homeland: Mali. The country isRead more…

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Music that Matters: Wo’ Pop: Chinese Independent Music

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 550 – Wo’ Pop: Chinese Independent Music Wo’ Pop hostRead more…

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KEXP at OFF Festival 2016

By Darek Mazzone Festivals are amazing. The gathering of tribes, the sense of discovery, the hard work that it takes to put a good one together – all of these things combine to create a memorable experience for everyone who attends. Beyond the audience, even the staff and the artists on stage all feel theRead more…

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2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: Darek Mazzone

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2016, leading up to our 2016 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Friday, December 9th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 16th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Live Video: Thievery Corporation

D.C. duo Thievery Corporation bring 20 years of genre-bending electronic wizardry and 10 additional musicians to perform a career spanning set live in the KEXP studio.

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Live Video: Lakou Misik

Formed after the disastrous 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Port-au-Prince band Lakou Misik combines the diverse talents of elder and younger musicians and of modern and traditional styles into a unified message of hope, strength, and pride for listeners at home and beyond. The 9-member multigenerational collective joins KEXP’s Jon Kertzer for a positively joyous sessionRead more…

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Live Video: Dengue Fever

Though they hail from Los Angeles, Dengue Fever are like Cambodian ambassadors to the Pacific Northwest. On their recent return to the KEXP airwaves, the six-piece seemed right at home, even in our new studio. The band’s instrumentation is uniquely cinematic, a multicultural modernization of the psychedelic rock popular in Cambodia during the ’60s andRead more…

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Live Video: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Musical lore has it that Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the iconic South African mbube group, was founded by Joseph Shabalala after having a series of dreams in which he heard their sounds. It goes unmentioned whether or not Joseph dreamt of 50 years of worldwide success as perhaps the most well-known cultural export of South Africa.Read more…

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