Tag Archives: Billie Holiday

KEXP’s International Women’s Day Video Roundup

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day to “celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women because visibility and awareness help drive positive change for women.” To celebrate, today, KEXP is only playing music by women, with a packed schedule of special on-air guests and exclusive mixes. We’re also spotlighting some iconicRead more…

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KEXP Documentaries: “Sirens of Jazz” – Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday is possibly the most famous female jazz singer of all.  Though her voice ranged only about an octave, and she couldn’t read a note of music, Billie Holiday is hailed as one of the greatest musicians of all time for her interpretations of the songs. She was a storyteller. In life she wasRead more…

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KEXP Documentaries: Civil Rights Songs – Strange Fruit

Every week KEXP brings you a musical subject in the time it takes to play just one song. We call these stories KEXP Documentaries. They’re a mix of interviews, storytelling and music. The current series “Civil Rights Songs” is by far the most difficult subject I’ve ever researched. The crimes done to African-Americans during theRead more…

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