Tag Archives: Bob Marley

F*ck Cancer: A KEXP Video Roundup

On Thursday, March 2nd, KEXP presents Music Heals, a collaboration with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center dedicated to the power of music to lift our spirits and heal our souls in the face of cancer. From 6 AM to 6 PM, John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will tell the storiesRead more…

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Bed Peace: A KEXP Video Roundup

John Lennon and Yoko Ono were certainly not the only ones singing for peace, and many have and will join them in the decades to come. As KEXP gathers for a Bed-In for Peace in the Gathering Space, starting at 8:00 AM, here on the blog, we’ve gathered some of our favorite songs about loveRead more…

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The Spirit of Juneteenth: A KEXP Video Roundup

This Sunday, June 19th, KEXP will observe Juneteenth — the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States — with day-long programming celebrating freedom, achievement, education, and building bridges. Starting at 9:00 AM PT with Preachin’ the Blues and ending at 2:00 AM PT with Jazz Theatre, we’ll spotlight artists whose work celebratesRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: 2014 Fall Donor Drive!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. This morning we kicked off our 2014 Donor Drive. As you (hopefully) know, KEXP is powered by listeners like you. We absolutelyRead more…

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Monday Music News

Sleigh Bell’s literal reign of terror (bearing no relation to that other reign of terror) will continue this summer as newly announced tour dates have just popped up on the interwebs.  List of dates here. You could patiently wait until June 26 to hear Animal Collective’s two new songs, “Honeycomb” and “Gotham,” on 7″, or youRead more…

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2011 Fall Membership Drive: This Is Listener-Powered Radio

I love hearing requests on the radio. Last week, a man wrote in to request his son’s favorite song, a dedication for his birthday. His son was turning three. John in the Morning obliged, playing Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds,” a sweet song I’ve listened to throughout my life in both celebratory and tough times.Read more…

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Songs of Remberance, Celebration & Hope: commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King

Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of one of time’s greatest revolutionaries, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Songs like Odetta’s “Glory Halleluja” and Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin” remind us to honor those who fought for their freedom and equality as human beings during the Civil Rights Movement. Michael Franti’s “Hey WorldRead more…

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