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  • Best of the Soundcheck Podcast 2022 December 30, 2022

    Hear highlights&nbsp;from the 2022 Soundcheck Podcast series by multi-instrumentalist Jake Blount; Mexican singer/songwriter Silvana Estrada; London-based tuba player&nbsp;Theon Cross, and others. (episode)

  • Best of Soundcheck 2022, Part 2 December 29, 2022

    Hear Soundcheck Podcast highlights for 2022 from Mexican&nbsp;singer-songwriter and arranger&nbsp;Silvana Estrada, London-based tuba player&nbsp;Theon Cross, and psychedelic cumbia&nbsp;band Combo Chimbita. (episode)

  • Best of Soundcheck 2022, Part 1 December 26, 2022

    Hear highlights for 2022 from the Soundcheck Podcast&nbsp;by&nbsp;Punjab party band Red Baraat; musician and wordsmith Kae Tempest;&nbsp;and singer, banjo player, and ethnomusicologist Jake Blount. (episode)

  • Poetic Balkan-Klezmer Balladry From MontrĂ©al's Black Ox Orkestar December 22, 2022

    Montr&eacute;al's Black Ox Orkestar&nbsp;makes poignant music of the Jewish diaspora&nbsp;taking on hues of indie rock, experimental folk and avant-jazz. They play traditionals and originals, in-studio. (episode)

  • Weekly Music Roundup: Anoushka Shankar, Moby and Jose James, Silversun Pickups December 19, 2022

    This week, a call to action from Anoushka Shankar; a snowy ballad from Moby and Jose James; and a poignant holiday&nbsp;cover from Silversun Pickups. Plus, South Africa's Jackie Queens. (article)

  • The Quiet Brilliance of Guitarist, Collaborator, and Troubadour Steve Gunn December 19, 2022

    The ace guitarist, collaborator, and&nbsp;fingerstyle folk rocker Steve Gunn plays recent floating-world songs from&nbsp;Other You&nbsp;and its companion EP,&nbsp;Nakama,&nbsp;in-studio. (episode)

  • Combo Chimbita at Brooklyn Bowl, Celebrating New Sounds, Part 2 December 15, 2022

    Listen to&nbsp;more from the&nbsp;Afro-Colombian dance-future-psych-funk band&nbsp;Combo&nbsp;Chimbita, recorded at the New Sounds 40th&nbsp;anniversary party at Brooklyn Bowl&nbsp;in September 2022. (episode)

  • Weekly Music Roundup: Orbital, Msaki & Tubatsi, and Bio Ritmo December 12, 2022

    Plague-based dance music from Orbital; Msaki &amp; Tubatsi&rsquo;s celebration of South Africa; and Bio Ritmo salsa-fies &ldquo;The Bionic Man&rdquo;.&nbsp; Plus,&nbsp;Hania Rani, and Florence + the Machine. (article)

  • Brazilian Musician RogĂȘ Brings the Spirit of Samba From Rio de Janeiro December 12, 2022

    The Brazilian singer and guitarist Rog&ecirc; made his mark playing&nbsp;the samba clubs of Rio de Janeiro.&nbsp;His 2023 album 'Curyman' promises Rio-rooted slices of joyous samba. He plays in-studio. (episode)

  • Barn-Burning Dance Tunes From Appalachian Road Show December 8, 2022

    Nashville-based Appalachian Road Show are an&nbsp;American roots music supergroup who play songs inspired by the Civil War and America&rsquo;s barn dance eras. They play for us remotely.&nbsp; (episode)