Haitian music expert Cynthia Karaha's guide to Mizik Rasin (roots music).
The performers from Lincoln Center Out of Doors's August 4 desi:NOW show share their musical influences
A trip through the renowned cellist's inspirations
A beginner's guide to forró, courtesy of Brazilian music expert Greg Caz
In advance of our March 15 ¡VAYA! 63 show at the David Rubenstein Atrium featuring Quintero's Salsa Project, our partner Carlos Chirinos selects music that represents the Venezuelan Afro-Latin sound, from salsa to Afro-Venezuelan inspired popular music.
Tariq Al-Sabir shares some of the tracks that have inspired his latest show, #UNWANTED, at the David Rubenstein Atrium
DJ Mar Y Sol picks a few favorites by the legendary New York City band.
An introduction to the world of Cape Verdean music
Son Lux members Rafiq Bhatia, Ian Chang, and Ryan Lott—who perform in Lincoln Center's American Songbook on February 28—share a few of their current favorites and why they love them.
A list of recent activist anthems, curated by Ani Cordero
Everything you need to charanga yourself into oblivion
An introduction to global sounds of Korea
DJ Natasha Diggs shares her favorite tracks in advance of Soul in the Horn's December 27 appearance at the David Rubenstein Atrium
DJ Youngeun gives you a head start for the next ¡VAYA! 63 show with these classic bachata tracks.
Julian Saporiti of No-No Boy shares a brief introduction to the diverse pop offerings on both sides of the Pacific
60 years, 12 tracks, 15 epic solos
Seton Hawkins traces the unique musical lineages that have informed South African jazz.
In search of four mythical composers of NYC's past.
A chronological journey of Doctor Nativo's musical influences
Be Steadwell shares her favorite sad love songs.
Steve Jordan's all-star funk band is taking the idea of a supergroup to the next level.
A taste of the flourishing São Paulo music scene with Brazilian musician Negro Leo.
Orquesta El Macabeo's influences reveal their eclectic sonic roots.
James Hunter shares some of his earliest musical influences.
You know who loved coffee? Bach. And Beethoven. And Mozart.
The Mambo Legends Orchestra's own Mitch Frohman picks a few highlights from the Tito Puente catalog.
DJ Mar Y Sol picks a few highlights from Quijano's extensive catalog.
Brush up your hustle with this playlist curated by Joe McGinty.
Chicago singer Zeshan B's multidimensional perspective on soul music.
Leader of Los Habaneros, one of NYC's best Cuban dance bands, Gerardo Contino shares eight essential tracks from his childhood in Havana.
The French-Tunisian saxophonist and composer traces his path to a life in music.
A sneak peek at the performers for the 2018 Independent Music Awards Ceremony
2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipients the Calidore String Quartet share their favorite string quartet recordings.
The renowned violinist traces his relationship to Bach's music back to its source.
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson shows us a different side of Beethoven's piano sonatas.
Eight colorful string quartets that were Made in the USA.
The 21st-century soul man combines his influences into a killer playlist.
Harrison's book Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History celebrates the contributions black women have made to American history.
Settle in with a hot drink and enjoy a perfect soundtrack to falling snow.
Have the holiday blues? New York cabaret icon Joey Arias has the cure.
A mixtape of 21st-century pop and classical music from the creators of the Yeethoven project.
Nothing prepares you for a grand undertaking better than a carefully crafted prelude.
Composer/pianist Samora Pinderhughes takes us through the songs of resistance that influenced his Transformation Suite.
Singer-songwriter Irka Mateo traces the folk roots of alternative music and jazz in her native Dominican Republic.
Conductor Thomas Dausgaard leads us through the works that inspired Beethoven's Missa solemnis.
Discover the origins of an art form in this playlist curated by the head Juilliard Historical Performance program, Benjamin Sosland.
Ancient texts, great tunes, same earthly woes.
10 deep cuts from DJ Bongohead's salsa dura vinyl crate.
Take a journey through a North African musical phenomenon.
Get into the rhythm of things with this sunny collection of songs.
1,000 years of music inspired by the sun, the moon, and the immensity of the cosmos.
Delve into the psychology and musicality of Schubert's famous Wanderer in various versions of five songs.
L.A. composer and musician Miguel Atwood-Ferguson shares what he loves about hip-hop legend J Dilla.
Explore our world with these musical adventurers from five continents.
In eight tracks, electronic music artist Hello Psychaleppo offers an extraordinary portrait of Syrian music today.
Bandleader and percussion player Kyungyi's playlist of Coreyah's influences and inspirations.
The marvelous spirit of Satchmo rings out in 20 essential tunes.
Jill Sternheimer—the curatorial force behind Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors—provides the soundtrack for summer parties.
The New York Philharmonic’s Music Director Alan Gilbert looks back at some of his favorite performances from his tenure with the orchestra.
Performers from this past season’s LC Kids Artists at the Atrium bring joy to the back seat.
Jazz pianist Marc Cary serves up ten tunes off the Harlem Sessions menu of new standards.
Braxton Cook and Jazze Belle are your guides to an astral new sub-genre of soul.
From Bach to Copland, this playlist takes us through 300 years of spring celebrations in music.
The Nashville indie star picks tunes to inspire you in the kitchen.
Getting ready should sound like this.
Pedro Coquenão (a.k.a. Batida) curates a list of cross-border musical monologues and dialogues.
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jamie Lidell reminds us not to underestimate the power of fun.
Acclaimed composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa shares a few of his musical influences.
Heat up your headphones with 11 classic jams.
One hour. 10 songs. Six decades of ear-opening music from Ethiopia.
The renowned British chorus director Simon Halsey picks his favorites.
A look back at some of the great Cuban artists we’ve presented over the years.
The pianist talks about some of his all-time favorite recordings.
The Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter remembers some of his favorite performances.
Pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane shares his favorite recordings (and a few live performances) of Mozart’s piano music.
Artists talk about the impact of Steve Reich’s music on their work and lives.
Drummer and bandleader Evan Sherman drops some knowledge about eight of his favorite swing tunes.
7 essential songs from one of the great voices of salsa.
The Tony nominee shares his favorite recordings by five remarkable women.
Ten must-hear songs by the radiant, eccentric star
Broadway director Lonny Price offers a snapshot of Frank Sinatra and the golden age of American song he presided over.
In a pair of highly danceable playlists, Silent Disco DJs Joey Carvello and Bill Coleman capture the distinct vibes of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.
Discover the iconic “Muscle Shoals sound” with these tracks, hand-picked by the musicians that created it.