NPR and WNYC Radio Will Air Sold-Out Performance
Washington, D.C. and New York, NY – NPR Music and WNYC, New York Public Radio will offer a special live online concert of Icelandic singer Björk’s sold-out performance from the United Palace in New York City on Saturday, May 5, beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET. The concert will be streamed live at www.NPR.org/music, and will also be available as a free MP3 download on www.NPR.org/liveconcerts and the NPR Music All Songs Considered podcast. NPR Music All Songs Considered’s Bob Boilen and Jad Abumrad, host and producer of WNYC’s Radio Lab, will co-host the online concert.
WNYC will present an encore broadcast of Björk’s performance from the United Palace on Monday, May 14, at 7:00 p.m. ET on 93.9FM and via a live webstream at www.WNYC.org. NPR Music and WNYC will make this special radio broadcast available to NPR Member stations.
On her new album, Volta, Björk explores the current state of the world through eclectic rhythms and tribal beats. Björk will be joined by African collective Konono No. 1 during her performance from the United Palace.
NPR Music’s hit audio webcasts, produced by the popular online music program All Songs Considered, launched in January 2005 and have featured more than 100 live events to date. The concerts have showcased an eclectic group of performers, including The Decemberists, The Arcade Fire, Nellie McKay, The White Stripes, Ray Lamontagne, James Brown, Iggy Pop and the Stooges and Lucinda Williams, among many others.
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