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REPLAY: I’ve Endured

It ain’t a country album, Beyonce writes of her Cowboy Carter. It’s a Beyonce album. This week, we’re taking you to the Birthplace of Country Music museum to hear some of Bey’s predecessors.

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Black and Fine

Some of America’s first maestros of European art music were enslaved and free Virginians of African descent.

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I’ve Endured

Celebrating women in old time music.

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Music for Life

What makes appreciating music an important life skill?

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Director’s Cut: WGR’s Best of 2022

How hot is your honey?

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Musical Legacies

What did the music of enslaved people sound like?

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REPLAY: Music and Democracy

It’s not just a jig — it tells the story of America.

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REPLAY: Music Matters

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Policing The Jig

There’s no such thing as silence. This week’s guests reveal that there’s always something to hear.

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Music Matters

These are trying times for musicians as large gatherings have been outlawed. Virginia Folklife has created TRAIN: Teachers of Remote Arts Instruction Network in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and …

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Mountains in Harmony

The singing of former Appalachian coal miner and preacher Frank Newsome exemplifies the oldest, English-language religious music passed down orally in America. And there’s a mountain range in Romania where coal mining communities share a lot in common with Appalachia.

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Roses in December

When we hear about the end of Jim Crow, we hear mostly about kids attending schools or about major court cases. But what did the process of legal desegregation look like in everyday life and culture?

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