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We wish all of our listeners celebrating Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur a Happy and Healthy New Year. Join us on WRTI 90.1 during the High Holiday season for music that will elevate one and all.

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On Tuesday, June 2nd at 6 PM, WRTI presented a special live program addressing Black Music as a form of social engagement.

When tenor saxophonist Teodross Avery first listened to John Coltrane’s iconic album Giant Steps a couple decades ago, it changed the course of his musical career.

It's Jazz Appreciation Month, and WRTI is highlighting vocalist Laurin Talese as part of a diverse playlist featuring both established and emerging women from around Philadelphia and around the world.

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On April 16th, 2020 we joined local public radio music stations, fans, and featured performers nationwide to celebrate the first-ever Public Radio Music Day.

Join us on Thursday, April 16th for the first-ever Public Radio Music Day on WRTI.

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While sprawling forsythia herald the change of seasons like a silent trumpet fanfare, we hunker down inside or go out for walks at a safe social distance. It's a springtime like none of us have ever experienced.

The wise 92-year-old, internationally renowned conductor Herbert Blomstedt said recently in an interview:  “Music is a very spiritual art. I don’t say religious; it’s spiritual, because music exists only in the air.”

British-Nigerian, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and music producer Ola Onabulé has been on the music scene for more than 20 years.

Check out the video of Ola Onabulé and his ensemble here!

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Listen to an improvised, savory, and sonic tasty treat as dessert is served live from the WRTI Performance Studio on Facebook Live by the ensemble Taste & Sound, which includes Philly-based chef and culinary instrumentalist Ben Miller and Amsterdam-based percussionist Shakoor Hakeem. WRTI's J. Michael Harrison is your host.

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