Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing

Grab yourself two free handfuls of new tunes selected by our panel of public-radio hosts, including new music from King Tuff, Sarah Jaffe, Frazey Ford, The Gotobeds, Hollie Cook and more.

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Tsapiky: Dance Music Fit For A Funeral

By Banning Eyre

In the West, we’re used to hearing dance music at weddings. In southern Madagascar, guests might hear tsapiky, a regional guitar-band music, at funerals, as well as any other number of ceremonies.

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Three Quick Lessons From The Violin Wunderkind Who Became A Master

At 46, Joshua Bell leads nine young musicians in the 30-minute HBO documentary Masterclass. Here, the violinist gives advice on finding yourself in the music.

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Bio Ritmo: Tiny Desk Concert

By Felix Contreras

The 10-piece salsa band has burnished its reputation on dance floors, where it never fails to make people move. So push some furniture out of the way, press play on this video, and enjoy.

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Metropolis: 9/27/14

KCRW’s Jason Bentley plays new music from SBTRKT, classic Todd Terje, Zero 7, Aphex Twin and more.

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World Cafe Next: Israel Nash

Though rooted in straight Americana, Rain Plans also references the psychedelic side of Neil Young.

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Rosanne Cash On Mountain Stage

Cash gives an extended performance that features songs from The List and The River & The Thread.

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Social Media May Reveal Killer in Death of Brooklyn Rapper

According to an article recently completed for Pix 11, on the ninth of March last year, twenty-year-old Kenny “Nu Money” Casilla was shot execution style from the front passenger seat of a vehicle in Miami.  Originally from Brooklyn, where his mother still resides, Casilla was known as a very pleasant individual, with a love of basketball, music and his mother.  He played for his high school basketball team and had intended to go on to play for a junior college in upstate New York after graduating.  However, the potential for financial success in the rap industry pulled Casilla in another direction.  According to his mother, the lure for the trade was so he could buy her a house and move her out of the Brooklyn projects.

Unfortunately, that never quite happened for Casilla.  He did grow to earn quite a bit of recognition in the rap industry, often being called upon by Juelz Santana and Fabolous—two authorities in the genre—to collaborate.  He was also quite well known for producing music and videos with his group of associates, who referred to themselves as the “Rich Mafia.”  However, he was murdered before he was truly able to earn full acclaim and accreditation in the industry—a fact that isn’t coincidental in the eyes of Casilla’s mother.

His mother, Yvette Ramos, believes her son may have been killed over jealousy in the industry.  She spent a year attempting to crack open her son’s Instagram account, in the hopes that it could provide her some solace as to what his last moments were like.  What she found was beyond her expectations.  One picture, posted just over forty-five minutes before her son was killed, shows a picture taken by the man in the driver seat kicking her son out of the car.  Another photo was posted shortly after Casilla was killed; Ramos believes this photo was sent to prove the death had been carried out successfully; the action, to her, implies that the murder was a specific hit.  As a result, Ramos has announced for anyone in Brooklyn who might have access to further pictures or information to please come forward.