KSUT's 15th annual Party in the Park with The Big Takeover and Baracutanga, Friday July 20th

The Big Takeover and Baracutanga will perform at KSUT’s annual Party in the Park, Friday, July 20th at Buckley Park in Durango. Gates open at 5 p.m. General admission tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate.

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K-Pop is having a moment — a big one. Billboard has announced that Korean pop music boy band BTS will have the No. 1 album in the U.S. this week, a first for any K-pop artist or group.

The #MeToo movement has been a cultural reckoning across industries, from Hollywood to restaurants — but one of the oldest that's been affected is classical music. In March, James Levine, a longtime conductor of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, was fired for allegations of sexual misconduct. And now, centuries-old works from Carmen to Don Giovanni are being challenged for misogynistic plots and themes.

All Songs Considered's Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael, Stefanie Fernández, Lars Gotrich, Stephen Thompson and World Cafe host Talia Schlanger for a quick run through the best new albums out on May 25. That includes the highly anticipated (and instant classic) Daytona from rapper Pusha-T, reggaetón hit maker J Balvin, raw and ragged rock from Thunderpussy, effervescent synth-pop from CHVRCHES and more.

Featured Albums

  • Thunderpussy, Thunderpussy

For two glorious weeks this month, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. exploded with the vibrant sound, color and culture of the historic festival Artes de Cuba: From the Island to the World.

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TERRY GROSS, HOST:

As a DJ, music and television producer, one-time NYU professor, founder of the online community Okayplayer — and, oh yeah, the drummer and bandleader of The Roots — Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson can't seem to stop adding hyphens to his job.

Editor's note: This interview contains language that some readers may find offensive.

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Traditional and Contemporary Native Music, News & Culture. Listen locally at 91.3 Ignacio/ 89.7 FM Northern New Mexico

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The Alpine Bank Community Matching Fund

A great way for local non-profits to double the impact of their message by reaching more KSUT listeners.

Attend an open KSUT Board of Directors meeting

The board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in Ignacio