Black History Month

KEXP celebrates Black History Month with a special edition of Swingin' Doors, where Don Slack played all-black country artists on February 1st; weekly spotlights of stand-out local artists in Throwaway Style, our northwest music column; and more!

Seattle artist Damn She Jamaican explains why she doesn't celebrate the day, identifying your true self, and some of the artists who influenced her music.

KEXP DJ Don Slack kicked off Black History Month with three hours of country from all black artists.

The Seattle hip-hop duo teams up with the #based producer for their most ambitious work yet.

The Street Sounds Host, Rapper, Producer, and DJ reflects on her inspirations and using music to tell stories.

In honor of Black History Month, local musician Delvon Lamarr of the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio shares the way John Coltrane changed his life for the better.

In celebration of Black History Month, KEXP spoke with soulful Seattle singer/songwriter Tiffany Wilson about what "Black History Month" means to her.

At 19-years-old, Parisalexa boasts more wisdom than most of us could say we did at her age on her latest EP Bloom

Seattle's own Falon Sierra shares with KEXP the joy she feels during this month, the artists that have inspired her, and encourages young artists.

Music from Jóhann Jóhannsson

A favorite of KEXP, Icelandic artist Jóhann Jóhannsson passed away on Friday, February 9th, in his Berlin apartment. The award-winning composer was 48-years-old. Revisit some of his KEXP sessions below:

With the American Contemporary Music Ensemble, recorded April 20, 2017
"Flight From The City" off his 2016 solo LP, Orphée
Live from Kex Hostel in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves 2011

Another International Clash Day has come and gone, but you can still check out our interviews with Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, James Fearnley of The Pogues, Penelope Houston of The Avengers, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, Jon Wurster, Moby, and many more. And because The Clash was anti-racist, anti-fear, pro-solidarity, pro-unity, pro-inclusion, we have spotlights of local social justice organizations so you can get inspired and get involved!

Iceland Airwaves 2017 Live Performance Videos

KEXP returned to Kex Hostel last November for our annual Iceland Airwaves Music Festival broadcast. Check out some of these fantastic performances:

Lido Pimienta

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