Music

Courtesy of Habib Koite

One of Africa’s most renowned musicians will be performing in New England this weekend. Musician Habib Koite is from Mali in West Africa. He has a unique guitar style. His instrument is tuned to the pentatonic scale, which simulates the traditional stringed instrument called the n’goni.

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The musical roots of New Haven, Connecticut, run deeper than you might think. And a new exhibit at the Gilmore Music Library at Yale University aims to showcase some of those musicians who grew up in New Haven.

Julie Freddino / WSHU

It’s pretty unusual for a radio music program to stand the test of three decades’ worth of time and still attract a sizable, growing audience. As listeners’ tastes change, so do the programs that follow.

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Connecticut native, singer-songwriter John Mayer has established a scholarship fund for Bridgeport high school students pursuing a career in education.  

Courtesy of Radiohead/Parlophone and Capitol Records

The iconic cover art of Radiohead’s album OK Computer shows a heavily distorted picture of an anonymous highway interchange. The band has never said where the picture came from. Now some internet sleuths think they’ve found it – in Hartford, Connecticut.

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