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    Beyond Category: Arturo Sandovali
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    February 02, 2016 3:53 PM
    Cuban-born trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is one of the most exciting musicians in jazz. The multi-Grammy winner takes the Blues Alley stage to perform, and sits down with Beyond Category host Eric Felten to talk about his life in music.

    Beyond Category: Arturo Sandoval

    Cuban-born trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is one of the most exciting musicians in jazz. The multi-Grammy winner takes the Blues Alley stage to perform, and sits down with Beyond Category host Eric Felten to talk about his life in music.


    What is Music Alley?

     

    Music Alley is an ongoing series of programs that bring the best in American music.

    Experience live concerts with "Hamilton Live," discover jazz with Eric Felten in "Beyond Category," request the latest music in "Border Crossings," and connect with soul music in "Soul Lounge."

     

    Join us every week for a new experience!

     

     

     

    Music Alley Spotlight


    Hamilton Live

    Video Hamilton Live: Naturally 7

    “Naturally 7” is a seven-man crew who is more than just your average singing group, it’s members have perfected an intriguing acappella style they’ve branded as “Vocal Play”—singing as instruments. In its quest to celebrate the voice, Naturally 7 not only sings but also creates every backing instrument heard on its songs.

    Beyond Category

    Video Beyond Category: Sullivan Fortner

    Winner of the American Pianists Association's prestigious Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz, Sullivan Fortner is a remarkably lyrical and musical piano player. He takes the stage at Washington's Blues Alley to perform solo, and to join in a duet with "Beyond Category" host Eric Felten.

    Border Crossings

    Video Border Crossings: LOLO

    LOLO joins Border Crossings host Larry London in VOA’s Studio 4, performing live and talking about her latest album "Comeback Queen.”

    Soul Lounge

    Video Soul Lounge: Nao Yoshioka

    She traveled from Japan to New York city with the dream of becoming a soul singer. Her journey led her to the Apollo Theater in Harlem all the way to the Soul Lounge in Washington DC. Shawna Renee sits down with Japanese soulstress Nao Yoshioka for an inspiring conversation about staying true to yourself and never giving up. Nao also shares a few cuts from her new album Rising.

    Coming up on Music Alley:

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    Soul Lounge: Sweet Honey in the Rock Feb. 10, 2016
    Border Crossings: Lights Feb. 17, 2016
    Hamilton Live: TBA Feb. 24, 2016
    Border Crossings: Fireships Mar. 01, 2016

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    June 19, 2014 5:37 PM

    DISCOVER "BEYOND CATEGORY"

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    June 20, 2014 3:32 PM

    INTERACT ON "BORDER CROSSINGS"

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    June 19, 2014 5:37 PM

    CONNECT WITH "SOUL LOUNGE"

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    June 19, 2014 5:37 PM