Monday Evening Melody

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December 7, 2015

Joy in Every Season

A song reinvents a classic children's hymn, and invites reflection on the intertwined natures of joy and melancholy.
Count Basie and Helen Humes' nostalgic rendition of a 1920's jazz classic provides the perfect accompaniment to a stunning piece about love, marriage, and lifelong partnership.

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October 26, 2015

Rivers Are An Invitation

For those who feel weary of the journey, Kristen Graves names "the grace in struggle," wrapped in the image of an ever flowing river. Our Monday Evening Melody for this autumn day.
Home, connection, people, familiarity: we all yearn for something. Our producer Maia Tarrell shares a song by Indigenous Australian artist Geoffrey ‘Gurrumul’ Yunupingu that evokes that essential yearning for connection and disconnection all at once.

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September 28, 2015

Whatever Is Done Is Done Together

The joyous festival of Sukkot calls to mind a song by the Wailin' Jennys, a melodic demonstration of unity in the midst of diversity, not to mention a transportive listen.