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The Why Music Podcast

The Why Music Podcast

By The Why Books
The Why Music Podcast was created especially for curious children and young adults who want to find out about a range of musicians from around the world. Join Nate Holder and a few special guests as we explore different musicians and their music throughout history!

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S1E1 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - South London‘s Finest!

The Why Music Podcast

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S2E10 - Lord Kitchener - The Grandmaster of Calypso
Lord Kitchener (real name Aldwyn Roberts) was one of the most famous and influential calypsonians of all time. He sang a song on the actual Empire Windrush ship when it docked in Tilbury on the 22nd June 1948 and wrote many songs which tell us more about what life was like for him and other Black people in England at that time. The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded, and produced by Nate Holder. www.thewhybooks.co.uk
09:03
April 05, 2022
S2E9 R.D.Burman - The Prince Of Music
R.D.Burman was one of the most influential musical directors and composers in history. He scored for over 300 films in Bollywood, and collaborated with his father S.D.Burman, wife Asha Bhosle and sister-in-law Lata Mangeshkar (S1E9). The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded, and produced by Nate Holder. www.thewhybooks.co.uk
08:52
March 29, 2022
S2E8 Florence Foster-Jenkins - The Worst Singer Ever?
Florence Foster-Jenkins was an American socialite and musician who was referred to as having a terrible singing voice. What is it that makes a good voice? Why did singers such as Barbra Streisand and David Bowie love her so much? The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder. www.thewhybooks.co.uk
10:06
March 22, 2022
S2E7 Yoko Kanno - Fasten your Seatbelt!
Yoko Kanno is an award winning musician and composer who has written music for films, anime, tv shows, and video games in her career so far. She is the leader of the band called the Seatbelts and is known around the world as one of the most influential composers of the last 20 years. The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder. www.thewhybooks.co.uk
08:45
March 15, 2022
S2E6 Ella Jarman-Pinto - Take a Break!
Ella Jarman-Pinto is a Black woman composer of mixed heritage who has received repeat commissions from BBC Radio 3, and was described as 'one of the UK’s most exciting music-makers’ by Classic FM. In this episode, she talks about her work as a composer, her identity, and gives powerful advice to music makers of all ages! Find out more about Ella here https://www.ellajarmanpinto.com/ The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder. www.thewhybooks.co.uk
21:38
March 08, 2022
S2E5 Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez are a husband and wife duo who have written music for some of the most popular musicials and animated movies of the last 15 years.  The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder (I do not own any music heard in this episode). www.thewhybooks.co.uk
07:04
March 01, 2022
S2E4 John Blanke - 'The Blacke Trumpet'
John Blanke is the only Black Tudor in British history who we can identify with a picture, and he was a musician! By looking into history, what can we learn about 'The Blacke Trumpet'? The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder (I do not own any music heard in this episode). www.thewhybooks.co.uk
08:10
February 22, 2022
S2E3 Queen Latifah - All Hail The Queen
Queen Latifah is one of the most influential hip-hop artists of all time. A trailblazing rapper and entrepreneur, she has won multiple awards for her acting, while spreading messages of unity and women's empowerment. The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder (I do not own any music heard in this episode). www.thewhybooks.co.uk
08:07
February 15, 2022
S2E2 Marian Anderson - On The Steps Of The Lincoln Memorial
Marian Anderson was a vocalist and the first African American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera in 1955. She played an important part in the Civil Rights struggle and sang in an infamous concert on the steps of the Lincoln memorial in 1939 The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder (I do not own any music heard in this episode). www.thewhybooks.co.uk
08:51
February 08, 2022
S2E1 Ric'key Pageot - For The Love Of Music
Ric'key Pageot is a pianist, director and composer living in LA who has worked with many different artists including Madonna. For Black History Month, I sat down with him to learn about his life, music and some of his favorite Black classical musicians. Find out more about Ric'key at www.parlorsocial.com/ The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder. www.thewhybooks.co.uk
16:56
February 01, 2022
S2E0 Intro & Thanks!!
Thank you to everyone who has listened, downloaded and rated the Why Music podcast! Get ready for Season 2 coming in Feb!! The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids (and adults) to learn about different musicians and music through history! www.thewhybooks.co.uk
02:17
January 17, 2022
S1E12 The Beach Boys - Surfin' USA
Who are The Beach Boys? Where are they from? What were some of their biggest hits? Find more about their life and music with this podcast! The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder. www.thewhybooks.co.uk
08:50
May 11, 2021
S1E11 Florence Price - Gone But Not Forgotten ft. Elizabeth de Brito
Who was Florence Price? She was the first Black woman to do what? What does she mean to ur special guest Elizabeth de Brito? Find more about her life and music with this podcast Check out Elizabeth de Brito's radio show 'The Daffodil Perspective' https://www.thedaffodilperspective.org/ The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder. www.thewhybooks.co.uk
10:21
April 19, 2021
S1E10 Erik Satie - I Only Eat White Stuff!
Who was Erik Satie? What music did he make? What religion did he start? Find more about his music and life with this podcast! The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder. www.thewhybooks.co.uk
08:01
April 11, 2021
S1E9 Lata Mangeshkar - Queen Of Melody
Who is Lata Mangeshkar? Where was she born? What happened when she was 13? Find more about her music and life with this podcast! The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder. www.thewhybooks.co.uk
08:12
March 29, 2021
S1E8 Gilberto Gil - Music and Politics!
Who is Gilberto Gil? Where was he born? Why was he put in prison? Find more about his music and life with this podcast!  The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder. www.thewhybooks.co.uk
07:49
March 22, 2021
S1E7 Chick Corea - It's Also Just A Lot Of Fun
Who was Chick Corea? Where did he get his nickname from? Who did he play with? Find more about his music and life with this podcast!  The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder. www.thewhybooks.co.uk
09:17
March 15, 2021
S1E6 Joni Mitchell - A True Artist
Who is Joni Mitchell? What disease did she have as a kid? What instrument does she play? Find more about her life, music & influences in this podcast! The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder. www.thewhybooks.co.uk
07:43
March 08, 2021
S1E5 Kathryn Bostic - Composing is Storytelling!
Who is Kathryn Bostic? What does she do on a typical day? What is her composing process? Find more about her music and life with this podcast!  The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder. www.thewhybooks.co.uk
10:28
March 01, 2021
S1E4 Jocelyn C Chambers - Be On Stage With Us
Who is Jocelyn C Chambers? What does composing mean to her? Who inspires her? Find more about her music and life with this podcast! The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids to learn about different musicians and music through history! Find a worksheet and additional information from The Why Books at www.thewhybooks.com Find @thewhybooks on Instagram and Twitter Written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder
15:24
February 22, 2021
S1E3 DJ Kool Herc - The 'Father' Of Hip Hop
Who is DJ Kool Herc? What is his real name? When was the birth of hip hop? Find more about his music and life with this podcast!  The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder. www.thewhybooks.co.uk
09:12
February 15, 2021
S1E2 Sis Rosetta Tharpe - The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll
Who was Sis Rosetta Tharpe? Where was she born? What instrument did she play? Find more about her music and life with this podcast! The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder. www.thewhybooks.co.uk
06:48
February 08, 2021
S1E1 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - South London‘s Finest!
Who was Samuel Coleridge-Taylor? Where was he born? What is he known for?  The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder. www.thewhybooks.co.uk
07:52
February 04, 2021
S1E0 Intro
Welcome to the WHYMusic Podcast!   Check out The Why Books at www.thewhybooks.com @thewhybooks (Instagram & Twitter)   Written, produced and hosted by Nate Holder @n8holder (Instagram & Twitter)
01:46
January 19, 2021