A graduate of the New England Conservatory, Chris Kjorness works as a writer, musician, and educator in Northern Virginia. When not wielding the weapon of the future, you can find him indoctrinating his two young boys with music snob specials.
Brotherhood of the Traveling Parachute Pants | 1 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM
Like lattés, Baby Bjørns, and bicycles, we bookish white boys love hip-hop. What one nerdy white boy from Wyoming learned from hip-hop.
Beats, Rhymes and Jihad | 6 Oct 2014 // 8:30 PM
Hip-hop appeals to those who feel powerless and disenfranchised, which is why ISIS looks to hip-hop communities as potential recruiting grounds.
The Music That Sprouts Between Empires: Ukrainian Culture Amidst Conflict | 22 Jul 2014 // 8:30 PM
Ukraine was once considered the musical heartland of the Russian Empire, its culture thriving between the cracks of various powerful and competing empires.
Toumani Diabaté and Sidiki Diabaté: Toumani & Sidiki | 21 May 2014 // 8:04 PM
A father and son treat listeners to an album that took 700 years to make and subtly make an important statement about the nature and resilience of culture.