As a reporter, NPR’s "All Things Considered" host Ari Shapiro has witnessed wars and revolutions. Inspired by his experiences around the globe, Ari created a one man show, HOMEWARD, featuring the songs of upheaval, patriotism and hope, from places that are less far away than they seem. The show debuted in Washington, DC in April and recently played to enthusiastic crowds at Joe’s Pub in NYC.
When Ari Shapiro is not in front of a microphone on stage, he sits in front of a microphone as a host for NPR's "All Things Considered", the most listened-to radio program in America. He’s reported from above the Arctic Circle and aboard Air Force One. He’s covered wars in Iraq, Ukraine, and Israel, and he has filed stories from five continents. (Sorry, Australia.) He is also a frequent guest performer with Portland’s mini orchestra Pink Martini — in which he has appeared on four of their albums, singing in several languages. Shapiro made his singing debut with the band at the Hollywood Bowl in 2009 and has since toured the world with them, performing in venues such as The Royal Albert Hall in London, L'Olympia in Paris, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C, and Carnegie Hall in New York.