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Finding Hillywood

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April 14, 2014 - 1:39 pm

The Rwandan genocide began claiming up to a million lives in April 20 years ago. Today, we highlight a documentary film based in Rwanda called Finding Hillywood. It’s created by a local director, Leah Warshawski and the film focuses on the vibrant Rwandan film industry today.  We talk about this film and take a [...]

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Top Ten April 7th – 13th:

Weekly Top Ten

April 14, 2014 - 12:06 pm

  1. The Holmes Brothers  Brotherhood  (Alligator)
  2. Bibi Tanga  Now  (Jazz Village)
  3. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars  Libation  (Cumbancha)
  4. Naomi Wachira  Naomi Wachira  (independent)
  5. Natalia M. King  SoulBLAZZ  (JazzVillage)
  6. Caetano Veloso  Abraçaço  (Universal)
  7. Eliza Gilkyson  The Nocturne Diaries  (Red House)
  8. Infamous Stringdusters  Let It Go  (Highcountry)
  9. John Németh  Memphis Grease  (Blue Corn)
  10. The Seldom Scene  Long Time… [...]

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Women Who Rock on Musica de la Raza, Saturday April 12th

Women who Rock Conference 2014

April 8, 2014 - 9:48 am

Saturday, April 12th at 6:30 pm on Musica de la Raza, Michelle Pallan and Monica Rojas join host Patty Fong for a discussion about the upcoming Women Who Rock! multicultural conference, taking place Thursday April 24th through Saturday the 26th at venues throughout Seattle.

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Top Ten March 31st – April 6th:

Weekly Top Ten

April 7, 2014 - 11:44 am

  1. The Holmes Brothers  Brotherhood  (Alligator)
  2. John Németh  Memphis Grease  (Blue Corn)
  3. Thievery Corporation  Saudade  (ESL)
  4. Alsarah & The Nubatones  Silt  (Wonderwheel)
  5. Johnny Cash  Out Among The Stars  (Sony)
  6. Ikebe Shakedown  Stone By Stone  (Ubiquity)
  7. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  Give the People What They Want  (Daptone)
  8. Leon Russell  Life Journey  (Universal)
  9. Sierra Leone’s Refugee [...]

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Music of the Moment:

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April 4, 2014 - 9:22 am

Five new releases that we can’t wait to share with you this month:

1. Rodney Crowell Tarpaper Sky (New West) – Rodney continues to pen deceptively simple songs that hold brilliant nuggets of wisdom.

May you always stay in touch with the things That keep you young. When you’re staring at injustice [...]

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Brazilian Guitarist, Ian Faquini:Live In-Studio

Guitarist Ian Faquini

April 2, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Saturday, April 5th Brazilian guitarist Ian Faquini performs live in the KBCS studios.

Samia Panni, host of our Brazilian music show, Raizes, talks with Faquini about his new album and his upcoming performance at The Royal Room in Seattle.

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Kore Ionz Interview on Reggae Party

Reggae band Kore Ionz

April 2, 2014 - 12:00 am

Daniel Pak of Kore Ionz will talk from Hawaii with Reggae Party Host, Rankin’ Mark.

Originally from Hawaii, Daniel is lead singer and guitarist for Seattle reggae group Kore Ionz, whose third release “Feels Good” will follow their two strong albums “World War Free” (2011) & “Half-Hour Revolution” (2008).

Kore Ionz sound is expansive, [...]

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Stories of Arrival: Youth Voices for National Poetry Month

Foster High School student with Jack Straw teaching artist Christine Marie Brown. Foster High School student with Jack Straw teaching artist Christine Marie Brown.

April 1, 2014 - 3:06 pm

April is National Poetry Month. This month KBCS in partnership with Jack Straw Productions and the Institute for Poetic Medicine (IPM ) in Palo Alto, CA will air “Stories of Arrival: Youth Voices”.

This project highlights the voices of Foster High School students. The students learn to tell their stories with direction from [...]

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GiveBIG – Tuesday, May 6th

Give BIG 2014

April 1, 2014 - 8:15 am

The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG campaign is a great way to increase the value of your donation to KBCS.

Each credit or debit card donation made to KBCS through The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG website , will receive a portion of the Seattle Foundation’s matching funds (or “stretch”) pool.

The more money we raise, the [...]

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Top Ten March 24th – 30th:

Weekly Top Ten

March 31, 2014 - 9:30 am

  1. Alsarah & The Nubatones  Silt  (Wonderwheel)
  2. The Holmes Brothers  Brotherhood  (Alligator)
  3. Ikebe Shakedown  Stone By Stone  (Ubiquity)
  4. John Németh  Memphis Grease  (Blue Corn)
  5. Tattletale Saints  How Red Is The Blood  (Old Oak)
  6. Thomas Blondet  Future World  (Rhythm & Culture)
  7. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  Give the People What They Want  (Daptone)
  8. La Misa Negra  [...]

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