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Caption: Rara Bel Poze
Bob Francois - President and Booking Manager of Rara Bel Poze - 33rd Lowell Folk Festival

  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 15:00
Caption: Davu Seru, Credit: Andrea Canter
Davu Seru is a north Minneapolis composer who has been influenced by experiences in Chicago and Ghana, and it all comes out in his music. Davu lead...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Sarah M. Greer, Credit: Brena Greer
A decade ago, Sarah M Greer had just about enough with her job. So she quit, and enrolled in music school to study vocal performance. Now she is a ...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Anita Monga, San Francisco, CA 5/22/17, Credit: Andrea Chase
Anita Monga talks restoring fragments, revolutionary women, and honoring the legendary film preservationist, David Shepherd.

  • Added: May 30, 2017
  • Length: 20:20
Caption: Davu Seru, Credit: Andrea Canter
Davu Seru is the current Studio Z composer in Residence. Among his goals is combining west African-based traditions such as drumming and the blues...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Nick Jordan, Credit: Moriah Ziman
Nick Jordan is a contemporary rhythm and blues and pop artist who has a handle on all phases of his act, including songwriting, singing, and dancin...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2017
  • Length: 07:06
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On the latest Reel Discovery, Kristin joins in the space race with the women of Hidden Figures.

Bought by KTXK, WLPR, WSGE, KKRN, and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Dec 29, 2016
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Mayyadda, Credit: Osaro Obanor
Only recently did Mayyadda make the decision to perform professionally. But she’s come a long way in a short time, playing prestigious clubs such a...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2016
  • Length: 07:50
Caption: Kenny Barron, Credit: (c) 2016 Reese Erlich
Kenny Barron still excites audiences with his straight ahead jazz.

Bought by WAER


  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Anita Monga, San Francisco, CA 5/15/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Anita Monga talks color, tattoos, and Rene Clair.

  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 22:47
Caption: Wee Willie Walker, Credit: Doug Knutson
Wee Willie Walker arrived in St Paul around 1960. Willie has had and has a long career in music, including singing Doo-wop, gospel music and down-h...

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Mar 03, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Elliot Lavine, San Francisco, CA 2/17/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Elliot Lavine talks the pleasures and perils of 35mm, seismic overhauls, and blows to the solar plexus.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2016
  • Length: 33:16
Caption: W. Kamau Bell, San Francisco, CA 12/16/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
W. Kamau Bell talks hidden gems, Bruce Lee’s genius, and how Berry Gordy's THE LAST DRAGON gave him his first meta-moment.

  • Added: Dec 17, 2015
  • Length: 22:08
Caption: Gloria Rhoden, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Gloria Rhoden hails from Saint Mary, Jamaica. She has traveled the United States, up and down the East Coast for years. She knew Bob Marley and san...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2015
  • Length: 24:17
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This week's program was recorded on the road, in Dayton, Ohio.

Bought by WSGE and WJSU


  • Added: Aug 12, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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On fifty-two square miles of rural land in Kankakee County Illinois there is a unique sand savannah sandwiched between corn and soybean fields wher...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2015
  • Length: 11:26
Caption: Shakespeare In Detroit's Romeo & Juliet, Credit: courtesy of Shakespeare in Detroit
Sam White saw potential in the drama of a struggling city — a perfect setting for Shakespeare's plays.

  • Added: Jun 23, 2015
  • Length: 19:51
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Maya Forbes talks understanding social cues, having honest conversations, and being a sloppy dynamic team.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2015
  • Length: 09:18
Caption: Justin Simien, San Francisco, CA 10/17/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Justin Simien talks satire, social mirrors, and the truth of life.

  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 11:56
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According to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, "Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five fomented the musical revolution known as hip-hop. Theirs was a p...

Bought by WETD


  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 02:34
  • Purchases: 1
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They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that’s the case, then Stevie Wonder should know the feeling of flattery well. His son...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 13:30
Caption: Adam Leon, San Francisco, CA 4/20/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Adam Leon talks anxiety attacks, passing the smell test, and taking what New York threw at him.

  • Added: Mar 29, 2013
  • Length: 14:44
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Before Daphne Maxwell Reid appeared on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, she was a number of "firsts," including the first African American homecoming q...

Bought by KENW and WDBM


  • Added: Oct 09, 2012
  • Length: 02:29
  • Purchases: 2
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A review of the Rwandan genocide drama.

  • Added: Apr 12, 2012
  • Length: 01:59
Caption: Lady E. aka
Lady E tells me that some nights when she’s finished singing and returns to her apartment and is having trouble with the zipper on her dress, she’l...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2011
  • Length: 56:36