Music and conversation with experimental band, Eclectic Ensemble.
Meet Tim Donahue, Charlie Hendrickson and John Vance—members of the Eclectic Ensemble. Awarded a 2011 Community Arts Grant, the trio will be performing May through October in outdoor locations throughout the Twin Cities.
Eclectic Ensemble is an ambient and improvisational group that runs on solar power and transports all its gear by bicycle. Eclectic Ensemble has been performing its Music of the Sun project for two years, and was captured live at Minnehaha Falls last summer.
This installment of MinneCulture features this unique group along with commentary from the band.
Music of the Sun is made possible, in part, by funds provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council from an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature.
New music this week included releases by Paul Simon, The Butanes featuring Willie Walker, Eric Bibb, Tokyo Rosenthal, and Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadours.
We played a couple of tracks as a musical tribute to Phoebe Snow, who passed on yesterday.
If you are interested in the playlist for the show, click “more” and you’ll magically be taken to it, as well as to a link to the archives. The music starts at 3 minutes 35 seconds into the archives, just after the news.
Tonight the Echo Chamber presented the annual “Word Beat I Powa” dub poetry, beat poetry, and spoken word special to celebrate National Poetry Month. Of course, it was dub poetry that set the foundation of the show, featuring poets Oku Onoura, Mutabaruka, Jean Binta Breeze, Jazzmin Tutum, Malachi Smith, Glenville Bryan, Lady Dawn, and of course, the incomparable Linton Kwesi Johnson.