Arts & Culture

Doctor Jamie O’Mally talks about a national program for the Employment Mentoring Project for people who are blind or visually impaired.

http://www.blind.msstate.edu/

Main office: 662-325-2001
TDD: BJ LeJeune 662-325-2694 Voice/TDD
Email: nrtc@colled.msstate.edu

National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC)
108 Herbert – South, Room 150 Industrial Education Department Building
PO Drawer 6189
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762

More caracoles, peteneras, and serranas, and Juan Parra talks about the young generation of flamenco dancers.

SNOOPYCAT, B-SIDE
The thrilling conclusion!

Honoring the legacy of Nelson Mandela and the music of struggle for his release and the ending of apartheid in So. Africa. What a legacy of music is left in his wake ! Including the voices of Miriam Makeba & Dorothy Masuka, Hugh Masekela, Lucky Dube, Vusi Mahlasela, including even Gil Scott-Heron and his song, “Johannesburg”.

Hosts: Mike Fischbein, David Cummings, Robert Easley, Mike Stapp
Guests: Rachel Nelson, Esther Ouray, Mary Turck, Kelly Bower
Programs: Listening Lounge
Reporters: Christina Cerruti

Tonight was a very special night in the Echo Chamber as Dr. StrangeDub & DJ Baby Swiss put together a Tribute to Nelson Mandela and the beautiful people of South Africa. Plenty of reggae tonight, but also some great South African music, more vinyl than usual, and even some excerpts from some ANC Radio Freedom broadcasts (including a message from Oliver Tambo). We kicked the show off with the great “Free Nelson Mandela” tune from the Special AKA (vocal + instrumental). This was followed by a version of the Satta Massagana riddim, retitled simply as “Mandela”, by Tommy McCook and the Abyssinians. Then came the moving new track “The Echo of Mandela” from Victoria Moralez. Great South African music filled much of the show, and included Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Lucky Dube, Nkulee Dube, Kalahari Surfers, Nelcy Sebide, Ghetto Muffin, Udokotela Shange Namajaha, DJ Dope, and Felix Laband. Also included were the conscious tunes “South Africa” from Mystic Mike; “(Something Inside) So Strong” from Labi Siffre; “A Girl Called Johannesburg’ from Mutabaruka; and “The Wind of Change” from Robert Wyatt & the SWAPO Singers.

The DJ Baby Swiss set started with The Special AKA’s radically-reinvented “Nelson Mandela ’88” — house-mixed and clocking in at 8+minutes… But the duration record for a single track played on Echo Chamber probably belongs to the mighty Fela, coming in as he did at 17:33 with the epic “Go Slow” from Music is the Weapon of the Future. Mad Professor and Hugh Masekela turned up again, Hugh from his mid-60s Mercury release grrr, and the Mad One from his Anti-Racist Dub Broadcast. Also in the decks were Rico, Dub Caravan & Hornsman Coyote, and Burning Spear. The tail-end of the show took a left-turn into “Seasonal” territory with Buford O’Sullivan’s “Winter Storm Warning” and the Billie Holiday/Yesking remix “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” just in time for those sub-zero temperatures.

We talk with Katey Schultz about her new short story collection Flashes of War. She is a recipient of the Linda Flowers Literary Award from the North Carolina Humanities Council and a graduate of the Pacific University MFA in Writing Program.

We also chat with Matt Rasmussen about his new poetry collection Black Aperture, which won the 2012 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award.

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