April 2014 Archives

An overview of the 2014 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) with Programmer Jesse Bishop, and Pete Tedrow tells us about “The Star Fish Throwers” as part of the MN Made Showcase.

“A Discussion on Race and Hip Hop Dance in MN,” with choreographers Jason Noer aka B-Boy J-Sun and Kenna Cottman, along with global hip hop facilitator Zenzele Isoke, Ass’t Professor of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at the U of M. Also, Los Angeles-based TeAda Productions presents Leilani Chan’s “Refugee Nation” at Intermedia Arts.

Nordic Roots scholar and musician, Kari Tauring. We talk about her Völva Staving (sacred body geometry and toning in a Norse cultural context; runes, staff rhythm, and voice combine to create physical alignment with the world tree of Norse cosmology), her recent recording “Nykken and Bear” (with musicians Drew Miller and David Stenshoel, of Boiled in Lead) as well as delving into what she calls inherited cultural grief and healing. Her pioneering Nordic Roots work landed her a role on the Norwegian reality TV show, “Alt For Norge” in 2009!

An in-depth interview with writer, educator and activist Louis Alemayehu. We discuss his early days in Chicago and the Black Arts Movement, the seminal poetry jazz ensemble Ancestor Energy and his recent journey to Ethiopia. He will be at the Pangea World Theater Workshop this Saturday, April 26th @ 7:30pm for “Q and A: An Intimate Evening with Louis Alemayehu.” For more information, go to pangeaworldtheater.org.

Repeat broadcast: An interview with Elizabeth Armstrong, Curator of Contemporary Art and Director of CAMP (Center for Alternative Museum Practice) at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. We discuss the current show that she has curated, along with her colleagues, called “Sacred.”