Corrido Calavera + Making Waves

Oct 05, 2013 Comments Off on Corrido Calavera + Making Waves by

From Day of the Dead to taiko, two of the top professional multicultural performance groups in Portland offer new artistic celebrations. First up, Dmae talks with artistic director Olga Sanchez and director Lakin Valdez from Milagro Theatre’s Dia de los muertos show, Corrido Calavera. And later we hear from Michelle Fujii of Portland Taiko about Making Waves 2013 […]

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White Bird Dance + NWCTS

Sep 15, 2013 Comments Off on White Bird Dance + NWCTS by

New season openings abound in September. Dmae talks international and national dance with White Bird’s Walter Jaffe and Paul King and then she checks in with Sarah Jane Hardy artistic director of  NW Children’s Theatre’s ‘James and the Giant Peach’ adapted from Roald Dahl’s novel. (Encores 11am Sat (9/21) on KZME 107.1FM) Now in it’s 16th […]

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Sea Shanties With Fisherman’s Friends

Jul 05, 2013 Comments Off on Sea Shanties With Fisherman’s Friends by

Travel to Port Isaac, Cornwall where the PBS show Doc Martin is filmed. There we meet the Fisherman’s Friends, a group of 10 men who grew up together in the same little village. Dmae Roberts visited with the singers at their favorite pub on The Platt where many townspeople gather to hear the international group give free concerts […]

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Darrell Grant & The Territory

Jun 22, 2013 Comments Off on Darrell Grant & The Territory

Dmae Roberts explores history with Portland composer/pianist Darrell Grant with his new composition. Inspired by Pacific Northwest history and geography, Grant’s ‘The Territory’ focuses on important times including the Nez Perce surrender, Minidoka Internment Camp, Chinese miners massacre and the Golden West Hotel, the second largest African-American hotel west of the Mississippi. Grant unveils this new […]

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Insatiable + Black Grace

Mar 09, 2013 Comments Off on Insatiable + Black Grace

Portland Taiko’s Insatiable is a new compositions exploring as they say “the possibilities of the art form of taiko through contemporary reflections on Japanese folk dance.”

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Rupa Marya – ‘Making Change Special

Nov 23, 2012 Comments Off on Rupa Marya – ‘Making Change Special

Hear the Making Change final special.  Join Producer and Guest Host Sarika Mehta for a special on gifted singer and activist Rupa Marya, the lead vocalist and director of Rupa and the April Fishes. Their music encompasses elements of jazz, blues, klezmer, folk amongst others, with songs in Spanish, French and English. Rupa herself was born in […]

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Crazy Janes & Ephemory

Oct 27, 2012 Comments Off on Crazy Janes & Ephemory

We feature music and memory from musicians Cynthia Stillman Gerdes and Susan Alexjander about a concert with the women of Cascadia Composers called  “Crazy Janes Collaborate!” And we’ll hear from playwright Miriam Feder about ‘Ephemory’ her play that mixes memory with the ephemeral.  ‘Crazy Jane’ is the name of an earthy character invented by the Irish poet W. […]

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August Wilson, Andrew Jackson & Don Giovanni

Oct 12, 2012 Comments Off on August Wilson, Andrew Jackson & Don Giovanni

From blues to rock to opera… We explore August Wilson, Andrew Jackson & Don Giovanni today with  Artists Repertory Theatre‘s Seven Guitars by August Wilson, Portland Playhouse‘s Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson. We’ll also hear about  Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Portland Opera. (Encores Sat 11am 10/20 on KZME 107.1 FM) (Left photo: Ramona Lisa, Alexander, Lance McQueen, Michael J. […]

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