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44 minutes | 5 days ago
Felipe Salles - The New Immigrant Experience
On this session, we welcome jazz musician and composer, Felipe Salles. We talked about The New Immigrant Experience, a recording release that represents a strong testament to the presence, experience, and inspiration by the lives of "Dreamers". Dr. Felipe Salles who emigrated from Brazil to the United States, has served as a Professor of Jazz and African-American Music Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 2010, and is a 2018 Guggenheim Foundation Composition Fellow, among many other accolades. We talked about the immigrant experience in his own life learnings, as well as the experiences from others, especially the "Dreamers" on whom is based his latest recording project. Felipe Salles and the Interconnections Ensemble, a 19-piece ensemble, will have a concert at the Academy of Music Theatre in a live-streamed performance of the New Immigrant Experience on April 24, 2021. Also, a panel discussion with composer Felipe Salles and activist Dreamers, will precede the musical experience for an expanded context. For tickets to Felipe Salles and The New Immigrant Experience you can visit thirdrow.live To learn more about Felipe Salles, you can visit his website: https://www.sallesjazz.com/
44 minutes | 8 days ago
[INTERVIEW IN SPANISH] Recibimos con mucho orgullo a la cantante y compositora mexicana, Magos Herrera. Reconocida en la escena internacional de la música por su expresiva interpretación vocal, Magos se manifiesta musicalmente dentro de diferentes vertientes sonoras que se entrelazan en el espectro del jazz. En esta conversación con Magos, hablamos sobre su trayectoria, su vida artística en la ciudad de Nueva York, la experiencia multicultural, la identidad, así como los detalles del concierto que estará ofreciendo el 17 de abril en el Teatro Academy of Music, en Northampton, Massachusetts. Este concerto virtual, ofrecerá la oportunidad de escuchar a Magos desde cualquier punto en el mundo de forma virtual, a la vez que la audiencia podrá ser vista en el escenario por Magos y los músicos, gracias a la inventiva producción de ThirdRow.Live y Laudable Productions. Para asistir a este concierto que celebra a las mujeres y también ocurre durante la celebración en Estados Unidos del mes de la apreciación del jazz, puede visitar: Thirdrow.live Para conocer más sobre el trabajo artístico de Magos Herrera y escuchar la música de sus nueve álbumes, puede visitar: magosherrera.com
38 minutes | a month ago
This is our conversation with Chilean jazz vocalist, songwriter, and arranger, Claudia Acuña. With the beginning of March as Women's History Month, and her virtual concert on March 6th, part of the International Women Rising Festival presented by Thirdrow.live and produced by Laudable.Productions, we talk about her background, and the inspiration to pursue a career as a singer and artist. This is an interview in both languages, English and Spanish.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
We are celebrating a virtual holiday, and this session has a special guest: a singer-writer, entrepreneur, and a talented multi-cultural artist who represents Turkey and New York. She is Sinem Saniye, and under her artistic name Saniyé, she shared a moment after a virtual show, to talk about her musical work, artist support and networking, her efforts to amplify women in the arts, music and performance, and she shares with is a very special acoustic version of her latest song "Baby, It's Still Christmas".
19 minutes | 5 months ago
Community Ofrenda for Day of the Dead 2020 - Attack Bear Press X RadioPlasma
October 31, 2020. Attack Bear Press founders, Jason Montgomery and Alex Woolner share their thoughts and the process behind the creation of the 2nd Holyoke Community Ofrenda 2020 to honor the Day of the Dead, and at the same time, create a space to acknowledge, honor, and remember the lives lost during 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the second year, the Readywipe Gallery in Holyoke hosted the space for an indoor installation, featured on this video, and also an outdoor setting for the community ofrenda that was built to create a space for remembrance, for celebration of life, and to bring indigenous, mexican, and latinx people together, and share this meaningful ceremony with the community as an educational opportunity to learn about the Day of the Dead, that is celebrated in Mexico, and other Latin American communities on November 1st and 2nd of every year. Also, The Wistariahurst Museum placed a giant screen at their garden, where these images were projected in real time as this live broadcasting was made, allowing the public to see from a remote location, what was happening at the Readywipe Gallery.
21 minutes | 5 months ago
HOLYOKE LOCAL CULTURAL COUNCIL 2020 GRANTS PROPOSALS
In this virtual session, we welcome Anne Thalheimer, Treasurer of the Holyoke Local Cultural Council, who shared with us the details of the currently open season for grants proposals for 2021. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the deadline has been moved to December 14, 2020, and you can submit your proposal online visiting https://mcc.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp The HLCC encourages individuals and organizations to apply for financial support through its annual grant program which is part of a statewide grant program administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). All the information regarding the Holyoke Local Cultural Council is available online at https://www.mass-culture.org/holyoke
39 minutes | 9 months ago
IRENE "I-SHEA" SHAIKLY: CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP
After an unexpected hiatus due to COVID-19, here we are. Radioplasma is back in the cyber-ether. We return to our conversations and randomness, with a session and a story of resilience, adaptation, and a reminder of self care, with Iréne I-Shea Shaikly, emcee, poet, percussionist, dancer, singer, actress, youth worker, and educator. On this session we talked about Iréne's process and adaptation through COVID-19, the experiences of a trip to Senegal that inspired some of her most recent musical work with the Lost Tribe. A song titles "Say Their Names"
14 minutes | a year ago
Betsayda Machado y su Parranda el Clavo, se presentaron en Gateway City Arts en Holyoke, el 1 de marzo. Después de una cálida y energética sesión musical, Betsayda nos brindó unos momentos para conversar sobre su trabajo musical, así como algunos detalles de los instrumentos de la cultura musical de Venezuela y una pieza teatral que esperamos poder disfrutar en el futuro.
81 minutes | a year ago
RANDOM SEARCHES PUBLIC FORUM - DEAN
Produced in partnership with Holyoke Media. On March 5th, 2020, Dr. Stephen Mahoney, Executive Principal at Holyoke High School, met with students, teachers, parents, school committee members, and community members, to listen to their feedback on the implementation of this policy. This meeting continued showing the different angles of how the random searches policy seems to be creating more problems than solutions, and it brought some moments of tension, and statements worth of scrutiny regarding data, research, and consistency in the reasons for the implementation of a random search policy. This second public meeting was held at the Tea Room in the Holyoke High School Dean Campus, and had the participation of students of both campuses of Holyoke High, teachers, school committee members from wards 1, 2, and 3, students from Smith College and UMass, the Pa’Lante Restorative Justice Program, and Ethnic Studies, among partners and members of the community. Dr. Mahoney opened the session with a timeline of the events that led to the implementation of this policy, followed by questions from the attending public, that started with a focus on medication. Dr. Mahoney announced he will be conducting lunch meetings with students, in order to continue gathering input on this matter, however he didn’t provide a specific date for when those meeting would happen. This audio recording captures the dialog between Holyoke High principal, and the attending audience, from the moments of the medication discussion, until the conclusion of the meeting.
77 minutes | a year ago
RANDOM SEARCHES PUBLIC FORUM
This is the recording of the public meeting, held at Holyoke High School, North Campus, regarding the random searches policy. Dr. Stephen Mahoney, Executive Principal at Holyoke High, met with students, teachers, parents, and community members, to listen to their feedback on the implementation of this policy. Recorded on February 27, 2020.
23 minutes | a year ago
CRAVE FOOD TRUCK
Nicole Ortiz is a young entrepreneur, who is also a student at the HCC Culinary Arts Institute. In this conversation, we learned about CRAVE, her new business, a food truck with a plant forward menu, focused on using local ingredients, and exploring different culinary influences. An inspiring session, that sets a standard for taking action and pursuing dreams and goals, while giving back to the community.
16 minutes | a year ago
HOUSE OF COLORS
Our teen host Shayleena, shares a conversation with Micah Katz Zieger, who is in charge of the programming and activities with the House of Colors LGBTQ Youth Group, based at Enlace de Familias in Main St. in Holyoke, MA. This youth group engages in different activities to provide a safe space and create awareness in different spaces around the city. House of Colors has been meeting at the Teen Room in the Holyoke Public Library for the past months, and as a way to recognize their presence, Shayleena and Micah talked about House of Colors in this radioplasma episode.
21 minutes | a year ago
VERONICA WHITE - TEEN LIBRARIAN
We had a conversation with Veronica White, "Vicky", the new teen librarian at Holyoke Public Library to give her a welcome to our community, and also to learn about the ongoing activities designed for the teen community that gathers in this dedicated space for them. With the participation of one of the teens from the group, we invite everybody to explore all the activities and programs at Holyoke Public Library. A safe place for everyone, to be.
74 minutes | a year ago
EL CPI EN BOSTON
El Centro de Periodismo Investigativo de Puerto Rico es una organización creada en el 2007 para fomentar el acceso a la información del pueblo de Puerto Rico mediante las vías del periodismo de investigación, la litigación y la formación periodística. Como parte del trabajo investigativo del CPI, resaltan los recientes eventos en Puerto Rico que resultaron en la renuncia del gobernador, Ricardo Rosselló en el verano de 2019. Durante la visita del CPI a la ciudad de Boston, se llevó a cabo una conversación sobre el trabajo de este grupo de periodistas y la importancia del trabajo investigativo. La periodista Cristela Guerra, fue la moderadora de este charla con Omaya Sosa, fundadora del CPI, Carla Minet, directora ejecutiva, y Rígel Lugo, directora de desarrollo. Agradecemos a Ágora Cultural Architects por todas las facilidades otorgadas para la cobertura de este evento. Grabado el 26 de enero de 2020, en Boston, MA. Para conocer más sobre el CPI y su contenido informativo, pueden visitar: http://periodismoinvestigativo.com/
27 minutes | a year ago
Our very special guest, is Pasqualina Azzarello, City Arts Coordinator at Easthampton City Arts, Painter, Public Muralist, and educator. In this conversation, Pasqualina shares with us the work process that took place on the creation of COALESCENCE, an exhibition that opens the residency program at the Readywipe Gallery, inside the Baustein Building in Holyoke, created as a collective work with artists Zoe Sasson, and Jason Montgomery.
36 minutes | a year ago
PODCAMP WESTERN MASS 2020
PodCamp WesternMass is celebrating its 12th edition on February 29th, 2020 at Valley Venture Mentors (VVM), in Springfield, MA. We got the chance to talk with the new team in charge of putting together this un-conference about social media, online networking, podcasting and media creation. In this session, we talked with three young entrepreneurs and professionals in the social media, marketing, and branding industry: Robyn Lee, owner of MorningBird Media. Jamie Cocco, owner of Empowered Social Media, and Aimée Boettcher, owner of Two Moons Creative.
51 minutes | a year ago
LADY MOON & THE ECLIPSE
We welcome Lady Moon & the Eclipse, on their first show and visit to Holyoke. Being this show, their last of 2019, we got the opportunity to have a conversation with all the band about its origins, the meaning of representation of Cosmic Soul, with a multi-cultural proposal that fuses soul, R&B, afrobeat, jazz, and Congolese roots. This diverse band work together as an alignment of talents, that creates music connected to the cosmic soul energy. The voices of Lady Moon & the Eclipse are sisters Ngonda Badila, on lead vocals; Ntangou Badila, and Nkoula Badila, on backup vocals, representing Congo. The rest of the band includes Arlen Ginsburg, on the Keyboards (from Chicago, USA); Jonathan Camuzeaux, on the Bass (from France); and Ken Reichl, on the Drums (from Japan). Our podcast session includes the performance of their songs "Augmented" as the opening track, and it wraps up with "Vibrations". This is the video recording of our podcast interview, on November 23, 2019, at the New England Media Lab studio, in Gateway City Arts, in Holyoke, MA.
18 minutes | a year ago
Ta'Naya. Not at easy target.
Meet Ta'Naya. She is a blind 15 years-old black girl, who recently joined our teen group for media literacy. She writes poetry, and plays piano. She is a high school student, and she is full of positive energy. In this conversation with our teen host, Shayleena, we got to learn more about Ta'Naya's story, and to be more aware of what it means to live with a disability. A powerful and moving experience, we wanted to share with everybody.
32 minutes | a year ago
MONTE'S MARCH 2019
We welcome Monte Belmonte to talk about Monte's March. A fundraiser for the Food Bank of Western Mass. intended to provide food for people in need, and create awareness about hunger, and the need to end food insecurities in the region. In this conversation we got to learn about the march's origins, and how it has been an event that has engaged different members of the communities in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties, to address the issues of hunger. Monte's March, is happening on November 25, and 26, of 2019, starting in Springfield, and ending in Greenfield.
32 minutes | a year ago
We welcome our guest, singer songwriter, teacher artist, Kimaya Diggs to an interview about her musical work, and the opportunity of enjoying a couple of songs recorded live in our session. Kimaya is an artist who explores music from different streams, and creates a unique sound, reminiscent of the vibes of folk, soul, jazz, in a soothing, vibrant, and personal musical experience. We got the opportunity to talk about her personal story, her debut album, Breastfed, her process making music, and also, her teaching experiences.
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