When you listen to the love songs of Bedouine, you will be reminded of Karen Dalton’s world-wise voice or the breathy seduction of Minnie Riperton's vocals, the easy cool of French ye-ye singers, and the poetry of Joan Baez.
Since 1980, the 4 or 5 or 6 (or more) Floptops known as Negativland, a multimedia collective originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, have been creating records, CDs, video, fine art, books, radio and live performance using appropriated sounds, images, objects, and text.
CocoRosie's songs blend a myriad of styles and references from hip-hop to folk and opera with a focus on beat programming and production using found objects, children’s toys and other unique percussion to create a particular atmosphere of nostalgia and mystery.
Tune in Friday, January 17 @ 2 pm, DJ Sparkle Motion will host Graham Patzner, frontman of Whiskerman, for an in-studio acoustic session and interview ahead of their show at the Independent in San Francisco on Saturday, January 18.
On Method to the Madness, Friday, Jabuary 17th @ 12PM, host Lisa Kiefer speaks with Leila Salazar-Lopez, the Executive Director of Amazon Watch, a non-profit based in Oakland that works to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. Just back from the COP25 Climate Summit in Madrid, she will be discussing how government policies for economic development are causing destruction, fires, and violence in the Amazon Region.