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Local Live on WFHB 4-23-08: Sheasby Matiure and The Mbira Queens

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WFHB Music presents this archival session in memory of Dr. Sheasby Matiure, who passed away on November 10, 2016, in Zimbabwe. Full obituary below. RIP, Sheasby. —————————————————————— It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Dr. Sheasby Matiure on November 10, 2016 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Sheasby was an incredibly talented musician, educator and scholar in both North …

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Anna & Elizabeth: WFHB Lotus Live from Blockhouse Studios September 17, 2016

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Multi-instrumentalist Anna Roberts-Gevalt and ballad-singer Elizabeth LaPrelle honor Appalachian artistry with a repertoire collected from archives, elder musicians, and their contemporaries among the old-time renaissance in the U.S. In haunting ballads, lilting lullabies, and songs of grace and redemption, the duo showcases arresting vocal harmonies that seem both very old yet fresh and raw.  Roberts-Gevalt and LaPrelle also create and …

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Femina: WFHB Lotus Live from Blockhouse Studios September 16, 2016

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This trio of Patagonian women write and sing diverse songs in exquisite harmony to deliver an unforgettable theatrical stage performance. Hailing from the tiny mountain town of San Martin de los Andes, Fémina is made up of two sisters and their best childhood friend: Sofia “Toti” Trucco (vocals, guitar, ronroco), Clara “Wewi” Trucco (vocals, percussion), and Clara Miglioli (vocals, guitar). They mix …

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker : WFHB Lotus Live from Blockhouse Studios September 16, 2016

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Double BBC Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker infuse ageless stories of love and loss with their exquisite command of many instruments.  Josienne was born in Sussex and Ben, in Evesham; it was after studying in London, and utterly by chance, that they met in July 2009. Together they have resolutely forged their own path through traditional music. …

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Rocky Dawuni: WFHB Lotus Live from Blockhouse Studios September 16, 2016

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The Afro Roots sound of Ghanaian musician and social activist Rocky Dawuni has been influenced by the soulful music of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and the positive messages and deep grooves of Bob Marley. Rocky’s songs straddle musical boundaries between Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. Infectious grooves pair with stirring anthems meant to unite generations, and cultures. Songs performed: “Jammin’ Nation”, …

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Baladino: WFHB Lotus Live from Blockhouse Studios September 15, 2016

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The Israeli band Baladino offers fresh, authentic interpretations of unique Mediterranean music and tradition rooted in Ladino culture, singing in a Spanish-Jewish dialect spoken by Sephardic Jews. Singer Yael Badah. Badah’s collection of Ladino songs, many of which belonged to her ancestors, form the core of Baladino’s repertoire. Tradition is a departure point for the musicians, who often improvise Mediterranean-Gypsy …

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Firehouse Sessions – Syd Straw and Don Piper

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For this special on-location session, the WFHB microphones landed in an Airstream trailer owned by the hosts of Syd and Don’s October house concert in Indianapolis. The session was overseen by Syd’s manager/dog, Carol Burnett, who makes an appearance mid-session. Songs performed: “When My Ship Comes In”, “Million Miles”, “Think Too Hard” Recorded and Produced by Jim Manion: October 1, …

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My Bubba: WFHB Lotus Live from Blockhouse Studios September 17, 2016

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September 17, 2016 My Larsdotter and Bubba Tomasdottir make soulful, sensual, unhurried music that’s as playful as it is powerful. The sparse songs sometimes feature a cappella, body percussion, or simple acoustic arrangements. The lyrics are deceptively simple, sounding at times like found poetry.  “With just a guitar and vocals, they are mesmerizing in their softer-than-soft, lilting songs,” writes Amos …

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WFHB’s LocalFest & Local Live Showcase Friday, OCT 7, 8pm @ The Bluebird

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WFHB’s LocalFest and Local Live Showcase is a celebration of all things local – local music, local business, and local community radio. A fundraiser for Bloomington Community Radio co-sponsored by Local First Bloomington, WFHB’s LocalFest features the Local Live Showcase, a line up that spotlights some of the station’s favorite bands featured on this year’s Local Live on WFHB Volume …

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Boo Seeka Interview

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Boo Seeka is from Australia, a hip-hop-psych-soul/dream-tronica project that started as an outlet for a couple of musical experiments, a kind of soul petrie dish, a testing ground for new sounds. Now on their first US tour, they are appearing Saturday, September 10 at Old National Center in Indianapolis. WFHB’s Christine Brackenhoff caught up with Ben Gumbleton on the phone …

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