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June 8th & 9th, 2012, on The Signal:
Two centuries ago, in the tidewater regions of Maryland, traditional African worship practices merged with the beckoning Christianity of the Methodist Church. Born of that cultural intersection was a new hybrid of spiritual and musical devotion, a movement that came to be known as The Singing and Praying Bands.
June 1st & 2nd, 2012, on The Signal:
PHOTO CREDIT: SHANE CARPENTER
Mina Cheon’s “Polipop & Paintings,” Pierce’s Park, fiction from Eric D Goodman, and a Stoop story from Susan Kim
May 4th & 5th, 2012, on The Signal… Pop Art collides with politics at a new Maryland Art Place exhibition of digital paintings by Mina Cheon. We talk with the artist about her unlikely blend of fanciful imagery and serious geopolitical content. We pay a visit to Pierce’s Park, a new public green space and memorial garden located on the Baltimore waterfront. Fiction writer Eric D Goodman joins us with another radio installment of his novel-in-stories, “Tracks,” a peek into the private lives of passengers on a train-ride from Baltimore to Chicago.
The Signal, 4.27.12 & 4.28.12, Ugandan musician Kinobe, John Waters and Josh Slates on the MD Film Festival, and the purple prose of Groupon
April 27th & 28th, 2012, on The Signal…
Ugandan multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Kinobe has toured the world, but he comes from a country where there’s no word for ‘music’ in the vocabulary. We talk with Kinobe about the beauty of that paradox, and we hear the ancient sounds of the kora, the ndongo, and the akogo.
John Waters unveils his annual special-screening pick for the 2012 Maryland Film Festival, and Signal film critic Josh Slates drops in with an overview of the festival’s upcoming cinematic highlights.
The Signal, 4.20.12 & 4.21.12, World of Warcraft, “It Can Be Solved by Walking,” and “Summer of ‘68”
The massively multiplayer online roleplaying game “World of Warcraft” is inhabited by the avatars of more than ten million dedicated gamers worldwide. The master of that alternate universe is Blizzard Entertainment’s system designer Greg Street, and he joins us to talk about the ups and downs of being a virtual god.
We stroll around Bolton Hill with poet Jennifer Wallace. Her book, “It Can Be Solved by Walking,’ explores the balance between nature, man, and the built environment. It’s also a celebration of the simple pleasure of walking.
The Signal, 4.13.12 & 4.14.12, Scenic Routes Records, Telesma's "Action in Inaction," Deborah Keene at The Stoop, and punk documentary "From the Back of the Room"
We'll meet Alex Champagne and Dan Cohan of Scenic Route Records, a new label that combines old-fashioned ideals with a modern approach to making and sharing music.
We profile Baltimore psychedelic super-group, Telesma, whose new album, “Action in Inaction,” blends progressive rock, Buddhist chants, and the drone of the didgeridoo.
From the Stoop Storytelling Series, Deborah Keene recalls an ill-fated skinny-dipping outing - she and her friends made it back to Baltimore, but their clothes didn't.
Art historian Kerr Houston explores the history of music as a weapon, from the drone of Scottish bagpipes to the screaming guitar assault of Metallica
Philosopher Crispin Sartwell takes to the streets of Baltimore on an aesthetic tour of the mundane, looking for beauty in the forms that surround us every day
Photo developer Lev Bar Av shares his thoughts about our life as he sees it, in an endless stream of freshly printed snapshots
Plus, a spoken-word collaboration from Native Son and Femi the Drifish
The Signal, 3.30.12 & 3.31.12, The Filbert Street Community Garden, Esther Weiner’s Passover horseradish, and a story of pachyderm family ties at the Maryland Zoo
March 30th & 31st, 2012, on The Signal…
South Baltimore’s Filbert Street Community Garden was a trash-strewn lot when Jason Reed showed up there two years ago. With the help of Curtis Bay Elementary Middle School students, he’s transformed the area into a flourishing green space, and we’ll drop in on Jason and the kids as they dig in for their spring planting season.
The Signal, 3.23.12 & 3.24.12, the unlikely musical survival story of Zieti; ellen cherry’s new album, ‘Please Don’t Sell the Piano’; and Marc Horwitz’s Shakespearean tour de force, ‘Ages of Man’
March 23rd & 24th, 2012, on The Signal…
An unlikely musical friendship blossomed thirteen years ago between two Americans and two West Africans in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan. Together, they formed the band Zieti. Since then, political turmoil has kept the old friends half a world apart. But thanks to modern technology, they’ve made a new album nonetheless. The American half of Zieti joins us with the new tunes, and the stories behind them.
The Signal, 3.16.12 & 3.17.12, “Sphere: The Thelonius Monk Story,” traditional Irish music, international record hunter Sam Hopkins, and fiction from Elisabeth Dahl
March 16th & 17th, 2012, on The Signal…
Was Thelonius Monk crazy, or did he just want us to think so? The new biographical play, “Sphere: The Thelonius Monk Story,” puts the jazz legend in conversation with a young psychiatrist, and together they try to make sense of his unconventional genius. We’ll visit with playwright Max Garner, director Rosalind Cauthen, and actor David Mitchell, who bring the story to life on stage.