KPTZ announces a week-long radio special on the history of Brazil’s Choro music. The show, A Joyful Cry: Brazil’s Choro Music was produced by WFMT Radio Network out of Chicago, and is hosted by Chicago flautist Julie Koidin and Brazilian musician Geraldo de Oliveira. It is a west coast premiere, presented in four one-hour segments, documents the history of this music - the first truly Brazilian music - that predates samba and Bossa Nova. Air dates:
#1 - The History of Choro to the Present Day - Mon. 4/23, 8-9pm (after On the Romani Trail)
#2 - Choro and Classical Music - Tues 4/24, 7-8pm (followed by Jazz Notes)
#3 - The Brass and Woodwind Virtuosos of Choro - Wed. 4/25, 8:30-9:30am (during Al Bergstein's Music to Drink Coffee to)
#4- The String Players of Choro - Fri. 4/27, 7-8pm (in place of Sing It! Sister)
This show dovetails with the 9th annual Centrum Choro workshop.
Please tune in to KPTZ and celebrate the deep river of Choro music that runs through Brazil. Then come listen to Choro played live on Sunday morning, April 29, 9-10:30am Participant Performance at the Wheeler Theater in Fort Worden. It's free and open to the public.
This Friday, Tossed Salad host Phil Andrus will be on air 20 minutes early (that's 12:40pm for you digital sorts) for Can’t Wait for Salad, featuring Sarah Zale and “Call for Poems on the Death Penalty”.
And here's the rest of the Tossed Salad lineup:
1:00 - Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer, with Thom Lord on bass
1:30 - Rebecca Rottsolk, Rainshadow Chorale
2:00 - Bob Rosen, South County Report
2:30 - Tigran Arakelyan, PT Community Orchestra, with Larissa Freier, violin
3:00 - The Winter Wrens: Heather Lovetree, Gretchen Sleicher, Caitlin Battersby
3:30 - Judith-Kate Friedman, “Songs From the Sound”
4:30 - Don White, reading ...
In a painful and ironic twist of fate, Marcus Henthorne, a member of Port Townsend’s Non-motorized Vehicle Advisory Board and a prominent Port Townsend advocate for bicycle safety, died of injuries sustained in a collision with an automobile while riding his beloved bicycle down 19th Street in Port Townsend a couple of weeks ago. This week on the Compass we reprise a special memorial program produced by Tossed Salad host Phil Andrus remembering Henthorne.
Host Phil Andrus welcomed 18 talented students, beginning with fiction from Elly Dam and literary opinions by Ava Cecil, Tilly Norton, and Kai Ryan.
They were followed by music from six 4th graders who sang songs from The Drum, a musical directed by Kim Clarke.
Finally the seven pictured 5th graders rounded out the segment with a presentation on Ocean Acidification.
1:00 - Doug MacLeod, blues artist from Austin TX
2:00 - Panel discussion on bicycle safety, with Samantha Thomas, Richard Dandridge, & Nhatt Nichols
3:00 - Romi Trower, director of “What If It Works”, with Janette Force of the Women’s Film Festival
3:45 - Brett Navin brings students from Blue Heron Middle School
4:30 - Catherine McNabb, reading “The Eye”, by Alice Munro