Thursday, March 19, 2009

Alabama Arts Podcast for March 31st 2009

Alabama native and National Old-Time Banjo Champion Robert Montgomery talks with Deborah Boykin about his musical influences and the upcoming Chicken and Egg Festival in Moulton on April 18-19, 2009. In the program he demonstrates old-time banjo styles and discusses his recordings.

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Alabama Arts Radio podcast for March 17th, Christian Harmony Singing School

Steve Grauberger visits County Line Church in Corner Alabama to interview Cassie Allen and Emily Creel about their Christian Harmony singing school and next day singing held February 7th and 8th, 2009. Discussed in this program is the history of the 1958 Alabama edition of William Walker's Christian Harmony and the necessity of holding singing schools to teach shape-note singing. Also included in the program are songs recorded during this year's event.
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Saturday, March 07, 2009

Alabama Arts Radio podcast for March 10th, Folklorist Paddy Bowman

Deborah Boykin interviews folklorist Paddy Bowman, Director for Local Learning. The National Network for Folk Arts in Education about her recent workshop for Alabama educators at the statewide Arts Education Summit. Bowman, who moved to north Alabama as a teenager, uses this experience to explain the importance of community and culture in the classroom.
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