Saturday, October 08, 2011

Alabama Arts Radio Podcast, Chris Holmes

Alabama Center for Traditional Culture Director Joey Brackner interviews Alabama Public Television (APT)  producer Chris Holmes about his new film "Sucarnochee: A Revue of Alabama Music."  The film profiles several Alabama musicians who participated in a special concert this year at the University of West Alabama in Livingston as part of the Sucarnochee Revue series.  The film will premiere October 24th at 9pm on APT. (more)

Alabama Arts Radio Podcast, Birmingham Sunlights

  This program is a repeat of Steve Grauberger interviewing James Alex Taylor and Barry Taylor, two of the six  members of the gospel a cappella group the Birmingham Sunlights. In 2009 the Birmingham Sunlights received a National Heritage Fellowship for master folk and traditional artists in a ceremony in Washington D. C. from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).  In this interview James and Barry Taylor describe the history of their group, its members and the travels they have experienced singing and representing Alabama in Africa, France, Italy and the United States. Musical examples of their singing are presented as well. (more)

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Alabama Arts Radio Podcast, Mary Foshee and Charla Cochran

Arts in Education program manager Diana Green interviews Mary Foshee and Charla Cochran from the Children’s Dance Foundation, in Homewood, Alabama. The Children’s Dance Foundation offers classes in dance, drumming and dramatics for all ages, and tours performances and workshops to schools and community organizations. More detailed information about their programs and their contribution to arts education in our state is included in this interview. (more)

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