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SPOK FREVO ORQUESTRA

October 3, 2014

SPOK FREVO ORQUESTRA
October 28, 2014
Byham Theater
Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series

Spok Frevo Orquestra draws inspiration from frevo, a vibrant music of elaborated arrangements and deep roots. Spok Frevo takes tradition to the center stage, but does not renounce allegiance to freedom. It relies on what jazz is all about: improvisation. Spok Frevo Orquestra takesfrevo from its traditional supporting role at carnivals and presents it as the leading actor, shedding light on its original texture and complex technique – allowing room for artistic freedom and improvisation. With its inexhaustible energy and relentless, driving rhythms, “it would be difficult to find jazz music which is more infectious than fervor or more definitive of a region” (All About Jazz).

Buy tickets: http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/production/43167/spokfrevo-orquestra?cid=CT_102014_WEB_TP15_SpokFrevoGlobalBeats

A wide range of Brazilian music can be heard on WRCT’s Brazilian radio hour on Fridays from 6 to 7 pm with DJ Carla Leininger.


Pinkney Hall: October Themes

September 26, 2014

During WRCT’s Fall Schedule, Pinkney Hall will air live every Friday from 9 AM to 10 AM, or at least every Friday when Kenny Joe is in town. October shows will feature the following themes:

October 3 – In addition to the usual songs, we celebrate Leonard Cohen’s 80th birthday with a couple of his new songs and a couple of old ones.

October 10 – Songs about going home (or not going home).

October 17 – Kenny Joe will be out of town.

October 24 – Songs by folks born in October.

October 31 – Halloween!

If you have any requests, please call 412-621-9728 during the show.


VIA2014 Preview: WRCT Selects

September 25, 2014

The fifth annual VIA Music & New Media Festival is coming up next week, Oct. 1-5. This year’s festival features over 50 artists at more than 15 events, so we’re here to help you decide which to go see. The full lineup and ticketing info is online at via2014.com. Check out some of WRCT’s picks for VIA 2014:

Blue Hawaii / October 4 / Union Trust Buliding
Blue Hawaii is a duo from Montreal. They make ambient pop infused with techno, layered with gentle female vocals. Check out a few of their singles:

IVIES / October 3 / Belvedere’s Ultra-Dive
The Pittsburgh-based Milwaukee producer, has been rolling out beat after beat, pumping his sounds full of vintage distortion, found samples, and sunshine. His latest sound, “Burgundy,” is a loose, hip-hop-influenced rhythm. If you enjoy the eclectic, patchwork beats of Koushik or Oh No, and crave the smooth sampling of producers like Vanilla or AshTreJinkins, IVIES deserves a listen.

Little People, A/V showcase / October 4 / The Rex Theater
Little People is a instrumental hip-hop artist thats been releasing these sick cerebral videos to accompany songs on his most recent release, We Are But Hunks of Wood.

Mark McGuire, A/V showcase / October 1 / The Shop
Mark McGuire, a midwestern producer and guitarist, is coming to blow your mind with his gorgeous soundscapes.

Tell your friends: Saturday’s main event at the Union Trust Building feat. Zebra Katz, Blue Hawaii, Cakes Da Killa, Traxman, and more is just $15 at the door for students with valid ID.


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