WOWD is having an afternoon outdoor music event this Sunday at Rhizome in Takoma Park. I will be performing with the Sarodine Family Band around 3:15pm and we will be playing a tribute to the late, great Charlie Mcalister (1969-2018). For this performance, we will have the energetic Celie Dailey (Charlie's partner) coming from South Carolina and performing on trumpet + keys. Also the wonderful Will Simmons from Pittsburgh (of Milkbadger & Hope Harveys fame) on guitar + trombone, plus the usual crew of Peter Geddes (trumpet), Amber Dunleavy (theremin), and Tom Murphy (drums).
SUNDAY Apr 7, 2019
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
@RhizomeDC (6950 Maple St NW)
Takoma Radio / WOWD hosts a family-friendly celebration to cap off our spring fund drive on April 7th from 2-5pm. Live music performances by: CARPE DIEM! UKES ON THE MOVE, GRUPO ROMPE CAJON, WENDY & THE LOST BOYS, WILSON HIGH PUPPET SHOW, THE SARODINE FAMILY BAND.
Special guest DICK BANGHAM signs his commemorative WOWD T-shirts.
Since July 2016, Takoma Radio / WOWD has broadcast low-power, hyper-local, non-commercial radio at 94.3FM, with a 20 watt signal reaching 3-5 miles from Takoma Park, MD- and streaming worldwide at takomaradio.org 24/7. Takoma Radio / WOWD is programmed by volunteers ranging from kids to senior, unknown to legendary.
In celebration of Saturday's special screening of THE REVOLUTION IS IN YOUR HEAD*, DJ Mackie will be spinning music by The Fallen Angels, Phil Ochs, Urch Perch, The Fugs and others. Tune in at 9am this Saturday (3/30) at 94.3 FM or online at takomaradio.org
This Saturday, March 2nd at 9:00am, DJ Mackie welcomes veteran music journalist Richard Harrington into the studio to highlight some of DC’s most legendary and important street performers: Bob Devlin and Flora Molton. Exploring the music of these two late musicians, Richard and Mackie will talk about their legacy and what they both brought to the streets of DC. Also in-studio will be Joel Bailes, of the Capitol Hillbillies, to talk about his musical experiences playing on the streets of Capitol Hill for the last 30 years.
As always, LOST TREASURES is dedicated to digging deep and providing WOWD listeners with access to musicians that may sometimes be seemingly lost in the digital shuffle of today.
Streaming at takomaradio.org or tune-in at 94.3 FM for our local listeners!
This Saturday morning at 9am, DJ Mackie will explore the sometimes “lost” instrument known as the Theremin. Named for its inventor, Leon Theremin, the innovative instrument was introduced in the 1920s as one of the first electronic musical instruments. Theremins are distinguished by the fact that they are played without the performer touching the instrument. The musician moves his or her hands in proximity to the theremin to control the tone of the sound. Few musical instruments are capable of such intimate expression, nor provide the unique visual appearance of performance.
On Saturday, DJ Mackie welcomes in-studio Arthur Harrison and Amber Dunleavy, two local thereminists who have performed together at Rhizome DC, The Electric Maid, the Takoma Park Planetarium at Montgomery College, and the Blue Groove Soundz in Arlington, VA. Having performed with Rupert Chappelle, Jobs for America and with other groups, such as The Parlour Scouts and b, Art's personal interest in the theremin also includes their design and manufacture through his company, Harrison Instruments, Inc.
Amber Dunleavy is a versatile theremin player, who has been a constant member of the experimental rock band Alzo Boszormenyi and the Acid Achievers. She is also a member of Croniamantal and Governor Silver & The Queen Bees and has collaborated with a variety of local artists including Tag Cloud, Black Saturn, T.M. Hanna, and T.V. John. More info can be found here: http://www.soundcloud.com/echolalia-1
Tune in this Saturday, 2/16, at 9am or check out the show anytime at Takomaradio.org
Lost Treasures is helping WOWD listeners find their way back to the source!
In recognition of February's African-American History month, DJ Mackie will be digging deep to find some of the most radical and revolutionary records of the 1960s and 1970s. Channeling the rhythms of historic black nationalism in America, LOST TREASURES will feature the sounds of such innovative songwriters as Gil Scott Heron, Sun Ra, Gylan Kain (of the Last Poets), Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka, and other musicians and cosmic poets who call upon ALL people to change for the better.
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