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Art and Love Not War: Music as Protest and Sweet Treat on Sonic Watermelons, February 14, 2011

14 Feb

MAJOR funding cuts are being proposed for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). To put it into context, your favorite hip hop or reggae documentary, the after school music or art teacher who listened and taught you something, the first public forum you attended because it was about music and culture – these things are all funded by NEA and NEH money.

I dedicate today’s edition of Sonic Watermelons to all of the digital and street soldiers who are spreading the word about this lunacy.

Sonic Watermelons on BSR
Monday, February 14, 2011
4:00-6:00 PM

Hear it live or archived: www.bsrlive.com
Studio phonelines: 401-863-9277
Contact: www.IsisStorm.com, www.VenusSings.com

Presented by Venus Sings and Isis Storm
Because the World is a Big Place
With Big Ideas and Lots and Lots of Music

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Seven Days of Music Plus Two Guests: Sonic Watermelons on BSR, Mon Feb 7

7 Feb

7 days of music + 2 guests = the February 7 Edition of Sonic Watermelons on BSR. Tune in to the live stream at http://www.bsrlive.com

Sonic Watermelons on BSR
Monday, February 7, 2011
4:00-6:00 PM

With special guests Michelle Cruz and Jess Powers joining “Reza Rites” and “J9” for a seven-day review of music coming to Providence and Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Monday February 7 through Sunday, February 13.

Hear it live or archived: http://www.bsrlive.com
Studio phonelines: 401-863-9277
Contact: http://www.IsisStorm.com, http://www.VenusSings.com

Presented by Venus Sings and Isis Storm
Because the World is a Big Place
With Big Ideas and Lots and Lots of Music

Sonic Watermelons on BSR, Radio with Venus Sings & Isis Storm: Monday, Jan 31, 2011

31 Jan

No technical difficulty, hero’s honor, or snowstorm will keep us away…

Sonic Watermelons on BSR
Monday, January 31, 2011
4:00-6:00 PM

Hear it live or archived: http://www.bsrlive.com
Studio phonelines: 401-863-9277
Contact: http://www.IsisStorm.com, http://www.VenusSings.com

Presented by Venus Sings and Isis Storm
Because the World is a Big Place
With Big Ideas and Lots and Lots of Music

Sonic Watermelons on Monday, January 10: Radio Town Hall Meeting, 4-6 PM

10 Jan

Tune in today from 4-6 PM for a special, RADIO TOWN HALL edition of Sonic Watermelons on BSR.  Our goal is to examine the possibilities of opposition without alienation, and our guest include local and national speakers.

PROVIDENCE, RI – On Saturday, January 8, the country learned about an assassination attempt on an elected official from Arizona.  In the process of the attack, the gunman hit Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the head, took the lives of 6 individuals, and injured over a dozen others.

This happened the same week that RI’s newly elected governor and attorney general announced decisions or affirmations about immigration policy that some viewed as diametrically opposed.  It also happened during the same week in which the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives in Washington, DC eliminated voting rights of six delegates representing areas such as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and American Samoa.

An assassination attempt on a woman in office in a polarized state, a polarizing issue that just got stickier here in RI, and the disenfranchisement of millions of American citizens, including in our nation’s capital.  We’ve got to talk.

Join “Venus Sings and Isis Storm” on Brown Student and Community Radio for a “Town Hall Meeting” on Monday, January 10, 2011, with special guests, Washington-DC based “emancipatory” journalist, college professor and hip hop educator, Jared Ball; Cheryl Contee aka “Jill Tubman” of Jack & Jill Politics, a blog offering a black bourgeiose perspective on U.S. politics; Dr. Toby Ayers of Rhode Island for Community and Justice, a non-profit organization that works to unify diverse communities in RI; and Providence community leader and Native American historian-activist, Raymond Watson.

We will be digging deeper into the recent news, yet we’ll focus on what we can all do to better practice opposition with alienation.  Grab a Slice, Nourish your Mind, and Spit Seeds with Venus Sings and Isis Storm.

 

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Sonic Watermelons

RADIO TOWN HALL MEETING
Examining Opposition without Alienation

Hear it live or archived: www.bsrlive.com
Studio phonelines: 401-863-9277
Contact: www.IsisStorm.com, www.VenusSings.com

Presented by Venus Sings and Isis Storm
Because the World is a Big Place
With Big Ideas and Lots and Lots of Music

We’re Baaaack: Welcome 2011 Today on BSR, Monday Jan 3 on Sonic Watermelons

3 Jan

Reviewing news in 2010 and welcoming 2011:

Sonic Watermelons on BSR
Monday, January 3, 2011
4:00-6:00 PM

Hear it live or archived: http://www.bsrlive.com
Studio phonelines: 401-863-9277
Contact: http://www.IsisStorm.com, http://www.VenusSings.com

Presented by Venus Sings and Isis Storm
Because the World is a Big Place
With Big Ideas and Lots and Lots of Music

Isis Storm Partners with Musical Guests & Newport Organizations For Pre-New Years Party and Music Show

24 Dec

Join Isis Storm and friends on Thursday, December 30 in Newport, RI


A Pre-New Years Party and Holiday Jammy Jam
with Isis Storm, Under the Table Radio, and rhymeCulture


Thursday, December 30, 2010
9 PM – 1 AM
POP! Kitchen & Cocktails
162 Broadway
Newport, RI


Free to enter
Food & Drink Specials
A Holiday Raffle
Live Music & Poetry with
5th Elament, J9, B-mor 7, and NJS
PLUS DJ’s Kellan and DJ Reza Wreckage


Learn More
www.IsisStorm.com
www.VenusSings.com
WRIU (Thursdays, 3-6 PM, www.wriu.org)

5th Elament, Venus Sings, J9 and Other Special Guests: Sonic Watermelons, Monday Dec 20 from 4- 7 PM

20 Dec

Locating the Dominican Grace Jones, Exploring music and Central America on a bicycle, and Finding inspiration in tango music, Al Green, and Parliament Funkadelic…

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REVIEWING 2010 MUSIC
SPECIAL FOCUS ON LATIN MUSIC AND WOMEN


Sonic Watermelons on BSR
Monday, December 20, 2010
4:00-7:00 PM
(Bonus Hour)

WITH SPECIAL GUEST KALYANA CHAMPLAIN, AKA 5TH ELAMENT
AND SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH MUSIC JOURNALIST MARLON BISHOP

Hear it live or archived: http://www.bsrlive.com
Studio phonelines: 401-863-9277
Contact: http://www.IsisStorm.com, http://www.VenusSings.com

Presented by Venus Sings and Isis Storm
Because the World is a Big Place
With Big Ideas and Lots and Lots of Music

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Earning a Master’s Degree, Releasing a full-length album, Running Isis Storm, Teaching tomorrow’s leaders, Starting her own label, and Teaching us how to take step one

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