Active Listening

Spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, soul, folk, and world music for the revolution every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month- the Seamstress of Sound is sure to keep you active.  Like artist page "Active Listening With the Seamstress Of Sound" on Facebook for updates and sneak peaks on ticket giveaways!  If you are groovin to this music please comment on the Kboo site-Your feedback is important!


Hosted by

Episode Archive

Active Listening on 03/22/12

Air date: 
Thu, 03/22/2012 - 10:00pm - Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Active Listening

Join DJ Benjamin for a musical journey on Thursday, March 22 beginning at 10pm.

DJ Benjamin sits behind the board for Active Listening this week, taking the musical journey from genres such as folk, soul, hip hop, and blues in both the United States and countries across the planet.

Sit back and enjoy the two-hour experience, Thursday evening beginning at 10pm, on your community radio station KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland or on-line at

Active Listening on 02/23/12

Air date: 
Thu, 02/23/2012 - 10:00pm - Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
It won't be pretty

D.J. What The's "Hour of Silence" presents a tribute to the greats who made radio what it is today.  Following services, entertainment will be provided by Ronald Shannon Jackson, the Nels Cline Singers, Last Exit, Machine Gun, the right honorable Vernon Reid, Los Hermanos Brotzman, Living Colour, Jedi Mind Tricks, Circus, D. Galas, Archie Shepp, Rashied Ali, Primus, five guys named Fred, and that Zorn fellow who gets all the press.  

Active Listening on 08/11/11

Air date: 
Thu, 08/11/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 08/12/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
The Seamstress host local hip hop artist Dylan Muldrew

Active Listening hosts special guest Dylan Muldrew.  Freshly back from Fire in the Canyon Muldrew will share highlights of the festival, his top 10 songs for the summer and a live in studio performance.

Stay tuned!

(this is the next to last episode of Active Listening for one year-please direct comments about this show to the programming committee) 

Active Listening on 06/16/11

Air date: 
Thu, 06/16/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 06/17/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Special guest Max Ribner + ticket giveaway!

 Active Listening is happy to have a return vist by Portland's own Max Ribner.  An evening of improvisation between the Seamstress of Sound and Flugelhorn musican Max Ribner gives folks a taste of his style.  Tickets for his Record Release concert at the Goodfoot on June 23rd will be given away during the show.

Active Listening on 06/09/11

Air date: 
Thu, 06/09/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 06/10/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Gil Scott Heron Tribute

We lost a great poet and activist Friday May 27th. Please join in honoring him:  Active Listening pays tribute to Gil Scott Heron with a night of spoken word.  

Active Listening on 05/26/11

Air date: 
Thu, 05/26/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 05/27/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 

 Interview with Seattle Hip hop group Black Stax followed by ticket giveaway for that show featuring Portland's Rose Bent. Also tix for Aloe Blacc @ Dantes! Hott Hott Hott and Active.

Stay tuned.

Active Listening on 05/12/11

Air date: 
Thu, 05/12/2011 - 10:10am
Short Description: 
I need a Dollar-a dollar is what I need...

Membership drive ticket giveaway for Aloe Blacc! Listen up for your chance to give back to your community radio station and to hear a great underground hiphop and soul artist. As usual, the Seamstress will spin soulful tunes sure to keep you Active!

Active Listening on 04/07/11

Air date: 
Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 04/08/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Ticket Giveaway on Active Listening

Active Listening Ticket Giveaway

Soul'd Out Music Festival Tickets to Afro Cuban All Stars!

also Shook Twins and Siren Nation-Billie Holiday Tribute at Mississippi Records

Active Listening on 03/24/11

Air date: 
Thu, 03/24/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 03/25/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Active Listening ticket giveaways! Soul'd out festival

For the next 3 weeks, March 24th, April 7th and 14th, Active Listening will have a pair of tickets for Soul'd Out Music Festival.  Afro Cuban All Stars, Donald Harrison and yes folks...the diva herself- Ms. Lauryn Hill.

Thanks to Soul'd Out Fest for their generous contribution. Stay tuned 10-midnight for your chance to win!

Active Listening on 03/10/11

Air date: 
Thu, 03/10/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 03/11/2011 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
The Other 364 days...a Tribute with the Seamstress of Sound

 The Other 364 days...a Tribute with the Seamstress of Sound.

Join me in celebrating Int'l Womens Day with a musical party for some amazing women.

Potential ticket giveaways as well.

Tune in from 10-midnight this Thursday!


Zoo on the BOO an interviewooo with the Seamstress of Sound

program date: 
Thu, 04/11/2013

Osmosis Muldrew Zoo album dropped and he's in the studio with the Seamstress discussing the album and being backed by his crew.* Yes there were probably 10 dudes in the studio that night. Enjoy some up and coming local talent!



*not all lyrics reflect the values of the DJ

  • Length: 29:57 minutes (27.42 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Active Listening-live interview with MC Omar Offendum 1-24-13

program date: 
Thu, 01/24/2013

Active Listening hosts an interview between the Seamstress of Sound and MC/Beatmaker Omar Offendum listen in for some sneak peaks of his new work and from his last album Syrianamericana. 

Click here for Offendum's webpage

featuring clips from work by Sami Matar, Ayah, the Narcycist, D.A.M., Amir SulaimanDJ Boo, Bei Ru, Dennis Brown and Freeway.

Active Listening: Seatttle's own Black Stax live interview with the Seamstress 5/26/11

program date: 
Fri, 05/27/2011

 Check out this interview with up and coming Seattle's own Black Stax.

Active Listening: The Seamstress interviews Rose Bent Trio, Lady Trinity, Miss Chief and Jacque about their new album.

program date: 
Fri, 12/03/2010

 Check it out folks, Rose Bent came in for a candid interview session and spit some fine rhymes.

Enjoy- and don't forget to head out to their record release Friday at Backspace (all ages, doors open at 8)


Active Listening playlist for 12/12/2013

Air date: 
Frankie SmithHand Bone
K'naanThe African Way feat Mwafrika
Tribe CAlled RedSweet Milk Pop
InvincibleDetroit Summer
JaylibThe Red
KMC KRUDevil Came Up to Michigan
Crystal WatersGypsy Woman
Bob MarleyComing in From the Cold
Jose JamesPark Bench People
EmancipatorFirst Snow
AceyaloneThings Get Better Feat Daniel merriweather
Nina SimoneOoh Child
Z the Peoplezion is a state of mind
Mashrou3 LeilaInna Mihni
DAMI wish I could go back in time
Rebel DiazAlien
Tony! Toni! Tone!Feel Good
LatryxCall to Arms

Active Listening playlist for 12/12/2013

Air date: 
Frankie SmithHand Bone
Third WorldRejoice
K'naanThe African Way feat Mwafrika
Tribe Called RedSweet Milk Pop
InvincibleDetroit Summer
JaylibThe Red
KMC KRUDevil Came Up to Michigan
Crystal WatersGypsy Woman
Bob MarleyComing in From the Cold
Jose JamesPark Bench People
EmancipatorFirst Snow
Arrested DevelopmentMr. Wendel
AceyaloneThings Get Better Feat Daniel merriweather
Nina SimoneOoh Child (nickodemus)
Z the PeopleZion is a state of mind
Mashrou3 LeilaInna Mihni
2pacKeep ya Head Up
Erykah BaduBag Lady
DAMI wish I could go back in time
ImpressionsThis is My Country
Esther PhillipsDo Right Woman, Do Right Man
Rebel DiazAlien
Rising AppalachiaSwoon (Remix
James BlakeWhat Was it You Said about Luck?
NasOne Love
Siren's EchoThis Little Light of Mine
Mamadou and SheR.U.N. 2 me
Tony! Toni! Tone!Feel Good
LatryxCall to Arms
The Coup5 Million Ways to Kill a CEO
Living LegendsWar and Peace
Erykah BaduTwinkle pt 2
Eddie KendricksMy People...Hold On
MysticBe Free

Active Listening playlist for 12/05/2013

Air date: 
Talib Kweli and Hi TekExperience Dedication
Talib Kweli and High TekMemories Live
Omar Offendum and DJ BOOOO vs PP
OdettaAll the Pretty Horses
El IqaaDetroit Beirut
Sean HayesSufidrop
Curtis MayfieldThe Makings of You
Dave Mathews BandSweet
Nelson MandelaInaugural Speech
Rebel DiazRevolution Has Come
HanounehReal Gaza (ft promoe)
Rebel DiazLa Patrulla (feat King Capo)'0
AntibalasFilibuster X
Arrested DevelopmentAfrica's Inside Me
Talib KweliAfrica Dream
Hot ButterSong of the nairobi trio
LatryxGorgeous Spirits
Talib KweliGet By
Manu DibangoTake Time
Reggie WattsIf youre F_cking
Kid CudiWild Cuz I'm Young
D.A.M.If I could go Back in Time
Haitus KaiyoteNakamarra feat QTip
Asheru feat Omar Retnu/Mr HU HHPLove on the Go
Bill WithersShe's Lonely
Erykah BaduMe
Alice RussellHeartbreaker (Yakine remix)
D FutureSpeak
Rebel DiazWe The Movement(feat Kalae Nouveaui)
Omar Offendum and DJ BooAhmed Fouad My Darling My Country Illin Ova
Taj MahalFollow the Drinking Gourd
Erykah BaduTelephone

Active Listening playlist for 11/21/2013

Air date: 
Children's guide to PatriotismStar Spangled Banner
Erykah BaduSoldier
Tribe Called RedBread and Cheese Feat Black Bear
Medicine for the PeopleVultures of Culture
sUHEIR HaMMAD`in america
talib kwelimove something
randal wyattA Love Thing
Rebel DiazFree em all
Lauryn HillForgive them Father
Sean HayesSoul Shaker
Z the People ft El Far3iDont want your life
El Rass and MunmaBorkan Beirut
Abu JaafarJannaJanna
mashrou' LeilaNe me quittedepas
The NarcicystThe Last Arabs
SealA Change Gonna Come
Ben Harper and the Blind Boys of AlabamaThere will be a Light
House of Vibe All StarsThe Light
Taj Mahal and Toumani DiabateQueen Bee
Gil Scott Heronwho'll Pay repairations on my soul
James BlakeMala-Changes

Active Listening playlist for 11/14/2013

Air date: 
Leo MarinoMr. ClamInsane Music for Insane people # 6Insane
MasakiEngawa no okotoInsane Music for Insane people # 6Insane
VoidkampfPolitician Trying to Express His opinionInsane Music for Insane people # 6Insane
PsyclonesTribulationInsane Music for Insane people # 6Insane
Algebra SuicideTonightInsane Music for Insane people # 6Insane
Human FleshSdracstopInsane Music for Insane people # 6Insane
Maybe mentalQuietInsane Music for Insane people # 6Insane
Tara crossDesparateInsane Music for Insane people # 6Insane
Architects office0 144.8Insane Music for Insane people # 6Insane
Jean-Claude Charlier et son OrchestrePrestigeInsane Music for Insane people # 6Insane
Mr. SodenHotel MotorpoolInsane Music for Insane people # 6Insane
Twilight RitualTears On The WallInsane Music for Insane people # 6Insane
Architects Office0 144.2Insane Music for Insane people # 6Insane
VoidkampfI Left My Heart In JerusalemInsane Music for Insane people # 6Insane
Eric Abitol/Valerie DesperiezSubstance M.Insane Music for Insane people # 6Insane
SpacelingsThe WindInsane Music for Insane people # 6Insane

Active Listening playlist for 09/26/2013

Air date: 
BlackbyrdsHappy Music
AfroliciousThursday Night Kinda Swing
Dub KweliYour Gospel
Ernest RanglinMidagny
Gil Scot HeronSong of the Wind
Sean HayesRocksteady
RJD2 candy panther remixHer Majesty's Social Club
Outkast feat Erykah BaduHumble Mumble
Mohamed HamakiNaweeha
Rising AppalachiaArmy of None
Nina Simone Organica RemixWestwind
Cornel WestElevate your View
Black StarKOS Determination
Damian Jr Gong MarleyIt was Written
KnaanWash it Down
Rose BentFondue
Dj Shadow Qtip and Lateef the Truth SpeakerEnuff
Aloe BlaccPatria Mia
ImpressionsTalking about my Baby
Mark DavisOvercome
Wide Hive PlayersSworn Statement
SadeCherry Pie
El IqaaBitter Cherries
apparently these artists aren't "important" enough to list on this "music of the near east" albumAsuit
punjabi poptrack 5
Harold ButlerKampala
DonovanGet Thy Bearings
Cornel WestStruggle
Sly and the Family StoneThank You

Active Listening playlist for 08/08/2013

Air date: 
Las Flores del MalLas Flores del Mal
Las Flores del MalLas Flores del Mal
Las Flores del MalLas Flores del Mal

Active Listening playlist for 07/25/2013

Air date: 
Olu Dara/Cassandra WilsonUsed to Be
Rising AppalachiaAcross The Blue Ridge mountains
Eric SermonJust Like Music
Dj ShadowTransmission 2
Tribe Called RedPbc (Featuring Sheldon Sundown)
The Jim Ently SoundCharlie's Theme
Rose BentHigher
BeyonceMe Myself and I
Salt n pepaSolo Power
Sirens EchoHot Hot
De La SoulBaby Phat
Major LazerBubble Butt
Erykah BaduCleva
Tribe Called RedBread and Cheese (Featuring Black Bear)
Revolution RecordsMay3rafsh Skoot Ft Wasla
Tribe Called QuestThe Night He Got Caught
Bobby BrownEvery little Step
Chaka KhanI feel For You Remix
Phil CollinsAir Tonight
BonoboPieces feat Cornelia
Garifuna CollectiveAyo
BoogatPa Tu Casa
Freddie Cruger feat Desmond FosterOver the Ocean
AceyaloneThings Get Better feat Daniel Merriweather
Randal WyattA Love Thing (feat 5th Sequence and Luck One)
Mystic feat Talib KweliThe Life Remix
Erykah BaduWindow Seat
Janet JacksonCome Back to Me
LatryxBalcony Beach
Sly and the Family StoneThankful and Thoughtful

Active Listening playlist for 07/11/2013

Air date: 
Rebel DiazFree em all
Lupe FiascoAround My Way (Freedom Aint Free)
Carlos Nino and Lil ScienceGotta Have Freedom (feat Tiffany Paige)
Alica KeysElement of Freedom
Suheir HammadThis is to Certify
Hugh Masakela & Union of South AfricaGoin Back to New Orleans
Utah Phillips and Ani DifrancoFreedom
Nina SimoneI wish I knew how it'd feel to be free
SizzlaFreedom Cry
Taj MahalSlave Driver
Common feat Will i AmA Dream
The TemptationsStop the War Now
Shuggie OtisFreedom Flight
A Tribe Called RedThe Road (Featuring Blakc Bear)
Gil Scott HeronWho'll Pay Reparations on My Soul
Digable PlanetsWhat Cool Breezes Do
PlaygroundFly On
The CoupThe Guillotine
Johnny CashMan in Black
Joni MitchellA Case of You
James BlakeA Case of You (Joni Mitchell)
Erykah BaduMaster Teachers
Gary BartzCelestial Blues
Max Ribner BandLike A Stream
Livy ConnerThousand Words
Omar Offendum DJ BOOAhmed Fouad My Darling, My Country Illin Ova
The SeamstressAsma Mahfouz/Dem Now/DJ Shadow
Iron and WineFree Until they Cut Me Down
David RovicsTunisia 2011
Dead PrezPolice State
Revolution RecordsAna Msh 3dad
Israel KamakawiwooleHawai'i 78

Active Listening playlist for 06/27/2013

Air date: 
Miriam MakebaGlory
Radio RahemLove and HateDo the Right Thing
BlurGirls & Boys
A hundred BirdsBatonga
Michael JacksonAnother Part of Me
AceyaloneThings Get Better feat Daniel Merriweather
The James Hunter SixMinute by Minute
BoogatPa tu casa
Major LazerBubble Butt
climbing poetreeBetween us
PM DawnSet Adrift on Memory's Bliss
The NarcicystFly over Egypt
JaylibSurvival Test
DJ Drez!!!!! feat Zaire Black and Apryl MarieDifferences
Paul Simon50 Ways to Leave your lover
Bob Marley and Lauren HillTurn your lights down low
Bob JamesLook Alike
Damian MarleyWhere is the love
Jazzanova remixToda Tercafiera
Theivery CorporationExilio
The ChefsMr Machine
Aceyalone feat Treasure Davis and BionikHit the Road
Be Good TanyasLakes of Pontchartrain
The James Hunter SixIf I Only Knew
Randal Wyatt feat 5th Sequence and Luck OneA Love thing
Alice RussellA While
Salt n Pepa remixIndependant
Bob MarleyLove



thanks for good tunes last night. you should be every week, not every 2! if you can figure out how, let's brew something from the rest of my shiso this fall. It is pretty big. I have been waiting for it to flower but I don't think it will now... nutria

Who did "sometimes nothing

Who did "sometimes nothing is what you believe in"...
Didn't see it online-



Copyright © 2012 KBOO Community Radio | Copyright Policy | Community Guidelines | Website Illustration & Design by: KMF ILLUSTRATION