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!


Episode Archive

Hot tunes on a rainy night

Active Listening
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Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:00am
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The Seamstress of Sound bringing you hot tunes

Active Listening on 04/10/14

Active Listening
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Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:00am
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Spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, soul, folk, and world music

The Seamstress features artists from the upcoming Soul'd out festival-with ticket giveaways!

Active Listening
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Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:00am
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Active Listening and Soul'd Out Fest artists and giveaways

Active Listening with the Seamstress of Sound

Active Listening
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Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:00am
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Active Listening with ticket giveaways

Active Listening on 02/27/14

Active Listening
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Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:00am
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Spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, soul, folk, and world music

Active Listening with the Seamstress of Sound

Active Listening
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Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 12:00am
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Active Listening Ticket Giveaway

The Seamstress of Sound hosts poet Landra Glover

Active Listening
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Thu, 02/13/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:00am
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The Seamstress host poet Landra Glover

Active Listening with the Seamstress of Sound heads up during our Fundraising Drive with special guest and community rockstar Landra Glover. Landra Glover is the 2013 National Head Start Parent of the Year. In 2005 she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of the District of Columbia. Shortly after, she started writing for various local community papers in the Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C. In 2007 she wrote her first book titled Inside a Poet’s Pocketbook, a collection of poetry.

Active Listening presents Ancient Sol

Active Listening
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Thu, 01/23/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 12:00am
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Active Listening featuring local band-Ancient Sol

Active Listening with an Arabic Twist featuring special guest DJ's Dana Ghazi and Mohammed Usrof

Active Listening
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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 12:00am
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Active Listening with special guests Dana Ghazi and Mohammed Usrof

Active Listening on 12/26/13

Active Listening
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Thu, 12/26/2013 - 10:00pm - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 12:00am
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Spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, soul, folk, and world music


Zoo on the BOO an interviewooo with the Seamstress of Sound

Active Listening
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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

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

Active Listening
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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

Active Listening
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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.

Active Listening
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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 02/14/2013

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Active Listening
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Andre 3000Happy Valentine
Jill ScottSpring Summer Feeling
India AriePrivate Party
Sly and the Family StoneEverybody is a Star
James BlakeA Case of You
Kim HillSunny Blue
Raphael SaadiqGood Man
Diana Ross and Marvin GayeMy Mistake
Tina TurnerWhat's Love Got to Do With It
Al GreenSimply Beautiful
James BlakeLimit To Your Love
Erykah BaduTimes a Wastin
Ahmed MuinHiyaati
Bob Marley and the WailersGonna Get You
Stronghold Songs (Dub Snakkr)Jana Jana by Abu Jafaar
Build an ArkLove is our Nationality
De La SoulIt's Like That
Erykah BaduI want You
CommonI Want You
Mashrou LeilaEl Mouqadima
Nina SimoneBreak Down
LTWLove to the World
Third WorldNow That We Found Love
Janet JacksonWhat Have You Done For Me Lately
James BlakeCMYK
Cee-lo GreenAll Day Love Affair
SadeBy Your Side
El Iqaa#things that Quicken the Heart

Be Careful With Each Other So We Can Be Dangerous Together

Active Listening playlist for 01/24/2013

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Active Listening
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Narcycist feat Stefan Cristoff and Shadia MansourHamdullah City of Life
Amir Sulaiman/Omar Offendum/The Narcicyst/Freeway/Ayah/Sami Matar#Jan25
Mohammed AlfarraIshi Gheer
Martin Luther Kingfrom I have a dream speech
Lowkeyobama nation
Lowkeysomething wonderful
Mashrou' Leila/Eric Truffaz QuartetShim El Yasmine
Omar OffendumFinjan
Z the PeopleDon't Want Your Life
Build an Ark/Carlos NinoPeace and Love
Arabian KnightzElectric Chair
JacqulineI will Survive
Omar OffendumHustle On
El Nargisee (feat DAM)Hamith Hiloo
Omar OffendumDamascus
Omar OffendumThe Arab Speaks of Rivers
Ahmad Nigim/DJ Boo/produced by Omar OffendumMy Darling, My Country - Illin Ova
Omar Offendum#SYRIA
Bei RuSonia
Omar OffendumSyrianamericana
Dennis BrownStop the Fussing and Fighting

Active Listening focuses on hip hop in the Arab world with special guest Syrian American activist artist Omar Offendum.

Active Listening playlist for 01/11/2013

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Active Listening
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Bob MarleyComing in From the
Tony Toni ToneIt Never Rains in Souther
Simon and
Bill FletcherThe World is a
Tina TurnerI Can't Stand the
RisqueThunder and
Wax TailorDusty
Z the PeopleStop the
Jose JamesPark Bench
Tom YorkeAnd it Rained All
The CurePrayers for
Mosley WottaBoat/ sea /
Power of OneThe
KnaanWash it
AmericaHorse with No
Joni MitchellRainy Night
EmancipatorSoon it will be Cold
Arrested DevelopmentRaining
The TemptationsI wish it would
Raphael SaadiqIt's a Shame(The Spinners)
Shuggie OtisRainy
Stevie WonderI can see the sun in late
Simon and GarfunkelHazy Shade of
Millie VanilliBlame it on the
Toots and the MaytalsI Really love the
Ann PeeblesI can't stand the
James BlakeEnough
Bill WithersAin't No

Active Listening playlist for 12/13/2012

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R ScherNon Stop Tina Fabrik
max ribnerbrotha sista
azar habib
Lady May
meeshelove to love you
slum villageslumbers
saul williamsnot in our name
queen latifahUNITY
TrackademicksEnjoy What You Do
Siren's EchoThis LIght of Mine
Erykah BaduThe Healer
The NarcicystFly over Egypt
Axel F
Sean PaulGimmie the LIght
Isley BrosBetween the Sheets
Monk Higgins and the SpecialitesGotta be Funky
quanticFrom the Tropical Crates
FunkadelicNot Just Knee Deep
Frankie SmithHandbone
Michael JacksonDon't stop till you get enough
DJ Nu-MarkOya Indebure
SeijiTodo Mundo
Enur Feat NatasjaCalabria
Cheikh LoSenegal-Brasil

Active Listening playlist for 12/06/2012

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Active Listening
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Revolution RecsAna Mish 3adad
Seasunz and J. BlessTrack 6Earth Amplified
Freddie Kruger Desmond foster`Over the Ocean
The pharcydeSoul Flower (remix)
salt n pepaindependant
indeepthe Dj saved my life
SwoonRising Appalachia
Al GreenJesus is Waiting
NahkoAloha Ke Akua
Bob MarleyWork
Allen StoneSleep
Ramsey LewisDo Whatever Sets You free
Cassandra WilsonWent Down to St. James Infirmary
CArol WoodsLet it Be
ShaftWalk from Regios
Lupe FiascoAround My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)
Commonbreak my heart
PAul Simon50 Ways
ImpressionsThey Dont Know
The CoupWear Clean Draws
Rappin FortePlayers Club
Rose BentClass
Kool and the GangMore Funky Stuff
Jah LudeReggae Dub Dub
Terrance McKennaThe Miracle
Oscar Peterson TrioI'm a Fool to Want You
Wax TailorTime To Go (Feat Aloe Blacc)
Preservation Hall Jazz BandJust a Closer WAlk with Thee (featuring Tiffany Lamson)
Taj MahalCorrina
Raphael SaadiqOh Girl
Jimmy HughesMidnight Affair
Snoop DoggVapors

Active Listening playlist for 09/27/2012

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Active Listening
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Mashrou Leilainti mneh?
SadeSoldier of Love
Slum VillageCloser feat dwele
James BlakeCMYK
Stevie WonderGirl Blue
Gil Scott HeronDelta Blues
Grover WashingtonAint No Sunshine
Nas and Damien MarleyCount Your Blessings
Los LadronesLas Luces Del Norte Reprise
Sean HayesDrop Down
Slum VillageOld Girl/Shining Star
MOsley WottaCityscape
Dylan MuldrewThe Beat
Mashrou LeilaHabibi
Obo AddyAwo Awo
Sean HayesRosebush Inside
Erykah BaduSoldier
B Side PlayersCrossroads
Sweet SmokeSilly Sally
Black Eyed PeasJoints and Jam
MC LyteI Cram to Understand U (Sam)
Talib KweliLove Language
YoussounDour and Neneh Cherry7 Seconds
Sean HayesOpen up a window
Bantous De la CapitaleMakambe Mibale
Georges Yazbek
ShiraShik Shak Shook
Los LadronesMontana rosa
BossacucanovaSmaba Da Minha Terra
Sean HayesShake Your Body
Mosely WottaOnce Upon a Native
Rose BentHigher
Jurassic 5Contribution
EmancipatorSoon it will be Cold Enough

Active Listening playlist for 09/13/2012

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max ribnerhere in spirit
bjorkchrystelline feat omar soulyman
michel more and sean eliotoh lord
juanita cuencatic tac
lin lindforsdin egen sol
rev recs and ahmedAna mish 3dad
el rass and munmamajnoun leila
mashrou leila/erik truffaz quartetshim el yasmine
takefall in love again
rose benthollow 6/6
ebadu/mark ronsona la modaliste
las chakachascanella
halle rootsbado neber
dj sesqui mixtokuta
raw silkdo it to the music
poor righteous teachersrock this funky joint
jazzual suspectsthis beat
yarah bravofreedom fighters
michael frantistay human
lupe fiascobitch bad
house of vibe allstarsthe light
ras muhamadget thru it
watoto from the nileletter to lil wayne
nina simone remixedain't got no/I got life
I've got a brand new pair of rollerskates
raphael saadiqheart attack
paper lace1the night chicago died
kmc kruthe devil came up to michigan
gil scott heron& jaimie xxNew york is killing me
max riberyes we can

Active Listening playlist for 03/22/2012

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Active Listening
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Aretha FranklinReach Out And TouchLive At Fillmore WestRhino
Olu DaraYour LipsIn the WorldAtlantic
Set Break
Roberta FlackCompared to WhatFirst TakeAtlantic
Fontella BassBrown Eyed Handsome ManBrown Eyed Handsome ManUndertow
Stevie WonderBoogie On Reggae WomanOriginal Musiquarium I, vol. IITamla
Smokey RobinsonI am I amThe Ultimate CollectionMotown
James BrownIntro/ Cold SweatLive at the Apollo 1995Scotti Bros
Set Break
Jorge BenPonta de Lanca AfricanoAfrica BrasilUniversal Records
Gilberto GilAquele AbracoAcusticoWarner
Erasmo CarlosMane JoaoBrazil 70Soul Jazz Records
Gilberto Gil & Jorge BenFilhos de GandhiGil e JorgeVerve
Manu ChaoMentiraClandestinoEMI
Carlos VivesEl Amor de Mi TierraEl Amor de Mi TierraEMI
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Orquesta SensacionEn Guantanamo de 1920Tributo a BarrosoBIS Music
Barbarito TorresCorazon de ChivoHavana CafePimienta Records
Set Break
Bob DylanVisions of JohannaBiographColumbia
Neil YoungUnknown LegendHarvest MoonReprise Records
Merl Saunders & FriendsThe Night They Drove Old Dixie DownFire UpFantasy
Levon HelmPoor Old Dirt FarmerDirt FarmerVanguard
Dave Rawlings MachineI Hear Them AllA Friend of a FriendAcony
Gillian WelchLook at Miss OhioSoul JourneyAcony
Set Break
Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio with Billy BangBig MLive at the River East Arts CenterDelmark

DJ Benjamin filling in tonight...

Active Listening playlist for 08/25/2011

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Active Listening
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Democracy Now with Bill Mckibbon
Seasunz and J BlessWater War song track 6Earth Amplified
Breathe Owl BreatheSwimming
Black StarRespiration
Stevie WonderMaster Blaster
Billie Holiday RemixSummertime
Bobby BrownDon't Be Cruel
Salt n PepaIndependant
Erykah Badu n crewLove of My Life
Frankie SmithTriple Dutch
Living LegendsWar and Peace
Dead PrezWe Want Freedom
The ExecutionersScratch To This
Al GreenSimply Beautiful
Aretha FranklinThat's the Way that I feel About you
Marvin GayeSexual Healing
Ernest RanglinNana Chak Pipe
Kool and the GangLife is What you Make it
Nina SimoneAint Got No- I got life
De La SoulSoul Flower (Remix)
Sheila ENoon Rendevouz
Kid CudiLost in the Mood
Zion IJuicy Juice
Mohammed Alfarra Ft Darrious and Big EShorty
Rose BentTrickin On Remix
CMYKJames Blake
Sean HayesTurnaroundturnmeon
Erykah BaduTime's a Wastin
Erykah BaduIncense
Toots and the MaytalsI've Got Dreams
Eddie KendricksMy People
JDillaMy People
Erykah BaduMy People
K'naanUntil the Lion Learns to Speak
DAMMean Il Habi?
DAmien and NasCount Your Blessings

Active Listening playlist for 08/11/2011

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Active Listening
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Fabulous Soulstake me
Erykah Baduye yo
Komeh KoromaThe Other Side
AhmadBack in the Day
John ColtraneOut of This World
LifesavasThe Soul Goes On
ZOO? feat VursatyleJazz
Zakee Ahmad LSounds of Experience
nasworld is yours
de la soulbreakadawn
ZOO?in the flowers
Cut Chemist feat hymnalWhat's the Altitude
Mos DefTravelin Man
Zakee Ahmad LThe Portland Tribute
Zion IFinger Paint
Sean HayesOpen up a Window
Raphael SaadiqThe Answer
ChiwanisoLook at the Spirit
Harold ButlerAfrica On My Mind
John Coltrane and Duke EllingtonIn A Sentimental Mood
ImpressionsThis is My Country
KnaanBlues For the Horn



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-



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