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!


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Episode Archive

Active Listening on 03/22/12

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Thu, 03/22/2012 - 10:00pm - Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:00am
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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

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Thu, 02/23/2012 - 10:00pm - Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:00am
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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

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Thu, 08/11/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 08/12/2011 - 12:00am
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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

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Thu, 06/16/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 06/17/2011 - 12:00am
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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

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Thu, 06/09/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 06/10/2011 - 12:00am
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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

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Thu, 05/26/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 05/27/2011 - 12:00am
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 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

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Thu, 05/12/2011 - 10:10am
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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

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Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 04/08/2011 - 12:00am
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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

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Thu, 03/24/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 03/25/2011 - 12:00am
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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

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Thu, 03/10/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 03/11/2011 - 12:00am
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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

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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

  • Length: 29:57 minutes (27.42 MB)
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Active Listening-live interview with MC Omar Offendum 1-24-13

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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

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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.

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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 04/25/2013

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MRBLike a Stream
DJ LajediWrld hip hop women
ursula ruckerreturn to innocence
tribe called redelectric powwow
star spangled banner
saul williamsnot in our name
mos defauditorium
rebel diazfree em all
sly and the family stoneyou can make it if you try
bomba estereosintiendo
mic crenshawsuperheroes
omar offendumsuperhero
b media collectiveeveryday superheros from their EARTH DAY SPECIAL
the coupwear clean draws
invincibledetroit summer
invinciblethe emporers clothes
james blakemala changes
nahkogreat spirit
tribe callled redgeneral generations
james blakeovergrown
reggie wattsIf youre fucking youre fucking
Alice russell4 a while

Active Listening playlist for 04/11/2013

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Amp LiveThe Rightous
Osmosis MuldrewNobody Loves a Genius Child
Quincy JonesSummer in the City
Marco PoloRelax feat J Davey
Erykah BaduLove
MacklemoreThrift Store
Zeinedin and NarcycistSharq Awsat Jdeed (New Middle East)
Shadia Mansour ft Omar OffendumWe Have to Change lazim ntghaer
Remi KanaziPalestinian Identity
Bonobo feat EbaduHeaven for the Sinner
James BlakeOvergrown
ZooMuch More Time
ZooThe Beat
ZooMiddle of Nowhere
ZooChill Wave 2
Mos Def and Talib KweliK.O.S.(Determination)
Ben Harper Blind Boys of AlabamaThere will Be a Light
NahkoAloha Ke Akua
Herbie HancockOstinato (Suite for Angela)
Amp LIvePurple
LaTlatehBoov Boov
Abdelkader MerchaneHamadi
al IqaaThings that Quicken the Heart

Active Listening playlist for 03/14/2013

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bob marleySoul Rebel
D angelo and QuestloveTell me if you Still care
Rebel DiazCrazy
J DillaFuck the Police
Dead PrezPolice State
Aloe BlaccI need a dollar
Brother AliWork Everyday
Omar OffendumHustle On
MOhammaed AlfarraRaise Your Weapon
Fela KutiEverything Scatter
Cheikh LoKelle Magni
Bembeya Jazz`Air Guinee
Armada BizertaSalam (Peace)Khat Thaleth
El Edd et al.Resistant CulturesKarmaGeddon
Caro EmeraldBack It Up
House of Vibe All StarsThe Light
Shook TwinsShine OnWindow
Sean HayesRosebush Inside
CommonA Song for Assata
Nathaniel TalbotTug of WarHere in the Fields
NahkoGreat Spirit
Will I AmColors
Nas and Damien MarleyCount Your Blessings
Ani DifrancoFace Up and Sing
Erykah BaduBack in the Day
LUpe FiascoBitch Bad
Queen LAtifahLatifas Had it up 2 Here

Active Listening playlist for 03/07/2013

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BeyonceGirls (Who Run The World)
Rose BentDown on ME
MAry Jane GirlsAll Night Long
Erykah BaduCleva
India ArieGreat Grandmother
Sunni PattersonWe Made It
Climbing PoetreeI am Here
Suheir HammadThis is to Certify
InvincibleThe Emperor's Clothes
Alicia KeysEmpire State of Mind
Lauryn HillForgive Them Father
Janet JacksonThe Knowledge
Dj LaJediWorld Hip Hop WomenFrom the Sound UP
Ursula RuckerUntitled Flow
Nina SimoneFunkier than a Mosquitos Tweeter
Annie LennoxSweet Dreams
BanglesWalk like an Egyptian
Cindi LauperGirls just want to have fun
Whitney HoustonI'm Your Baby Tonight
Roberta FlackSunday and Sister Jones
Lila DownsMother Jones
Rising AppalachiaSwoon
InvincibleDetroit Summer
Rose BentHigher
EmancipatorSoon It Will be Cold Enough
Marco PoloRelax Feat J Davey
Siren's EchoSuper Soul Sistas
Shadia MansourAl Kufiyyeh
Erykah BaduThe Healer
Missy ElliotAin't That Funny
India ArieStrength Courage and Wisdom

Active Listening playlist for 02/28/2013

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George Baker SelectionI'm Gonna Love You45Colossus
Wynder K FrogI'm A Man45United Artists
Normie RoweShakin' All Over45Jubilee
Downliners SectOutside45Columbia
NamelosersLand Of 1,000 Dances45Columbia
Lee HazlewoodDella45Smash
NamelosersDo Ao45GoGo
Ray Woolf & The AvengersLittle Things That Happen45Cass
Jason Eddie & The CentremenSinging The Blues45Capitol
AttackAnymore Than I Do45London
Rupert's PeopleHold On45Bell
Malcolm MitchellSightseer45Dot
SeedsThe Wind Blows Your Hair45GNP Crescendo
Bob Seger & The Last HeardEast Side Story45Cameo
Jody DaltonDoing Things The Hard Way45Nitro
Living DaylightsI'm Real45Buddah
Graham Bond OrganizationWaltz For A Pig45Atco
Grahame BondWater, Water45Pulsar
DenimsThe White Ship45Mercury
Shangri-LasSweet Sounds Of Summer45Mercury
13th Floor ElevatorsI'm Gonna Love You Too45International Artists
EqualsMy Life Ain't Easy45President
Dave Clark FiveMaze Of Love45Columbia
KinksThis Is Where I BelongEPPye
Keith RelfShapes In My Mind45Epic
Small FacesSong Of A Baker45Daffodil
EasybeatsGonna Have A Good Time45United Artists
Bad BoysLove45Paula
IdShort Circuit45RCA
Lee RogersLove And War45Wheelsville
Flaming EmbersHey Mama45Ric Tic
Pat BrownThe Good Got To Suffer For The Bad45Jazzman
Fuller BrothersBy My Side45Keymen
Jackie WilsonI've Lost You45Brunswick
Dee Dee WarwickDon't Call Me Anymore45Jubilee
Johnny AdamsWho Are You45Ric

Haim "Coloured Glass" Kenig and Michael "Voice Of Reason" Barbara fill in with a couple stacks of 45s....

Active Listening playlist for 02/14/2013

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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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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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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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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



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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