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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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 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

Active Listening playlist for 09/27/2012

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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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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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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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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

Active Listening playlist for 07/28/2011

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Tony Toni ToneFeels GoodTone
Alice RussellGot the Hunger? (DJ Vadim Remix)
Sparnky WilsonFancySuper Cool California SoulUbiquity
Raphael SaadiqGood ManStone Rollin
Jane DarwinAutumn Night45 single
Los PinguosTierra SantaBailaputomaya
RebelArabian Knightz
AhlamJerusalem IIRevolt Against Reason
Bahama Soul ClubAfro Shigida feat KojatoBossa Nova Just Smells Funky
Kid CudiWildn Cuz Im YoungMan on the Moon II
Masterpieces of the Chinese Cheng Solo
Erykah BaduI Want YouWorldWide UndergroundMowtown
?Brazilian Sexy Song
Soulman and the BrothersWalk From Regio'sSHAFTpickwick
Landon WordswellI think I need you NowHope for TomorrowWord is Bond
Charlie ChazAmarte Es Un ProblemaBachata FiestaBMG
QuanticCumbia Hip Hop Sampler
TupacCalifornia LoveSingle
The CoupEverythang
Fela KutiAlu Jon Jonki JonFela Ransome Kuti and the Africa 70MCA
ExumaThe Obeah ManExuma
Youlou MabialaMofutela NDakoSelf TitledEddyson Consortium
Pee FroissDjalagatyThe Rough Guide to African RapRough Guide
Tribe Called QuestOh My God Remix
RJD2A Sunday MysteryMagnificent City Instrumentals
James BlakeCMYK(website)
Sandialia De PrataSamba Pesado(website)
Salli Terri and Laurindo almeidaBai BumbaDuets with Spanish Guitar
Facundo CabralNo Soy de Aqui ni soy de alla(website live)
Ismael LoneneSelf TitledMango
Manu ChaoIl faut mangerSiberie metait contee
Zion IBoom BipDeep Water SlangRaptivism
El GeneralRayes Le BledWeb
Dead PrezHell Yeah2 Fast 2 Furious
Dead PrezHappiness
Raphael SaadiqThe AnswerStone RollinColumbia

Active Listening playlist for 07/14/2011

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Lila DownsYunu Yucu Ninu
Roy Hargrove
James BlakeLimit to your Love
TupacMe Against the World
Curtis Mayfield
Alicia KeysWoman's Worth
Esther PhillipsDoing Our Thing
Marvin GayeSexual Healing
James BlakeCMYK
Amr DiabAllah Ala Hobak
James GalwaySound of the Seashell
India ArieBrown Skin
Dj ShadowWhat Does Your Soul Look Like Pt 1
Freddie CrugerSomething Good w/Desmond Foster
Modesky Martin and WoodUninvisible
Yousou N'DourAbsa Gueye
Shafik N AfrikaLove Still Hurts
Zion ISilly Puddy
MysticOnce a Week
YellowmanWatch Your Words
Peleican OssmanTaqueria
Los Fabulosos CadillacsEn Mis Venas
De La Soul
SaRaMelodee N Mynor
Chris TurnerLiquid Love
Gil Scott and Brian JacksonBeginnings (The First Minute)
Hugh MasakelaMamani
Salif KeitaSada
Cesaria Evoradesilusao dum amdjer
Roberta FlackDo What You Gotta Do
Climbing PoetreeSun
Coco RosieGood Friday

Active Listening playlist for 06/16/2011

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Max RibnerHold On Tight
India ArieStrength Courage and Wisdom
Sean HayesPolitics
Max RibnerOli
Slum Village
monty python
frankie smithdouble dutch instrumentqal
Build an arkYou've gotta have freedom
Erykah BaduThe Healer



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

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