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 01/27/11

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Thu, 01/27/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 01/28/2011 - 12:00am
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Live Mosley Wotta and Max Ribner! Active Listening turns up the heat.

 The playlist for this episode is now posted!

Big night for Active Listening-we've got Max Ribner and his horn

as well as Mosley Wotta hot from their set at the Doug Fir!  

Tune in for live interviews and some sweet jams as well as a

a ticket giveaway to see MIDNITE at Mt Tabor Theatre on Friday 1/28!

-the Seamstress

Active Listening on 12/30/10

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Thu, 12/30/2010 - 10:00pm - Fri, 12/31/2010 - 12:00am
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Active Listening: Ticket Giveaway for Mahmoud Ahmed and featuring music from Africa and Diaspora

 Active Listening: Ticket Giveaway for Mahmoud Ahmed and featuring music from Africa and the Diaspora


featuring hip hop, soul, afro beat and folk from Africa and the Diaspora.

Special tribute segment to Mahmoud Ahmed, Ethiopian superstar, here in Portland on New Years Day. 

Active Listening on 12/02/10

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Thu, 12/02/2010 - 10:00pm - Fri, 12/03/2010 - 12:00am
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Rose Bent featured on Active Listening

 Active Listening welcomes Rose Bent to the studio to preview their new album.  A show dedicated to the Portland groove.  Tune in from 10-midnight this Thursday to hear these ladies work it!
(this month Active Listening will air on the 2nd, 9th and 30th)

Active Listening on 09/23/10

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Thu, 09/23/2010 - 10:00pm - Fri, 09/24/2010 - 12:00am
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Quannum Collective and the Gift of Gab ticket giveaway

The Seamstress is pleased to present the The Gift of Gab.  Tune in to Active Listening this Thursday from 10-midnight for a musical conversation with the Gift, before his live performance in Portland coming up on October 7th. The show will feature songs from his newest album as well as songs from the Bay Area Quannum Projects including DJ Shadow, Blackalicious and Portland's own Lifesavas.  She'll also be giving away 2 pairs of tickets to see The Gift of Gab do his thing as well as 2 pairs of tickets to see Chali2na and the House of Vibe.

Active Listening on 06/03/10

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Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:00pm - Fri, 06/04/2010 - 12:00am
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Show highlighting Palestinian and revolutionary music

 In light of the recent attacks on the activist flotilla approaching the Gaza Strip, Active Listening will be featuring Palestinian and revolutionary music with possible live interviews this Thursday night from 10-midnight on KBOO

Active Listening on 04/29/10

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Thu, 04/29/2010 - 10:00pm - Fri, 04/30/2010 - 12:00am
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Guru tribute set

You're a Shooting Starr, that is what you are...

Active Listening pays tribute to the late great Guru of Gang Starr fame.  Tune in for our Spring Fundraiser and come along as the Seamstress takes you for a ride through hip hop history...

Active Listening on 04/08/10

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Thu, 04/08/2010 - 10:00pm - Fri, 04/09/2010 - 12:00am
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Ticket Giveaway Tonight on Active Listening

Tune in tonight at 10 pm for Active Listening with the Seamstress of Sound.

She'll be giving away hot tickets to a great new Portland festival: Soul'd Out!

Gil Scott Heron, Dead Prez, Steel Pulse, Bonobo and can score tickets to some of the hottest concerts in town by tuning in Thursday April 8th from 10-midnight.



Active Listening on 01/28/10

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Thu, 01/28/2010 - 10:00pm - 11:55pm
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Tribute to 2009's best. Join Richard "Lockjaw" Lindsay for two hours of memorable music by the dear


Active Listening on 07/23/09

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Thu, 07/23/2009 - 10:00pm - Fri, 07/24/2009 - 12:00am
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Trading off on the 1s and 2s...and 3s and 4s DJ Acidwash teams up with the Seamstress for a crazy q


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

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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 01/27/2011

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Max RibnerAmani
Max Ribneroli
RH FactorHardgroove
Erykah BaduThink Twice feat Roy Hargrove
The MarkaysLast Night
MIdniteWise Mind
Medicine for the PeopleGhost Embodied
Afro Q BenConjunction
Third WorldRejoice
Build an ArkCollective
De la soul/maceo parkerI be blowin
dangeloFeel like makin love
max ribnerhold on tight
Ernest RanglinSurfin
Cheikh loSenegal Bresil
MidniteGot Heat
Mosley WottaBoom For Real
mosely WottaSmoke
MOsley WoTtaConsolidate

Active Listening playlist for 01/13/2011

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Kaziah JonesMessage in the Bottle
Chris TurnerLiquid Love
Original CastFreedom, LiberationSelma
Max RibnerHold On TightAmani
WarI Had a DreamEric Burden Declares War
Martin Luther KingI have a Dream
Erykah BaduTwinkleNew Amerykah pt 1
Erykah BaduSoldierNew Amerykah pt 1
Janet JacksonState of the WorldRhythm Nation
Guru2Jazzmataz Streetsoul
Sierra Leone Refugee All StarsDununyaRise and Shine
Neville BrothersYour Times UpTreacherous
Kid CudiRevolutionMan on the Moon Two
Rick JamesMary JanesCome Get It
Erykah BaduBack in the DayWorld Wide Underground
Max RibnerNew Old LeansAmani
El ChicanoViva TiradoCelebration
Joe BataanChevre Que ChevreCall My Name
mama DiabateKoffi ColaN'Na Niwale
Yousou N'DourBaay NiasseEgypt
Erykah BaduReturn of the AnkhNew Amerykah Pt 2
Kid CudiThe MoodMan on the Moon
Salt n PepaShoopSingle
Isaac HayesDo Your ThingBest of
PrinceHey LoverBest of
Nina Simone GroovefinderAint Got NoRemixed and Reimagined
Ike and Tina TurnerFunkier Than a Mosquitos TweeterWorkin Together
Gil Scott HeronNew York Is Killing MeIm New Here
Roots Manuva
Jose JamesPark Bench PeopleThe Dreamer
Climbing PoetreeEven if She Can't FlyAmmunition

Active Listening playlist for 12/30/2010

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Unsung Heroes and TY feat BreisRight Here in Front of You
oliver mutukudzikunzwe Kwadaka
dance mix
GidigidimajimajiAtoti Pt 2
Various`Libre Ego
Les Nubians#4
Mahmoud AhmedTenbelel Loga
Pierre AkadengueOsiro
Uyasebenza MntakababaMama Kalindwe
King Sunny AdeSunny Ti De Ariya
Prophets of the CityTownship Dwella
Amadou and MiriamBaara
Mahmoud AhmedAbet/Yes Please
Mahmoud AhmedOhoho Gedama
Mahmoud AhmedSalam Peace
Fela KutiShakara
Damien MarleyFriends
Bibson/XumanKay Jel Mal
Missa Luba
Soweto Gospel ChoirJerusalem
Hugh MasakelaJohannesburg Hi Life
Miriam MakebaSiyahamba
Mahmoud AhmedBelomy Benna

Active Listening playlist for 12/09/2010

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Erykah BaduAppletree Summertime Mix
India AireBrown Skin
LowKeySomething Wonderful
Natasha AtlasA Man's World
Beats AntiqueDaze
Zion IFlow
Sunni Patterson feat Katherine CleaverWe Made It
Gil Scott HeronOn Coming from a Broken Home Pt 1
Saul WilliamsSha Clack Clack
Cheikh LoSenegal Bresil
SidestepperMas Papaya
Dead PrezAfrika Hot
Rose BentTrickin On Remix
DJ KrushStill Island
Brand NubianRun Free
Democracy Now
Prince PaulVexual Healing
Nina SimoneFunkier than a Mosquitos Tweeter
Mos DubTravellin Underground
Easy Star All StarsExit Music For a Film
RadioheadWeird Fishes/Arpeggi
ImpressionsKeep on Pushin
PharcydePassing Me By
Nas and Damien MarleyPatience
Les EscrocsPirates
Nickodemus feat Carol CCleopatra in New York
J DillaWild (Instrumental)

Active Listening playlist for 12/02/2010

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Rose BentLet Me Entertain
BlazersBust a Bucket
Sirens EchoHands Together
Blacque ButterflyBlack Girl
LifesavasFreedom Walk
David RovicsJenin
NicoluminousTime to Act
Hungry MobUrban Reality
Mossly Wattafor real
Sirens EchoBig City
My-GOregon is where I come from
Rose BentA New Tomorrow
Rose BentSexy
Rose BentLyin in my Face
Rose BentHey Daddy
Rose BentRose Bent
Good Guys
Nu ShoozI Can't Wait
Good GuysKeep on Talking
Blacque ButterflyPoetry Saved My Life
NicoluminousLas Manos
My-GLife Goes On Remix
Sirens EchoPerfect Peace

Active Listening playlist for 11/11/2010

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living LegendsWar and Peace
Damien Marley and NasAncient People
Eek-a MouseNoahs Ark
Aloe BlaccI Need A Dollar
Erykah BaduGet Money
Diana RossLove Child
StylisticsGive a Little love
Aloe BlaccLoving you is killing me
Cut ChemistWhats the Altitude
Gift of GabEscape to Mars
Herbie Hancock & Grandmaster Flash
FrankieDouble Dut
QuasimodoCome On Feet
Baka BeyondTogether Again
X PlastazMsimu Kwa Msimu
Sean HayesDream Machine
Shadia Feat D.A.M.kollon 3endon
Cee-lo Green feat Jazze PhatnasteesMy Kind of People
Joe ClaussellFeeling Good-Nina Simone
LovageStrangers on A Train
Poor Righteous TeachersStrictly Mashon
Lady GThe Light
CommonThe Light
Joan As PolicewomanFeed the Light

Active Listening playlist for 10/28/2010

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Shafiq HussainLe StarEn-A-Free-kARapster Records
Bob MarleySun is ShiningKayaIsland Records
Hugh MasakelaGoing Back to New OrleansThe Union of South AfricaMowtown
ARETHA FRANKLINElusive ButterflySoul '69Atlantic
Taiko Drumming(it's in japanese- can't read title)
IntertribalTha TribeWoodland Groove
Ye YeAfia Walking TreeSoul AffirmationzSpirit Drumz
B-Side PlayersNuestras DemandasFire in the YouthConcord
DJ ShadowWhat have I doneThe Outsiderumvd
Saul WilliamsA pledge to resistNot in My Namesynchronic
J-LIveBraggin Writes Domecracker RemixNo Edgeups in South Africacompilation
Mahotella QueensZwe KumushaNext Stop SowetoStrut
Pablo Lubadika PorthosMadelenaSound D'Afrique II Soukous
Paul Simon50 Ways to Leave your LoverStill Crazy after all these yearsLegacy Recordings
CommonForever BeginsFinding ForeverGOOD music
Quincy JonesBetcha Wouldn't Hurt MeThe DudeA&M
Michael JacksonAnother Part of MeBadsony
The Roots feat JaguarWhat you WantSingleSony
DJ ShadowWhat does your soul look likePreemptive Strikefontana island
The DoorsWhen the Music's OverStrange DaysElektra
Sly and the Family StoneKeep on DancingFreesony
Nina Simone Mike Mangini MixGimme SomeVerve Remixuniversal
Raphael SaadiqStaying in LoveThe Way I See Itcolumbia
Stevie WonderI Believe When I Fall in LoveTalking Bookmowtown
Erykah BaduLove of My Life (Hip Hop)SingleMCA
brazilian drumbeatunknown
Joe BataanKeep the ChangeCall My Namevampi soul
WarAint No Need to Worry about the FutureWhy Can't We Be Friendsavenue
Sean HayesOpen Up a WindowRun Wolves RunSean Hayes Music
Bob MarleySun is Shiningkayaisland
Rita MarleyOne Drawsinglevarese saraband
Erykah BaduPuffworld wide untergroundmowtown
Lady GThe Light
Felix Housecat Nina simoneSinnermanVerveuniversal
GorillazSound Check(Gravity)GorillazEMI
Roberta FlackSee you ThenQuiet Fireatlantic
Aloe BlaccLong Time ComingShine Throughstones throw

Active Listening playlist for 10/14/2010

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Mary MartinFavorite things
Salt n PepaPush it
tabla gamda
Cut ChemistThe Garden
Eric B and RakimPaid in Full
Freddie Cruger feat. LynnPretty Little Thing
Nina SimoneFour Women
DJ Shadow
Joan as PolicewomanFurious
Lowkeyobama nation
Damian Jr. Gong MarleyRoad to Zion
Manu ChaoMerry Blues (DJ Muggs RMX)
Slick RickHey Young World
OutkastI like the way you move
The RootsThe Seed
MIAPull up the People
Mosly watta
House of Vibe feat Lady GThe Light
Billie HolidayHe Aint Got Rhythm (Poppyseed Remix)
Erykah BaduThe Healer
Lyrics BornCallin Out
Dead PrezI'm An African
DAM feat Shadiakollon 3endon
Eddie KendricksMy People...Hold On
PharcydePassing Me By
Los Fabulosos CadillacsEl Matador
Bob MarleyThem Belly Full
Low KeySomething Wonderful
Erykah BaduBag Lady

Active Listening playlist for 09/23/2010

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Gift of GabIn Las Vegas
DJ Shadow6 days
BlackaliciousAural Pleasure
LatyrxThe Bumpin Contraption(The Recalibration)
QuannumThe Quickening
Gift of GabEscape 2 Mars
LatyrxSay That
Lyrics BornCallin Out
Gift of GabWay of the Light
BlackaliciousSwan Lake
Dj ShadowPt One Blue Sky Revist
DJ ShadowOrgan Donor
Lifesavas5th Horseman
DJ Shadow/Cut ChemistBrainfreeze
Gift of Gab feat Del and Brother AliDreamin
BlackaliciousShallow Days
Gift of GabA to G
Lyrics BornLove me so Bad
Blackalicious with Saul WilliamsRelease pt 1, 2, 3
DJ ShadowShort stem/long stem
Joyo VelardeTake You Home

Active Listening playlist for 09/09/2010

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Otis ReddingChange is Gonna Come
Al GreenChange is Gonna Come
ImpressionsA Change is Coming
Shuggie Otis
Taj MahalWest Indian Revelation
My-GOregon is where I come from
RZAGhost Dog instrumental
MY-GLife Goes On
AFro QbenNo More warfare
Arabic Hits4
Stereo MC'sFever
Freddie CrugerThe Hustle
Sade Remix NeptunesBy Your Side
Handsome Boy Modeling SchoolSunshine
Youseff LateefChing Miau
Pete Rock and SL SmoothThey REminisce over You
De La SoulTravelin'
DJ Shadow and Cut ChemistBrainfreeze
The Jimmy Castor BunchIt's Just Begun
Earth Wind and FireShining Star
MIchael JacksonBaby Be Mine
Stevie WonderMaster Blaster
Erykah BaduThink Twice
Donald ByrdThink Twice
Erykah BaduTurn Me Away (Get Munny)
Isley Brothers feat Gabriel ReneFootsteps in the Dark
Ice CubeToday Was a Good DAy
TechnotronicPump Up the Jam
Bel Biv DevoePoison
Talib KweliToo Late
Janet JacksonState of the World
Lauryn HillEvery Ghetto, Every City
Mary J Blidge REmixBe Happy
Cee-lo feat Jazze PhatMy Kind of People
The ImpressionsThis is My Country



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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