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

Active Listening on 07/11/13

Active Listening
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Thu, 07/11/2013 - 10:00pm - 10:30pm
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Spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, soul, folk, and world music

Active Listening on 06/27/13

Active Listening
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Thu, 06/27/2013 - 10:00pm - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 12:00am
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June-uary dance party with the Seamstress

Summer time, June-uary???  Let's dance it off tonight.

Active Listening on 06/13/13

Active Listening
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Thu, 06/13/2013 - 10:00pm - Fri, 06/14/2013 - 12:00am
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Spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, soul, folk, and world music

Active Listening on 05/23/13

Active Listening
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Thu, 05/23/2013 - 10:00pm - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 12:00am
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Spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, soul, folk, and world music

Active Listening on 05/09/13

Active Listening
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Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:00pm - Fri, 05/10/2013 - 12:00am
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Active Listening hosts Speakers Minds in conversation with the Seamstress of Sound

Thursday's program will feature a live interview with members of Speaker Minds-a soulful Portland Hip hop band.  They bumped quite a set at the Red and Black on May Day. Stay tuned and possible ticket giveaways!

Check out their video here! 

Like on Facebook for updates and alerts on Ticket Giveaways!

Active Listening on 04/25/13

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Thu, 04/25/2013 - 10:00pm - Fri, 04/26/2013 - 12:00am
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Active Listening hosts Hip hop artist Invincible live in studio with the Seamstress of Sound

Active Listening with the Seamstress of Sound presents another night of eclectic soulful tunes sure to keep you active.  Special live interview with hip hop artist Invincible from Detroit. We'ill spend a some time together talking about her new work.  

Active Listening on 04/11/13

Active Listening
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Thu, 04/11/2013 - 10:00pm - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 12:00am
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Spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, soul, folk, and world music

Active Listening on 03/28/13

Active Listening
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Thu, 03/28/2013 - 10:00pm - Fri, 03/29/2013 - 12:00am
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A Preview of Soul'd Out Music Festival with The Seamstress

It's that time again, Soul'd out brings Portland some of the hottest new and venerated musicians of today.  Catch some previews of the festival and some ticket giveaways in conjunction with our Spring Membership Drive.

Active Listening on 03/14/13

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Thu, 03/14/2013 - 10:00pm - Fri, 03/15/2013 - 12:00am
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Spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, soul, folk, and world music

Active Listening on 02/28/13

Active Listening
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Thu, 02/28/2013 - 10:00pm - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
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 03/25/2010

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Alice RussellAll Alone
ShakiraLa Tortura
Monie LoveIt's a Shame(My Sister) featuring true image
CeuConcrete Jungle
Whitney HoustonLook into Your Heart
Janet JacksonMiss You Much
Corrine Bailey RaePut Your Records On
Erykah BaduMaster Teacher
Jill ScottA Long Walk
Digable PlanetsLa Femme Fetal
Esther PhillipsBye Bye Blackbird
Christian ScottShe
Billy Holiday (Nikodemus and Zeb Remix)Travelin All Alone
Ann PeeblesI Can't Stand the Rain
Arrested DevelopmentIn the Sunshine
Aretha FranklinOne Step
Corrine Bailey RaeLike A Star
Rita MarleyA Jah Jah
Erykah BaduBump It
Grace JonesPull Up to My Bumper Baby
CeuAve Cruz
Bebel GilbertoAganju
Arrested DevelopmentMiracles
Althea and DonnaMake a True
LIB QueenLiberia Is Free
Roberta FlackKilling Me Softly
Climbing PoetreeDiamond
Suheir HammadThis is to Certify
Georgia Anne MuldroqLovelight
Mystic feat Mos DefHere We Are
BahamadiaPep Talk
MysticSpoken Peace

Active Listening playlist for 03/12/2010

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Tight-The Coup (Pam the Funkstress

I'm Shakin-Lynne Jordan

Didn't Cha Know-Erykah Badu

Azul-Bebel Gilberto

Show Me the Life- Joan as Policewoman

Honey Molasses-Jill Scott


Swim-Ani DiFranco

Pomegranate-Trans-Global Underground

La Fete Au Village-Amadou and Miriam

Dance Anthem of the 80's-Regina Spektor

Chill Out-Zap Mama

I am She-Nikki Giovanni

Girlfriend Sistagirl-Mystic

Para Las Mujeres-Climbing Poetree

Summertime-Organica Remix

Las Estrellas-Maria Jose Montijo

The Beauty of God's Plan-Rita Marley

Listen to the Breeze-Chiwanoso

The Truth-India Arie

Be With Me(featuring Miss Bunty)-Aphrodite

Round and Round (feat Jonell)-Hi Tek

Ragtime Interlude/I'm Really Hot-Missy Elliot

Hateration-Mary J. Blidge

Intro-Climbing Poetree

Ladies First-Queen Latifah

Bone Chaos in the Castle-Kaki King

Baby Take off Your Cool-Andre and Norah Jones

Paroles Paroles-Zap Mama feat Vincent Cassell

Rajiat Fi Al Massa- Fairouz

Don't You Pay Them No Mind-Nina Simone

Solioquy-Sherin Neshat

Wounded in the House of A Friend-Sonia Sanchez

Come to Me-Bjork

A Mother and a Child-Faun Fables

Yunu Yuku Ninu-Lila Downs

August Day Song-Bebel Gilberto remixed by King Britt

Id Like It- Corinne Bailey Rae

Active Listening playlist for 02/26/2010

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Bill WithersGrandma's Hands
Chali 2naLock S**t Down feat Talib Kweli
unknownarabic groove
QuasimotoCome On Feet
Mad LibStormy
Erykah BaduWindow Seat feat ?uestlove
Slum VillageFall in Love
Raphael SaadiqYou Should Be Here
Noah PetersonFootprints
Nina SimoneWild is the Wind
Augustus PabloMelodica Rocker
Emmett Wheatfallmedley
Bob MarleyPositive Vibration
Enur feat. NatasjaCalabria
Mohamed HamakiNaweha
OzomatliCan't Stop
M.I.A.Pull up the People
Rob SwiftSalsa Scratch
Los Fabulosos CadillacsMatador
Pete Rock and CL smoothtake you there
The FugeesReady or Not
AceyaloneMs. Amerikkka
Joan as PolicewomanFurious
Peter Bjorn and JohnAmsterdam
Suheir HammadIn America
Immortal TechniqueThe Fourth Branch
Zion IMysterious Wayz
Nikki GiovanniEgo Trip
Emmett Wheatfallmedley
Mad LibMontara
Erykah BaduSoldier
Tyrone DavisCall Tyrone
Erykah BaduCall Tyrone (live)
Bill WithersMoanin and Groanin
Cesaria Evora
ChiwonisoRebel Woman
Rita MarleyWho Can Be Against Us
Ann PeeblesFill This World with Love
Thicht Naht HahnTo Be Aware


Active Listening playlist for 02/11/2010

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CopyrightHe WasWasted Vol. OneDemon
Mucho MachoSalsa SharkWild OnionWiija
Paul SchutzeDead HeartX-X SelectionExtreme
MadlibWhere Do I Go?Free DesignLight in the Attic
DJ WallyPossi PurpleFreestyle FilesK-7
Credit to the NationCome DancingWasted Vol. OneDemon
People Under the StairsIntroO.S.T.Om
Pigeon JohnUpside Down RottenSings the BluesAlabaster
Georgia Anne MuldrowJina Langu Ni AfrikaUmsindoSome Otha Ship
MochipetRide OnMicrophone PetDaly City
BahamadiaOne-4-TeenQueenGood Vibe
Baby ElephantThe SearchTurn My Teeth UpGodforsaken
Baby ElephantThanosTurn My Teeth UpGodforsaken
Three-OneNid & Sancy13 Horrible RemixesBasserk
FlangerOuter SpaceOuter SpaceNinja Tune
The Fire This TimeAmerican Indians Know Exactly How They've Been Fucked AroundStill Dancing on John Wayne's HeadExtreme


Active Listening playlist for 12/10/2009

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PrinceAlphabet Street
The CoupHead of State
Dr. Octogon3000 Instrumental
Obama SpeechYoutube
J DillaWild
Erykah BaduThe Grind (feat Dead Prez)
The FugeesNo Woman, No Cry (feat Stephan Marley)
Gift of GabWay of the Light
Handsome Boys Modeling SchoolThe Truth (feat Roisin of Moloko and J-Live)
InfesticonsMonkey Theme (saul williams)
Ja'afar HassanPalestinian
Joan as Police WomanFeed the Light
Jurrasic 5Remember his Name
Kool KeithWeapon World
DJ LogicSimmer Slow
Living Legends
Mos DefRespiration
MysticDave Ghetto
BlackaliciousA to G
OmniAmerican African
People Under the StairsPeople Riddim/Critical Condition
Pee FroissDjalgaty
Queen LatifahU.N.I.T.Y.
The RootsThe Seed
Reggie RockstoneEye Mo De Anna
Sage FrancisHell of a Year
Utah Phillipsunless you are free
The WailersSoul Rebel Dub
YvonneBack on My Feet
DJ ZtripLive in Los Angeles Mash up

Can you dig it? A to the B...and on and on and on

Active Listening playlist for 11/29/2009

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Bob MarleyGive Thanks and Praises
Al GreenSimply Beautiful
Lauryn HillZion
Michael JacksonHuman Nature
Al GreenStill in Love
J-LiveCharmed Life
Mos DefUmi Says
Earth Wind and FireShining Star
Sly and the Family StoneIf you Want me to Stay
The Beatles
Flaming LipsDo You Realize
Jill ScottIs this the Way
Marcia GriffithsTell Me Now
Cee-loAll Day Love Affair
Salt N' PepaIndependant
Erykah BaduSoldier
Dead PrezBe Healthy
Ish MarquezPokin Fun at the Carnivore
Bob MarleyThem Belly Full but We Hungry
The Coup5 Million Ways to Kill a C.E.O.
Arti BoydI Get Funky
Sean HayesDream Machine
SnapThe Power
M.I.A.Pull up the People
Marcel KhalifeOmi
Billie HolidayLove Me or Leave Me
Erykah BaduThat Hump
Stevie WonderThey Say...
Ann PeeblesI Can't Stand the Rain
Ray CharlesI Can See Clearly Now
Bob MarleySun is Shining
The ImpressionsAmen


Active Listening playlist for 10/22/2009

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Gil Scott HeronWhitey on the Moon
Bob Marley and GuruJohnny Was
Joe BataanI'm the Fool #1 and 2
Curtis MayfieldCan't Say Nothin
Taj MahalJohnny 2 Bad
Bob Marley and the WailersThem Belly Full
Q-TipBlue Girl
Dead PrezHip Hop
Immortal TechniqueHarlem Streets
Dead PrezPolice State
Dead PrezSellin D.O.P.E. (Drugs Oppress the People Everyday)
Youssou ndourShukran Bamba
EuphratesWatermelon Chunks
Ismael LoAnufah
Joyo ValardeSweet Angels
de la soulLet Let me In
Erykah BaduMy Life
DJ Z-TripLive in LA track 10
Patrick SwayzeShe's Like the Wind
Jackson 5Who's Lovin You
Hall and OatesI Can't Go For That
Michael JacksonRock With You
AirAlone in Kyoto
Good HousekeepingExercise #1
Sa-RaMelodee N Mynor
DJ CamWaiting for Franck Black
Digable PlanetsNickel Bags
Stevie WonderLove's in Need of Love Today
Talib KweliLove Language
Bob Marley and the WailersLove
DragonJahShapes, Shades, Shadows
Aloe BlaccNacimiento to Birth

 Water- No Water, Whatever

Active Listening playlist for 09/10/2009

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Ray CharlesWhat'd I Say
Gilberto GilExpresso 2222
AkadengueAwana W'Afrika
ManaAy Doctor
DJ ShadowFixed Income
Tah Rei#3
Listen and MoveWe All Live Together
Jimi HendrixMoon Turn the Tides
The BeatlesI'm So Tired
Bob MarleyWe and Dem
Damien MarleyIt Was Written
GangstarrRobin Hood Theory
Jurassic 5
De La SoulBrother was a Basehead
Juan PerroHisoria de la radio
Mary J BligeYou Bring Me Joy
Erykah BaduCertainly (live)
Dan the AutomatorDo Catch a Thief
Digable PlanetsDo What You Feel
DJ Greyboy?
Flaming Lips
Kaziah JonesThe Letter
Anjelique KidjoBahia
Roberta FlackAngelitos Negros
The Rachels
Ethridge KnightIdea of AncestryOur Souls Have Grown Deep like Rivers
Gotan ProjectQueremos Paz
Elegance JazzNaglula Marthe
Bobbi HumphreyBlacks and Blues
The UpsettersPopcorn
Jose FelicianoCalifornia Dreamin
The StreetsStay Positive
Lauryn HillX- Factor
OutkastBombs over Bagdad
Dead PrezPolice State

 Hey folks, a mellow set tonight for this chill Thursday evening.  Love feedback so let me know what you're diggin- or any good tunes that caught your ear and you want to share.  I'm always looking for new material.


-the Seamstress




Active Listening playlist for 08/28/2009

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Mos DefMs. Fat Booty
Erykah BaduPenitentiary Philosophy
Zap MamaRafiki
Vinia MojicaEvolution
Sonja SohnRun Free
Eryka BaduMy People
Gary BartzCelestial Blues
Dj ShadowPreemptive Strike track
Boise Voices (portland)Track 5
DJ SnackmasterWaiting in Vain (Bob Marley)
Jay ElectronicaThe Pledge
Mos DefBody Rock
De La Soul3 is the Magic Number
WorkinonitJ Dilla
Merry BluesDJ Muggs Remix Manu Chao
NicoluminousTrack 8
Souleyman Faye
PharcydeSoul Flower
Mos Def f/ The RulerAuditorium
Egyptian Remix
Madan Bala SindhuMehndi/Madhorama Pencha
King Sunny Ade
Digable PlanetsBlack Ego
Stacey EppsEppisode 1
Stevie WonderKesse Ye Yolo
Gil Scott HeronThe Vulture
Talib Kweli and Hi TekLove
Mos DefThe Panties
Al GreenChariots of Fire
Sweet SableOld Times Sake
Eddie KendricksIntimate Friends
Dave MatthewsWhiskey Song
Stephanie SchniedermannStone China
Lilla DMoneForever and a Day
Jill ScottGetting in the Way
Roy AyersBrooklyn
Mos DefBrooklyn
CommonSong for Assata


Active Listening playlist for 08/13/2009

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Amadou and MiriamM'bife (Balafon)
Stevie WonderHappy Birthday
Chaka KhanTell Me Something Good
Tom BrowneFunkin For Jamaica
The AvalanchesTrack 23
DJ Daddy GMusst Musst (Massive Attack Remix) with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
PortisheadIt Could Be Sweet
Hooverphonic2 Wicky
PrinceAlphabet Street
Damien MarleyAll Night
Zodiac Cosmic SoundsLeo
UaktiTrack 2
CommonI Want You
Erykah BaduLove of My Life
Les NubiansMakeda
SadeBy Your Side Neptunes Remix
Boys of BrazilHi Fi Trumpet
Taho Abo Lamona
Samba BrazilRiddim No 1
Enur feat NatasjaCalabria
SEEEDTrack 2
Salt n PepaShake Your Thang
Aloe BlaccPatria Mia
Mos DefQuiet Dog Bite Hard
RadioheadWhere I End and You Begin
GorillazKids with Guns
Nikki Giovanni BlackaliciousEgo Trip
Mary J BligeBe Happy
Q-Tip Feat Norah JonesLife is Better
Raphael SaadiqSky's the Limit
Wax PoeticAngels
Manu ChaoMe Gustas Tu (Club Remix)
Massive AttackFuture Proof
Dan the Automator, Mike Patton and Jennifer CharlesTo Catch A Theif
Dead PrezBe Healthy



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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