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 10/10/13

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

Active Listening digs in for the changing seasons

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Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:00pm - Fri, 09/27/2013 - 12:00am
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Workin it out...actively

Active Listening on 09/16/13

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Mon, 09/16/2013 - 10:00pm - Tue, 09/17/2013 - 12:00am
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Active Listening on 09/12/13

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Thu, 09/12/2013 - 10:00pm - Fri, 09/13/2013 - 12:00am
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Active listening are we safer?

Active Listening on 08/22/13

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Thu, 08/22/2013 - 10:00pm - Fri, 08/23/2013 - 12:00am
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Active Listening on 08/08/13

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Thu, 08/08/2013 - 10:00pm - Fri, 08/09/2013 - 12:00am
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Insane Music for Insae People #'s 4 & 5.

On our series of tapes of Insane Music for Insane People, released in Belgium in 1984, we will be listening to Numbers 4 and 5. Hosted by Alejandro Ceballos of La Ruleta.

Active Listening on 07/25/13

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Thu, 07/25/2013 - 10:00pm - Fri, 07/26/2013 - 12:00am
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Activelistening with the Seamstress

Active Listening on 07/11/13

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Thu, 07/11/2013 - 10:30pm - Fri, 07/12/2013 - 12:00am
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Active Listening with the Seamstress

Catch new tunes with the Seamstress tonight from 10-midnight on KBOO Community Radio

Active Listening on 07/11/13

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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

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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.


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 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

Active Listening playlist for 08/06/2009

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Slum Village feat Pete RockPlayers
Digital UndergroundFuture Rhythm
DJ ShadowGiving up the Ghost
Akil DasanNew African Village
De La Soul feat Maceo ParkerI be blowin
Big MountainBig Mountain
Amadou and MiriamLa Fete Au Village
Grover Washington Jr.Inner City Blues
Bobby HumphreyChicago Damn
JaylibThe Red
Utah Phillips and Ani DifrancoAnarchy
Linton Kwesi JohnsonWhat About Di Workin Class
Bob Marley400 Years
Erykah BaduThat Hump
Curtis MayfieldSo In Love
Mary J. BligeSteal Away
Slum Village feat KuruptForth and Back
Al JarreuTake Five
Cee-lo feat TimbalandI'll Be Around
Tony Toni ToneIt Feels Good
PrinceErotic City
Dead PrezPulse
The CoupPam the Funkstress interlude
De La SoulBaby Phat
Erykah BaduCleva
Sean HayesTurnaroundturnmeon
Sol*Illaquists of SoundPledge of Resonance
Alixa and NaimaIn my Hood
MysticNeptune's Jewels
Slick RickChildren's Story
Q Tip feat Amanda DivaManwomanboogie
Talib Kweli and Hi Tek feat ResToo Late
Lyrics BornCallin' Out
Frankie SmithDouble Dutch Bus

 Here you go folks- fillin' in for Crossfade tonight.  See you next week- hmmm maybe some special theme coming up. Enjoy!

Active Listening playlist for 07/24/2009

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Lateef the Truth SpeakerDon't StopAmbush
UnknownUnknownCoubi Coubi Folk and Pop Sounds of Iraqundefined
Immortal TechniqueBin Laden
Cambodian SingerUnknown
J SquadGlory to God
The CoupEverythang
Salt n PepaPush It
The EurythmicsSweet Dreams (are made of this)
Truth HurtsAddictive
BPP with Souix ChantsThe Bridge is Over
Paul RauerGoodbye Seattle
Los Van VanPor Encine Del Divel
New OrderAll Day Long
TaqueriaPelican Ossman
Boys from Brazil SoundtrackBoys from Brazil Theme
Mango Pickle Down RiverM.I.A.
Bob MarleyWar
Cee-loEvening News
Goodie MobDecisions Decisions
Guidance CounselorPullover
African Dance MixUnknown
XumanKill Di Dance Dancehall Mix
Mos Def and Isley BrothersBeauty in the Dark
Sade (Neptunes Mix)By Your Side
Amr DiabEgyptian 4 Life
Birdy Nam NamUnknown
Symbol HeavyMorgue (Stop the Violence)
Slick RickTreat Her like a Prostitute
Mystic with Talib KweliThe Life Remix
Chinese OGHip Hop
Love and RocketsYay Yay Yay
ShantelGypsy Times
Freestyle FellowshipLast Call
Jurrasic 5Contribution
Jill ScottFamily Reunion Instrumental
MesheLove to Love you Baby
Qawwali The Sabr BrotherAllah-hoo Allah-hoo
Cultjah Dreams2 Loves

 The Seamstress teams up with local artist DJ Acidwash for a bumpin mixture of tunes from across the world. Enjoy!


Active Listening playlist for 07/09/2009

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Fela KutiTeacher Don't Teach Me No Nonsense
Dead PrezAfrika Hot
Mos DefQuiet Dog Bite Hard
J-LiveAre You Satisfied?
Dead PrezGangster, Gangster
Erykah BaduSoldier
Arrested DevelopmentAchin for the Acres
Jay-ZMy First Song
The CoupWear Clean Draws
Slick RickHey Young World
OutkastSlump Instrumentals
David RovicsJenin
EuphratesWatermelon Chunks
Gil Scott HeronWhitey on the Moon
Michael JacksonThey Don't Really Care About Us
Bob Marley feat Chuck DBlack Survivorsundefined
Damien Marley feat Stephan MarleyIt was Written
Bob MarleyConcrete Jungle
The ClashGhetto Defendant
Utah PhillipsUnless You are Free
AceyaloneMs. Amerikkka
The Coup5 Million Ways to Kill a C.E.O.
Talib Kweli and Hi TekGet Up
Mos DefAuditorium
Marvin GayeWhat's Goin On
Ben HarperStill I Rise
Nina SimoneFour Women
Stevie WonderVillage Ghetto Land
Joan As PolicewomanFeed the Light

Get Up 

Put together a set in honor of Dead Prez concert this Friday.  Be Active! 

Check out David Rovics Tuesday the 14th at Mississippi Pizza

Mos Def, Damian Marley, Nas, Dj Drez, Veiux Farka Toure all coming up soon. Yeah Portland Summer!

Active Listening playlist for 06/25/2009

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Erykah BaduTelephone
Michael JacksonLiberian Girl
Isley BrothersSummer Breeze
RH FactorPoetry
Bobby McFerrinSoma So De La De Sase
Arrested Development
Alixa and NaimaI am Here
Fear of an Arab Planet
Baaba Maal
GemeniAin't no Love
Amadou and Miriam
Aloe BlaccAre You Ready
Michael JacksonAnother Part of Me
LatyrxThe Quickening
Dead PrezThe Score
Hi TekScratch Rappin
LatyrxMuzzappers Mix
2PacHow do you want it
Michael JacksonSmooth Criminal
Alixa and Naima

 Pardon the omissions- I am just learning this system. Complete listings of all future shows forthcoming! Hope you enjoy



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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