Orginal air date: April 9 2013
This episode is a Margaret Thatcher Deathday Celebration! Featuring the usual dose of action news updates from around the world, with updates on the latest wave of police repression.
This episode features a segment on the California Prisoner Hunger Strike, with recordings and interviews from a recent rally in support of people being held in long term solitary confinement and their current lawsuit against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Music from Crass, Dub Syndicate, and Flying Lotus.
Join your host, J. Kehaulani Kauanui, for an episode of “Horizontal Power Hour” that will feature guest Quetzal Flores, of the music group, Quetzal. Lead by Martha Gonzalez (vocals, tarima, chekere, congas) and Quetzal Flores (jarana, requinto doble, bajosexto, electric guitar), their unique combination of community activism and creative compositions has allowed them to travel the world using music as a tool for creating a global network of musicians committed to building community. The program will focus The Seattle Fandango Project, which is dedicated to building relationships and social activism through participatory music. Based on the fandango celebration of Veracruz, Mexico, music, singing, and dancing are used to generate a spirit of convivencia-co-existing together. For a decade, musicians in Veracruz and California have built a movement of convivencia through Fandango Sin Fronteras (Fandango Without Borders). The Seattle Fandango Project brings this movement to Seattle with local workshops, concerts, and public discussions with guest artists, as well as community members, organizers, and educators. The show will feature music selections by Quetzal, as well as the IndyMediaNews round-up. Original air-date: 3-8-11
The seventh show is Horizontal Power Hour’s music show, during which hosts for the week Yael and DJ Go aired music with a political bent. The hosts introduced the songs, submitted by members of the Dream Committee, with descriptions of the song’s writers, historical context, and place in the movement or radical moment that they were a part of. The show also includes an installment of bourgeois theater in which Dream Committee member Kevin Hayes talks about what music, especially punk, meant to him as he started to develop his understanding of politics. The show features an interview with Rayna Edwards of mostly-Riot Grrrl band the Creeps, and the world premier of their song Future Armies. The show finishes off with action news. Original air-date: 12-14-10.