MUSIC

Judy Collins is coming to Humboldt County on September 30th. She'll be performing with longtime friend Stephen Stills in the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts.

Danielle Orr caught up with Judy via phone to discuss music, art and learning to celebrate and laugh everyday.


HSU's Prof. Julia Alderson is the 2017-2018 recipient of the Outstanding Service Award as part of the HSU Distinguished Faculty Awards series. According the HSU Academic Affairs website, the award is given to, "a member of the HSU faculty for a record of superlative service to the university and/or community."

Professor Alderson, who teaches courses in Art History will encorporate the work of conceptual artist, Adrian Piper. Piper's documentary, Funk Lessons, collides art with funk with dance. 

Professor Alderson will do the same in her lecture September 5th in Humboldt State's Kate Buchanon Room from 5 - 7 pm. Find more information here.

Having a tough day? Songs and stories about a variety of bad days.


In celebration of Earth Day... stories, songs and poems about our planet.

"I'm glad the sky is painted blue, and the earth is painted green, with such a lot of nice fresh air all sandwiched in between."  - anonymous


Silly songs and stories for April Fools' day and beyond.


Songs, stories and poems about spring -  featuring Frog and Toad: The Corner.

"Some flowers close their petals, blue and red and bright, and go to sleep all tucked away inside themselves at night.

Some flowers leave their petals like windows open wide so they can watch the goings-on of stars and things outside."  Aileen Fisher


Kuniko Yamamoto

"Japanese stories and Japanese tales are very simple. To make it entertaining we have to have stunts and puppets and costumes," explains Japanese storyteller Kuniko Yamamoto  during her interview about her performance on the KHSU Magazine. Yamamoto's performance, Magical Mask, Mime and Music of Japan is the first in the 2018 Arcata Playhouse Family Fun Series which begins on Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m.


Fabian Almazan

Redwood Jazz Alliance is bringing Cuban-born jazz musician Fabian Almazan to the HSU campus on March 6th.

Humboldt State music lecturer Dan Aldag spoke with Fabian via phone from New York to discuss the upcoming performance. 

"...Like roots seeking water, the music of Fabian Almazan ventures beyond the jazz club and the concert hall and into the streets, forests, and subterranean worlds. " 

For more information check out Redwood Jazz Alliance

 


La Voz

The past year's notable recordings come from wide, eclectic influences, with many of the favorite 2017 albums released were from women artists.  As with all of these type of year-end lists, this is a subjective look at albums, which emerged from huge piles of recordings that I went through the past year, that caught my ear as something unique, special and made me repeatedly play it over and over. 

Jessica Eden

Charlando Con La Raza, the Rock en Espanol show...


Jessica Eden

Xochitl and Brenda bring more in-depth cultural discussion and music to the airwaves with this latest installment of Charlando Con la Raza

HSU graduate student Yojana Miraya shares a special song in Quechua and HSU botany student Octavio Acosta plays a special instrument for the Charlando crew.


Jason Morales

What the world needs now is love, sweet love. Those are the words penned in 1965 by the seminal songwriting team of writer, Hal David and composer, Burt Bacharach. Dionne Warwick went on to record the tune in 1966. It has been covered by several notable artists - Johnny Mathis, The Staple Singers and Luther Vandross, to name a few.

Katie Whiteside

Complicated Animals is Brazilian American songstress Monica da Silva, and musician and producer, Chad Alger. Complicated Animals blend Indie pop seamlessly with Brazilian Bossa Nova. Their perfectly paced tempos, and sweet vocals in English and Portuguese, is a perfect marriage of North and South American cultures. They will be performing at a house concert tonight in Arcata.

In the Tradition's Dan Chandler spoke with co-founder of the iconic El Teatro Campesino, Agustin Lira, and his musical collaborator Patricia Wells.

Dan, Agustin and Patricia discuss social justice activism, current and past - and the new album from the band Alma, Songs of Struggle & Hope


LIVE: Humboldt DJs on your Phone

Mar 21, 2017

Get up and get down...without leaving home.  Fader features Humboldt DJs spinning live sets on your computer or phone.  This Saturday (March 25) at 2 PM, DJ D'Vinity and DJ RunDat will rock Facebook Live.


Hip Hop First Principles with The Last Artful Dodgr

Feb 27, 2017

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Black Violin Facebook Page

Black Violin, the classically trained string instrumentalist duo, will bring their melding of hip hop, bluegrass, rock and baroque music to Humboldt State's Van Duzer Theater January 25, 2017. Black Violin is comprised of Kev Marcus on violin and Wil B. on viola. KHSU's Lorna Bryant spoke with Kev Marcus ahead of Black Violin's upcoming performance.

More information about Black Violin's Van Duzer Theater performance at Humboldt State University can be found here.


Sound Opinion

This is a Christmas special like none other. Holiday music collector and expert Andy Cirzan scours record stores, dustbins and basements to find the best and most unique tunes for the season. And each year he treats Sound Opinions listeners to a much-anticipated hour of music and a free mix to download. This year’s compilation is called Warblings from the Enchanted Forest – rare pop, psychedelic, and soul Christmas recordings. Tune in Christmas Eve beginning at 7.

Be a Champion For The Arts

The Arts Now Humboldt Summit is a region-wide conference that will offer strategies and resources for bringing creative education to rural school districts. 

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Carol Jacobson and Alexandra Gellner of the Eureka Symphony spoke with KHSU's Wendy Butler about 'The Snowman', one of the many acts in the Holiday Concert Dec. 2nd and 3rd at the Arkley Center, and the importance and benefits of having a musical education. 


Humboldt Folk Dancers

Humboldt Folk Dancers present  The Bulgarian Folk Music Ensemble Bulgarika in Arcata. The group will be giving lessons on the kaval, tambura, tupan, and gadulka. Their performance is tonight at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio beginning at 7:30.


Friction Quartet, whose performances have been called “terribly beautiful” (San Francisco Classical Voice), “stunningly passionate” (Calgary Herald) and “chillingly effective” (San Francisco Examiner), exists to expand the string quartet repertoire and audience for adventurous contemporary music through commissioning composers and performing in underserved schools and communities.  Joshua Kosman (San Francisco Chronicle) declared that Friction Quartet is “an artist who should be discovered” and described their performance as “high-octane music making…a fine blend of rhythmic ferocity and tonal flair.”

Friction Quartet performs Wednesday, June 8th at the Westhaven Center for the Arts and Thursday, June 9th at "The Space" at 92 Sunny Brae Center.  Show times 7:30pm

Danielle Orr interviews Friction Quartet.