Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

MergingArts Conversations

Jul 27, 2018

Kevin Dwyer, Executive Director of the Lowell Festival Foundation, chatted with us about the Lowell Folk Festival history through the 32nd edition of the festival. 

The Lowell Folk Festival takes place each year, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, of the last full weekend in July, providing the best in traditional folk...


Mar 8, 2018

Andrew, who is comfortable on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola and mandocello – is zeroing in on the work he does with his beloved trio: fellow string guru Mike Mezzatesta, whose versatility shines through on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and mandola, and in-the-pocket James McEleney, holding it down on the bass,...


Mar 4, 2018

Betsayda's voice can be heard in the secret villages just a short bus ride from Caracas, tucked deep in foliage. On the right day, and her and her band beat with the pulse and poetry of a band strolling from house to house referenced as parranda, a sound that finds earthy, moving expression in the voice.   

She is...


Mar 16, 2017

 

Under threat from large organizations like National Public Radio, college and community radio stations are losing their place on the airwaves. We heard from some of their stories and look at what the future might hold. 

We spoke with following folks: Jennifer Waits of Spinning Indie and Radio Survivor, Sharon Scott...


Mar 2, 2009

We were fortunate to catch up with the kora playing legend, Toumani Diabate, during a tour with his symmetric orchestra on a stop at the University of Rhode Island as part of the 10th anniversairy of the URI Pangea Roots music series back in 2008.

He performs solo, with the symmetric orchestra, and on special...