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Toni Morrison LIVE on KZSC – Oct 25th 4pm

KZSC invites you to tune in to our live broadcast of Toni Morrison’s sold out talk, “Literature and the Silence of Goodness,” which she will be delivering from the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz.

Morrison is a novelist, editor, and professor, best known for her novels Beloved, The Bluest Eye, Sula, and Song of Solomon. She has garnered acclaim for her epic power, ear for dialogue, and for her poetically-charged, expressive depictions of Black America. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988, the Nobel Prize in 1993, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.

Morrison will be introduced by UCSC Professor Angela Y. Davis.

This is a sold-out show, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear Toni Morrison! We’ll have it live on The Great 88 on Saturday October 25th from 4 to 5 pm.

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New Fall 2014 Program schedule

We’re happy to be kicking off KZSC’s Fall 2014 schedule!  Make sure to check out our  new lineup so that you don’t miss out.

Some of the exciting new shows coming to KZSC feature Hip Hop, Country, Punk (and Post-Punk), Show Tunes, Surf,  Doo-Wop and more!  Some of your favorites from the spring schedule are back—alongside perennial favorites and a handful shows with new time slots.

From every variety of music to talk radio to news, we’ve got you covered.  So keep tuning in to KZSC as we move into sweater weather!

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Simrit Kaur at the Pacific Cultural Center

simrit-love-crop1Harvest of the fruits of a new fall here at KZSC. World is starting off the quarter with an interview of artist Simrit Kaur!

Simrit , with her unique touch to devotional chant music, will be performing at the Santa Cruz Pacific Cultural Center on Friday, October 24th at 7:30pm. She also has a new album out soon! This album features a song with lead singer of the Go-Gos, Belinda Carlisle.

You can hear Simrit speak on music and her new album on Cross Stitch this Monday, at it’s new time slot, noon to 2pm.

Here is the song Mul Mantra, from her new album Simrit , so you can have a listen!

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Meow (Run) The Jewels!

The super talented hip-hop duo of Killer Mike and El-P are set to release their second collaborative studio album, Run the Jewels 2, on October 27. The pre-orders for the album began last month, and several interesting packages are available. For $25,000 The Show and Tell Package sends the emcees to your city to accompany your child on a day of school, including “personal bully protection for 24 hours”.

According to The Meow the Jewels Package, for $40,000 “Run The Jewels will re-record RTJ2 using nothing but cat sounds for music.” Much to the surprise of Killer Mike and El-P, a Kickstarter popped up to raise the funds for the package. The Kickstarter received much online attention, and various big name producers, such as Just Blaze, SKYWLKR, Baauer, Prince Paul, and Dan The Automator, offered to produce beats for the album if the funding goal was reached. With 11 days remaining for funding, over $55,000 has been raised, and Meow the Jewels is going to be a real album!

Check out the preview for Meow the Jewels, and their song from the actual Run the Jewels 2 album “Close Your Eyes and Count to F–k” below.

 

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The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers New CD

Legend was issued originally in 1984, 3 years after Marley died from cancer. It quickly became the biggest-selling reggae album of all time, and it remains so to this day. Accordingly, the vast majority of the songs here have passed into the public consciousness so completely that you’ll be able to sing the chorus to them despite never having knowingly heard them before.71rqP13SVRL._SL1500_

 

 

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RPM Charts – Mid-October

Top 10:

1. HUDSON MOHAWKE – Chimes [EP] / Warp
2. CARIBOU – Our Love / Merge
3. GARDEN CITY MOVEMENT – Entertainment/Bengali Cinema / BLDG5
4. SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land / Young Turks
5. RUSTIE – Green Language / Warp
6. APHEX TWIN – Syro / Warp
7. REDINHO – Redinho / Numbers
8. SLOW MAGIC – How To Run Away / Downtown
9. TOKIMONSTA – Desiderium / Young Art
10. FLYING LOTUS – You’re Dead / Warp

Top 5 Adds:

1. HUDSON MOHAWKE – Chimes [EP] / Warp
2. IREESH LAL – Ethnotronica / Self-Released
3. PRESETS – “No Fun” [Single] / Self-Released
4. BONOBO – The North Borders Tour (Live) / Ninja Tune
5. ELIOT LIPP – Watch The Shadows / Pretty Lights

The much-awaited Chimes EP from Hudson Mohawke has finally dropped on Warp Records:

…and SBTRKT has released his sophomore album, Wonder Where We Land, on Young Turks. Listen to a single from the record below, featuring long-time collaborator Sampha on vocals: