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  • 00:35

    Mehran - Flamenco Meets Prog Rock!

    in Music

    Yup it is an unusual marriage of genres! I'll add another ingredient to the pot, Mehran was born in Iran. How many Iranian flamenco guitarists can you name?

  • 00:45

    Filmmaker Amir Jaffer Discusses His Art

    in Movies

    Nicholas Snow welcomes writer, director, cinematographer and editor Amir Jaffer with producer Liz Grillo of the short film Mi Vida En El Baile / My Life in Dance.  The synopsis: At ninety Miguel Santos continues to share his love of Flamenco on stage and in workshops in San Francisco. In this short biopic, Miguel traces his artistic journey and shares events of his life that took him across the United States and to Spain, where he learned from the legends of Flamenco.  

    Amir began "exploring the world of filmmaking with his father’s video camera at the age of thirteen. He realized his childhood dream when he began working as an Independent Producer in San Francisco in 2005.  His earlier work focused more on content and subject matter than on a particular visual style. Influenced by filmmakers Rainer Ferner Fasbinder, Pedro Almodovar and Deepa Mehta, Amir focused on social issues that intrigued him and which ranged from gender identity to domestic violence to sexuality."

    Visit NicholasSnow.TV for videos, and NicholasSnow.com for everything else!  This episode's main sponsors are Desert AIDS Project and Lulu California Bistro.

  • 00:58


    in Entertainment

    For Jesse Cook, music has been a journey. Sonically and literally.  His new release, One World, begins another chapter in the multi-tasking artist, composer and producer’s quest. His destination: The digital realm. To create the disc’s emotive melodies, fluid grooves and rich sonic tapestries, he incorporated technology more than ever before.

    The Paris-born, Toronto-raised Cook himself is a product of cross pollination and his guitar compositions incorporate rumba, gypsy, flamenco, Latin, Afro-Cuban, jazz and classical motifs into multicultural amalgams. On previous discs, Cook traveled extensively and recorded in disparate locales in order to foster authenticity. However, on “One World,” he opted to sonically explore far-reaching lands from his home studio while incorporating more modern technology and electronics than ever harnessed on past ventures. Cook’s alluring guitar prowess remains the focal point - expressive, poetic, evocative and emotionally stirring.

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  • 00:35

    Flametal Phenomenon Ben Woods

    in Culture

    The Queen of Fresh, The Gypsy Poet talks to Flametal Phenomenon Ben Woods! The combination of Flamenco and Metal come together based on this young man who changes the world with this sound, talent and influences! Not to miss!

  • TALK! with Marie Presents Musicians Kuya Kano Concert Window & Tukso Okey SL

    in Music

    Today's show features Musicians Kuya Kano Concert Window & Tukso Okey Second Life. Marie also shares what's on her reading list.  Stay connected on twitter!

    About Kuya Kano

    Kuya is an acoustic musician who performs World Inspired Spanish Guitar. His 12 year experience of world traveling has captured European, Middle Eastern, Latin and Asian sounds that make his music a unique blend for almost any occasion. Although Kuya Kano began performing music in the United States, his career as a Professional Yachtsman took him around the world where his international sound was eventually formulated. His musical style was first inspired in Puerto Nuevo, Mexico by a duet known as "Latcho and Andrea" who conducted a Spanish/Flamenco performance on his yacht. Since then, his passion grew for this free-style and adventurously spirited style of the Spanish guitar.

  • The44thAngieBowieBarnett&RickHuntRadioShow+CHRIS&VIVIENDAIR#44

    in Entertainment

    'CrossRoads to Freedom' defines Chris Dair's high-octane and sultry guitar playing and song-writing. Asked whether he played other instruments, "Yeah, I play bass, drums, percussion, harmonica, and some keyboard, and anything else I can get a good sound out of!" Dair, a French resident, brings the extremes of world musical guitar disciplines: Flamenco & the Blues to his musical compostion.   "Blues has this rawness, a simplicity and an undisguised passion in it’s expression of life’s experiences. I play many different styles of music, but my whole core of what I do comes from the blues, whether it be a Fusion Jazz or an Eastern improvisational piece, or a percussion piece it contains elements of the blues that grew up with me." Chris was captivated  by the genius of Jimi Hendrix and his musical university were the performers who filled London's venues, night-clubs and concer halls to inspire and thrill his performance. All these experiences have gifted is his guitar passion remarkable albums and hundreds of studio hours in film and television soundtrack recording.  In an interview with Glen when asked about Music. Chris replied: "It’s like breathing, if I stop, I die. I’ve been playing all my life and I could never give it up, that would be unthinkable. It’s more exciting now for me than it ever was. I wouldn’t know what to do if I didn’t have my music and didn‘t play. For me, what else is there?" Vivian Dair says of her musical experience: 'Melody and lyrics work together to tell a story of what life has given me. I sing with a celtic influence which I couldn't explain until I found that I have an Irish great grandmother, which kind of clarifies that for me. My style includes Psychedelic Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Ballads and so on. I am not influenced by anyone musically, I like all sorts of music, from Aaron Neville to Rammstein !'

  • Live Your Music - Margaux Joy and Guest Chris Austria 08/26/15

    in Lifestyle

    Chris Austria works for the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda. This haven is home to 48 orphaned chimpanzees that have been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. They live on 95 acres of forest habitat. The sanctuary was founded in 1998 by Dr. Jane Goodall and a group of founding trustees.

    Originally from San Francisco, California, Chris has worked with tigers, lions, leopards, birds of prey, and a variety of animals for many years at Marine World Africa U.S.A., Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California and the San Francisco Zoo.

    Chris grew up in a music family. His father was a violinist in the San Francisco Symphony for 35 years, and his mother was a flamenco guitarist. In addition to his work with animals, Chris was the director of music licensing for Independent Distribution Collective in San Francisco and managed the music licensing catalogue and placed music in TV, Film, and video games.

    Chris has been a tiger analyst for the ABC TV Network and worked with the World Wildlife Fund’s Bay Area regional office in prospect research and fundraising events.

    A few years ago, Chris moved to Ethiopia to work for a wildlife conservation organization, focusing on protecting the wildlife in eastern Ethiopia. He recently moved to Rwanda to work on conservation and eco-tourism projects there.

    To connect with Chris Austria online, please visit his website: www.chrisaustria.com

  • An Artist Speaks Season 4 Episode 15 with Guest Jonica Tramposch

    in Art

    This is a fun and entertaining interview with an up and coming Fine Art Photographer Jonica Tramposch.  Jonica is originally from the Pacific Northwest and graduated from the University of Washington where she earned degrees in Comparative History of Ideas and Astronomy and Physics, and was an intercollegiate athlete in track and field.  Since then Jonica has traveled to 25 countries, lived in 4, earned a dual masters in science, trained athletes, and worked in the space industry.  In January she launched Eclectic Short Stories - an online business that publishes a new story every month that focuses on interesting female characters.  Jonica balances her life with flamenco and salsa dancing, as well as spending time in nature and with animals. 

    To read the CAGO Newsletter, visit www.ContemporaryArtGalleryOnline.com and click on the CAGO Media tab. On this page you will find our radio shows, videos and newsletters.

    Contemporary Art Gallery Online continues each month with their monthly art competitions and exhibitions.  Go to www.ContemporaryArtGalleryOnline.com, and Click on the Art Competition tab for details.

  • 01:26

    Rose Colombo N The Justice Club/ Clarissa Talve, Author-Memoirs/Social Issues

    in Current Events

    Rose Colombo N The Justice Club!  Special Guest in "Author's Corner" is Clarissa Talve, famous Flamenco Dancer who danced with famous dancers and movie stars and overcame polio tells her human interest story of dancing to success in her intriguing memoirs, "Dancers Never Die," 9:20am pst - and intertwined is Rosie's Rants on political and social issues as well as call-in guest, Jo Sullido, Investigator and Counselor for elder abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence.  A fast spin of educational and entertaining issues of the day every MWF, 9am-10:30a pst and 12-1:30pm est-usa - Follow.  Share.  All Shows archived at Freedomizer Radio.  Check out Rose4Justice Blogs N Radio Shows for special guests at www.rose4justice.com

  • 00:30

    Stronger Than Medicine

    in Health

    Batista Gremaud AKA Batista is a published author, empowerment speaker, entertainer and co-founder of Body Design Formula SystemsTM and the International Institute of Body Design. Batista Gremaud started her professional journey at the age of three, at her parent’s academy of dance and dramatic arts in Switzerland. She made an international career as a ballet and flamenco artist and has performed all over the world.Certified as a personal trainer, Batista is primarily a Body Design Formula 7th degree Master teacher in the Dr. Fitness USA protocol. Batista's expertise in strength training includes structural realignment of the spine, getting rid of back pain without surgery, injury prevention and post rehabilitation of injuries.Certified as a practitioner in 5 healing arts modalities, Batista understands the intricate role the Body Design Formula protocol and Dr. Fitness USA unique fitness philosophy of quieting the mind and strengthening the nervous system will play in the true integration of body, mind and spirit towards the complete consciousness shift within an individual and the evolution of the planet. .Batista is the author of “How to lose weight and look good with strength training” “Extreme muscle make-over” and “Poster 4 Power” available on Amazon. She regularly writes for addiction and recovery magazines and on-line health platforms



  • 01:00

    Interview with Cellist Ian Maksin

    in Music

    Cellist and composer Ian Maksin has gained international acclaim for his beautiful tone and distinct style as well as his uniquely charismatic way with the audience. Apart from being recognized as one of the leading classical musicians, Maksin plays jazz, blues, flamenco, rock, R&B, world music, and has taken the cello well outside its conventional scope. He has shared the stage with artists of many different genres including Andrea Bocelli, P.       Diddy, Snoop Dogg and Gloria Estefan. He has also opened for such artists as Sting and his guitarist Dominic Miller Born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Maksin began playing the cello at age six at the Special School for Gifted Children of the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. At age seventeen he came to the United States to attend the Manhattan School of Music in New York City and later became the principal cellist of the New World Symphony, America’s one-of-a-kind training orchestra under direction of maestro Michael Tilson Thomas. During that time he had an opportunity to receive personal mentorship from such artists as Lynn Harrell, Mstislav Rostropovich, Bernard Greenhouse, and many others.