Active Listening

Spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, soul, folk, and world music for the revolution every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month- the Seamstress of Sound is sure to keep you active.  Like artist page "Active Listening With the Seamstress Of Sound" on Facebook for updates and sneak peaks on ticket giveaways!  If you are groovin to this music please comment on the Kboo site-Your feedback is important!


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Episode Archive

Active Listening on 03/22/12

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Thu, 03/22/2012 - 10:00pm - Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:00am
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Active Listening

Join DJ Benjamin for a musical journey on Thursday, March 22 beginning at 10pm.

DJ Benjamin sits behind the board for Active Listening this week, taking the musical journey from genres such as folk, soul, hip hop, and blues in both the United States and countries across the planet.

Sit back and enjoy the two-hour experience, Thursday evening beginning at 10pm, on your community radio station KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland or on-line at

Active Listening on 02/23/12

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Thu, 02/23/2012 - 10:00pm - Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:00am
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It won't be pretty

D.J. What The's "Hour of Silence" presents a tribute to the greats who made radio what it is today.  Following services, entertainment will be provided by Ronald Shannon Jackson, the Nels Cline Singers, Last Exit, Machine Gun, the right honorable Vernon Reid, Los Hermanos Brotzman, Living Colour, Jedi Mind Tricks, Circus, D. Galas, Archie Shepp, Rashied Ali, Primus, five guys named Fred, and that Zorn fellow who gets all the press.  

Active Listening on 08/11/11

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Thu, 08/11/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 08/12/2011 - 12:00am
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The Seamstress host local hip hop artist Dylan Muldrew

Active Listening hosts special guest Dylan Muldrew.  Freshly back from Fire in the Canyon Muldrew will share highlights of the festival, his top 10 songs for the summer and a live in studio performance.

Stay tuned!

(this is the next to last episode of Active Listening for one year-please direct comments about this show to the programming committee) 

Active Listening on 06/16/11

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Thu, 06/16/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 06/17/2011 - 12:00am
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Special guest Max Ribner + ticket giveaway!

 Active Listening is happy to have a return vist by Portland's own Max Ribner.  An evening of improvisation between the Seamstress of Sound and Flugelhorn musican Max Ribner gives folks a taste of his style.  Tickets for his Record Release concert at the Goodfoot on June 23rd will be given away during the show.

Active Listening on 06/09/11

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Thu, 06/09/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 06/10/2011 - 12:00am
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Gil Scott Heron Tribute

We lost a great poet and activist Friday May 27th. Please join in honoring him:  Active Listening pays tribute to Gil Scott Heron with a night of spoken word.  

Active Listening on 05/26/11

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Thu, 05/26/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 05/27/2011 - 12:00am
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 Interview with Seattle Hip hop group Black Stax followed by ticket giveaway for that show featuring Portland's Rose Bent. Also tix for Aloe Blacc @ Dantes! Hott Hott Hott and Active.

Stay tuned.

Active Listening on 05/12/11

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Thu, 05/12/2011 - 10:10am
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I need a Dollar-a dollar is what I need...

Membership drive ticket giveaway for Aloe Blacc! Listen up for your chance to give back to your community radio station and to hear a great underground hiphop and soul artist. As usual, the Seamstress will spin soulful tunes sure to keep you Active!

Active Listening on 04/07/11

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Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 04/08/2011 - 12:00am
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Ticket Giveaway on Active Listening

Active Listening Ticket Giveaway

Soul'd Out Music Festival Tickets to Afro Cuban All Stars!

also Shook Twins and Siren Nation-Billie Holiday Tribute at Mississippi Records

Active Listening on 03/24/11

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Thu, 03/24/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 03/25/2011 - 12:00am
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Active Listening ticket giveaways! Soul'd out festival

For the next 3 weeks, March 24th, April 7th and 14th, Active Listening will have a pair of tickets for Soul'd Out Music Festival.  Afro Cuban All Stars, Donald Harrison and yes folks...the diva herself- Ms. Lauryn Hill.

Thanks to Soul'd Out Fest for their generous contribution. Stay tuned 10-midnight for your chance to win!

Active Listening on 03/10/11

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Thu, 03/10/2011 - 10:00pm - Fri, 03/11/2011 - 12:00am
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The Other 364 days...a Tribute with the Seamstress of Sound

 The Other 364 days...a Tribute with the Seamstress of Sound.

Join me in celebrating Int'l Womens Day with a musical party for some amazing women.

Potential ticket giveaways as well.

Tune in from 10-midnight this Thursday!


Zoo on the BOO an interviewooo with the Seamstress of Sound

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Thu, 04/11/2013

Osmosis Muldrew Zoo album dropped and he's in the studio with the Seamstress discussing the album and being backed by his crew.* Yes there were probably 10 dudes in the studio that night. Enjoy some up and coming local talent!



*not all lyrics reflect the values of the DJ

  • Length: 29:57 minutes (27.42 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Active Listening-live interview with MC Omar Offendum 1-24-13

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Thu, 01/24/2013

Active Listening hosts an interview between the Seamstress of Sound and MC/Beatmaker Omar Offendum listen in for some sneak peaks of his new work and from his last album Syrianamericana. 

Click here for Offendum's webpage

featuring clips from work by Sami Matar, Ayah, the Narcycist, D.A.M., Amir SulaimanDJ Boo, Bei Ru, Dennis Brown and Freeway.

Active Listening: Seatttle's own Black Stax live interview with the Seamstress 5/26/11

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Fri, 05/27/2011

 Check out this interview with up and coming Seattle's own Black Stax.

Active Listening: The Seamstress interviews Rose Bent Trio, Lady Trinity, Miss Chief and Jacque about their new album.

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Fri, 12/03/2010

 Check it out folks, Rose Bent came in for a candid interview session and spit some fine rhymes.

Enjoy- and don't forget to head out to their record release Friday at Backspace (all ages, doors open at 8)


Active Listening playlist for 07/21/2015

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Snarky PuppySkate U
James HardwayFelix Waves Goodbye
Harvey and the PhenomenalsSoul and Sunshine
The 5th DimensionCalifornia Soul
Peter ToshFight On
Democracy NowSandra Bland Fri 17 July
LorangeNeed You Instrumental
Sean HayesSoul Shaker
Walk run FlyThis is how we fight back
DaughterYouth (Akke Farben Remix)
Four TetJupiters
D'AngeloBack to the Future Part 1
Johnny CoolStar People
Shuggie OtisSparkle City
Sly and the Family StoneThank You
Max RibnerNew Old Leans
El ChicanoSatisfy Me Woman
Valerie JuneWorking Womans Blues
Fred WilliamsTell Her
James BlakeThis is the Real Blues
Gecko TurnerThe Strange adventures of Two Runaway Elephants in Kentish Town
Dayme ArocenaCome to Me
Rising AppalachiaSwoon Remix
Wide Hive PlayersSworn Statement
Medeski Martin and WoodEdge of Night
FunkadelicMaggot Brain
MbongwanaKimpala Pala
Medicine for the PeopleGhosts Embodied
Dirt Wire feat Rising AppalachiaThe Well
Guest appearing on the Melting Pot!!!

Active Listening playlist for 07/11/2015

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Los LadronesMontana rusaMontana Rusa
Re:generation feat Ebadu, Mos Def and Trombone ShortyA La Modeliste (Bonobo)
OdettaWith god on our side
Malcolm XA message from the Grass roots
Erykah BaduMaster Teacher
Kendrick LamarFreestyle
Public Enemypower to the people
BoogatEres Hecha para mi
India arieStrength Courage and Wisdom
Lupe FiascoAround My Way
Mbongwana StarSuzanna
Bobby BrownAll Day All night
Whitney HoustonStep by Step
Michael JacksonWanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Dangeloreally love
Slavic Soul PartyMissy Sa-Sa
Dj ScrewMy Baby
Donovanget Thy Bearings
De la soulpeer pressure
Rose BentTrickin On Remix
Mic Crenshaw and Dead PrezSuperheroes

Active Listening playlist for 08/14/2014

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Broadway StarsEric Garner tribute-I Can't Breathe
Bob Marley and Lost BoyzGuiltiness
House of Vibe All StarsThe Light
Naomi WachiraStand Up
Marlon BrandoDick Cavett ShowNationhood mixtape
Automuse“Pan 2223″ / Eastern EagleNationhood mixtape
FRKMD and Z.BrazilGaza
Kendrick LamarMaad City
J DillaF the police
Bob Marley and Erykah BaduNo More Trouble
Livy ConnerThousand Winds
CandelariaCienaguera Dub #1 (J. Sheehan Dub)
Robin WilliamsTank you Boyce
Eroticanine inch will please a lady
Marvin GayeSexual Healing
Gil Scott HeronSex Education
TrackademusEnjoy what you Do
Robin WilliamsCome Inside My Mind
Gift of GabWay of the Light
Taj MahalHappy to Be Like I am
ImpressionsIts alright
KwehiRobot Shaped Heart
Gaea SoulOcean Breathes
Andrew Dahl-BredineThere Comes a Time
lEANNE bETASAMOSAKE SimpsonShe Sang them home ft Cris Derkson
Seasunz and J BlessTrack 2Earth Amplified
ChiwonisoRebel Woman
POPgojiJust the Two of Us
latyrxlady dont tek no
Yasin Baye and Marvin GayeTravelin Man
Bill WithersI wish you well
Gil Scott HeronParents
Sol*Illaquists of SoundPledge of Resonanc
Ahmed Fouad My Darling
Sean HayesRock Steady

Active Listening playlist for 07/24/2014

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LowkeyLong Live Palestine
Omar OffenumThe Arab Speaks of Rivers
Remi KanaziA poem for Gaza
Z the PeopleZion is a State of Mind
Marcel CartierGaza Fights Back
HanounehUntil We are Free
Budos bandCrimson Skies
Arab planetHope Dheishah
suheir hammadIn America
A tribe called redWoodcarver
Sharon Jones and the Dap KingsThis Land is Your Land
Manu ChaoPor La Caraterra
Rick RossHustlin
Omar OffendumHustle On
Rebel DiazMotivate Move! feat J Ivy
Remi KanaziNormalize This
Z the People ft El Far3iDont want your life
Jasiri XCheckpoint
InvincibleThe Emperor's Clothes
Shadia Mansour feat M1 fromAl Kuffeya
Mos DefAuditorium
Suheir HammadThis is to Certify
David RovicsJenin
El Far3i and El RassJanna Janna
Ahmed Fouad Nigm Omar Offendum DJ BOOMy Darling My Country
David RovicsGaza
ZTRIPlive in LA
Johnny CoolOther Side of the Moon
Climbing PoetreeAwakening Leah Song
Quantic feat Alice RussellYou Will Return
Sean hayesSoul Shaker

Active Listening playlist for 07/10/2014

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Dam ft Shadia MansourKellun 3endun Dababat
Shadia Mansour ft M1Al Kufiyyeh
Mohamed Abdul WahabPhalastine
Saul WilliamsPledge to Resist
Tribe Called RedWoodcarver
sly and the family stonekeep on dancing
ernest ranglinhaayo
Atoti Pt 2Gidigidimajimaji
YellowmanNobody Move nobody get hurt
Seun Kuti and the Egypt 80Mosquito Song
Mos DefQuiet Dog Bite Hard
TuneyardsWater Fountain
QuanticSol Clap
TrackademusEnjoy what you Do
K'naanThe African Way
Snoop Dogg and ChingyHoliday Inn
Johnny CoolOther Side of the moon nmv1
The RootsDuck Down!
Rick JamesMary Jane
Cypress HillI Want to Get High
Mohamed HamakiNaweeha
HanounehReal Gaza Me Seh! (Feat Promoe)
Ahmed Fouad Ngm Omar Offendum DJ BooOO vs PP
Suheir HammadThis is to Certify
QuanticYou Will Return featuring Alice Russell
Cheikh LoSenegal Brasil
Ru paul feat Big FReediaPeanut Butter
mohammed AlfarraShorty
OutkastTwo Dope Boyz
Salt N PepaLets Talk about Sex
Missy ElliotWork It

Active Listening playlist for 06/12/2014

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Seamstress of Sound, Climbing PoeTree and Lena MoonInterviewLive5-11-14
Climbing PoeTree feat Leah SongAwakening
Andrew Dahl-BredineWild Drop
MidniteLove the Life You Live
Johnny CoolOther Side of the Moon
Erykah BaduMaster Teacher
Me'Shell NdegeOcelloBeautiful
Quantic feat Alice RussellYou Will Return
House of Vibe All StarsThe Light
Andrew Dahl-BredineBaya Wabaya
Gary BartzCelestial Blues
Active Listening hosts Climbing PoeTree and Lena Moon with exclusive interview and live performances

Active Listening playlist for 05/08/2014

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Erykah BaudReprise
EmancipatorGalapagos/The Way
Jean GraeYou Don't Want It
Ursula RuckerFor Women
Cornel West3 Ms

Active Listening playlist for 04/17/2014

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RH FactorBull***tDistractions
Femi KutiPolitics in Africaafrica for africa
EmancipatorDusk to DawnDusk to Dawn
The Harlem ExperimentOne for MalcolmThe Harlem Experient
The CoupFunk
Angela DavisBlack Power Mix tape
Kendrick LamarMAAd Citygood kid maad city
Lupe FiascoRound My Way (Freedome Ain't Free)
InvincibleKeep Goin (Feat Wordsworth and Indeed_Shapshifters
Amadou and miriamWily Katoso
Ruben Studdard and layla HathawayThis world were mine
Bill WithersGet up and Dance with me
Hanounehcall on me
RajaBack to Lebanon
Shirley and CompanyShame Shame Shame
Stevie WonderHappy Birthday
Toots and maytalsI've got dreams
Taj MahalEverybody is Somebody
Jay ZMy first song
Dj DrezYearning
Black StaxI love my Life
Billie hollidayTravlin all alone (nickodemus and zeb remix)
Pee FroissJalgaty
Randal WyattOpen Road
Hortense EllisHell and Sorrow
MysticBe Free
Aesop RockNo Regrets
Snarky PuppyLike A Light
King Sunny AdeMa Jaiye Oni
Sam and DaveGoodnight Baby

Active Listening playlist for 04/10/2014

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Rebel DiazTroy Davis Lives Forever
Kendrick LamarBitch, Don't Kill My Vibe
BlackbyrdsRock Creek Park
KnaanBlues for the Horn
The RootsOne Time
Erykah BaudLove of My Life
Janet JacksonThe Knowledge
Gil Scott Heron and Brian JacksonSouth Carolina
Nas and Damian MarleyMy Generation fea Lil Wayne and Joss Stone
LowkeyObama Nation
Immortal Technique ft Mos DefBin Laden prod by Green latern
Big Yard productionsDont Worry Be Happy
Kendrick LamarSwimming Pool (Drank)
Kid CudiMarijuana
Erykah BaduThat Hump
Marvin GayeInner City Blues (Makes me Wanna Holler)
Sly and the Family StoneWant to Take You Higher
Stevie WonderHeaven is 10 Zillion Light Years Away

Active Listening playlist for 04/10/2014

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Rebel DiazTroy Davis Lives Forever
Kendrick LamarBitch, Don't Kill My Vibe
BlackbyrdsRock Creek Park
KnaanBlues for the Horn
The RootsOne Time
Erykah BaudLove of My Life
Janet JacksonThe Knowledge
Gil Scott Heron and Brian JacksonSouth Carolina
Nas and Damian MarleyMy Generation fea Lil Wayne and Joss Stone
LowkeyObama Nation
Immortal Technique ft Mos DefBin Laden prod by Green latern
Big Yard productionsDont Worry Be Happy
Kendrick LamarSwimming Pool (Drank)
Kid CudiMarijuana
Erykah BaduThat Hump
Marvin GayeInner City Blues (Makes me Wanna Holler)
Sly and the Family StoneWant to Take You Higher
Stevie WonderHeaven is 10 Zillion Light Years Away
ChiwonisoLook To The Spirit
Medicine for the PeopleMitakyasn
Climbing Poetree featuring Leah SongAwakening
Gil Scott HeronParents
Paper BirdJust Sing
Lubana Al QuntarYa Beda Ward
MidniteLove the Life You Live
House of Vibe All StarsThe Light
Troy Davis Last WordsRob Redding Youtube
Sean HayesRosebush Inside
Gary BartzCelestial Blues



thanks for good tunes last night. you should be every week, not every 2! if you can figure out how, let's brew something from the rest of my shiso this fall. It is pretty big. I have been waiting for it to flower but I don't think it will now... nutria

Who did "sometimes nothing

Who did "sometimes nothing is what you believe in"...
Didn't see it online-



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