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!


Episode Archive

Hot tunes on a rainy night

Active Listening
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Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:00am
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The Seamstress of Sound bringing you hot tunes

Active Listening on 04/10/14

Active Listening
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Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:00am
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Spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, soul, folk, and world music

The Seamstress features artists from the upcoming Soul'd out festival-with ticket giveaways!

Active Listening
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Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:00am
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Active Listening and Soul'd Out Fest artists and giveaways

Active Listening with the Seamstress of Sound

Active Listening
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Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:00am
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Active Listening with ticket giveaways

Active Listening on 02/27/14

Active Listening
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Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:00am
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Spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, soul, folk, and world music

Active Listening with the Seamstress of Sound

Active Listening
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Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 12:00am
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Active Listening Ticket Giveaway

The Seamstress of Sound hosts poet Landra Glover

Active Listening
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Thu, 02/13/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:00am
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The Seamstress host poet Landra Glover

Active Listening with the Seamstress of Sound heads up during our Fundraising Drive with special guest and community rockstar Landra Glover. Landra Glover is the 2013 National Head Start Parent of the Year. In 2005 she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of the District of Columbia. Shortly after, she started writing for various local community papers in the Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C. In 2007 she wrote her first book titled Inside a Poet’s Pocketbook, a collection of poetry.

Active Listening presents Ancient Sol

Active Listening
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Thu, 01/23/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 12:00am
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Active Listening featuring local band-Ancient Sol

Active Listening with an Arabic Twist featuring special guest DJ's Dana Ghazi and Mohammed Usrof

Active Listening
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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 12:00am
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Active Listening with special guests Dana Ghazi and Mohammed Usrof

Active Listening on 12/26/13

Active Listening
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Thu, 12/26/2013 - 10:00pm - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 12:00am
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Spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, soul, folk, and world music


Zoo on the BOO an interviewooo with the Seamstress of Sound

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

Active Listening
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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

Active Listening
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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.

Active Listening
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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 07/28/2011

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Tony Toni ToneFeels GoodTone
Alice RussellGot the Hunger? (DJ Vadim Remix)
Sparnky WilsonFancySuper Cool California SoulUbiquity
Raphael SaadiqGood ManStone Rollin
Jane DarwinAutumn Night45 single
Los PinguosTierra SantaBailaputomaya
RebelArabian Knightz
AhlamJerusalem IIRevolt Against Reason
Bahama Soul ClubAfro Shigida feat KojatoBossa Nova Just Smells Funky
Kid CudiWildn Cuz Im YoungMan on the Moon II
Masterpieces of the Chinese Cheng Solo
Erykah BaduI Want YouWorldWide UndergroundMowtown
?Brazilian Sexy Song
Soulman and the BrothersWalk From Regio'sSHAFTpickwick
Landon WordswellI think I need you NowHope for TomorrowWord is Bond
Charlie ChazAmarte Es Un ProblemaBachata FiestaBMG
QuanticCumbia Hip Hop Sampler
TupacCalifornia LoveSingle
The CoupEverythang
Fela KutiAlu Jon Jonki JonFela Ransome Kuti and the Africa 70MCA
ExumaThe Obeah ManExuma
Youlou MabialaMofutela NDakoSelf TitledEddyson Consortium
Pee FroissDjalagatyThe Rough Guide to African RapRough Guide
Tribe Called QuestOh My God Remix
RJD2A Sunday MysteryMagnificent City Instrumentals
James BlakeCMYK(website)
Sandialia De PrataSamba Pesado(website)
Salli Terri and Laurindo almeidaBai BumbaDuets with Spanish Guitar
Facundo CabralNo Soy de Aqui ni soy de alla(website live)
Ismael LoneneSelf TitledMango
Manu ChaoIl faut mangerSiberie metait contee
Zion IBoom BipDeep Water SlangRaptivism
El GeneralRayes Le BledWeb
Dead PrezHell Yeah2 Fast 2 Furious
Dead PrezHappiness
Raphael SaadiqThe AnswerStone RollinColumbia

Active Listening playlist for 07/14/2011

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Lila DownsYunu Yucu Ninu
Roy Hargrove
James BlakeLimit to your Love
TupacMe Against the World
Curtis Mayfield
Alicia KeysWoman's Worth
Esther PhillipsDoing Our Thing
Marvin GayeSexual Healing
James BlakeCMYK
Amr DiabAllah Ala Hobak
James GalwaySound of the Seashell
India ArieBrown Skin
Dj ShadowWhat Does Your Soul Look Like Pt 1
Freddie CrugerSomething Good w/Desmond Foster
Modesky Martin and WoodUninvisible
Yousou N'DourAbsa Gueye
Shafik N AfrikaLove Still Hurts
Zion ISilly Puddy
MysticOnce a Week
YellowmanWatch Your Words
Peleican OssmanTaqueria
Los Fabulosos CadillacsEn Mis Venas
De La Soul
SaRaMelodee N Mynor
Chris TurnerLiquid Love
Gil Scott and Brian JacksonBeginnings (The First Minute)
Hugh MasakelaMamani
Salif KeitaSada
Cesaria Evoradesilusao dum amdjer
Roberta FlackDo What You Gotta Do
Climbing PoetreeSun
Coco RosieGood Friday

Active Listening playlist for 06/16/2011

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Max RibnerHold On Tight
India ArieStrength Courage and Wisdom
Sean HayesPolitics
Max RibnerOli
Slum Village
monty python
frankie smithdouble dutch instrumentqal
Build an arkYou've gotta have freedom
Erykah BaduThe Healer

Active Listening playlist for 06/10/2011

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Gil Scott HeronOn Coming From A Broken Home (Part 1)
Langston HughesThe Negro Speaks of Rivers
Climbing Poetreei am here
Sunni Paterson Feat Kathleen CleaverWe Made It
Malcolm XHousing Conditions in Black Communities
Gil Scott Heron/Brian JacksonIt's Your World
Mumia Abu-Jamal/Assata ShakurA Message to Mumia
Gil Scott HeronThe Revolution Will Not Be Televised
DJ ZTrip/Saul Williams/Marvin Gaye/Bob MarleyNot in our Name
Rose City Miss ChiefDeglamourize the Life
Rose City Miss ChiefHelp
Rose City Miss ChiefMe or You
Gil Scott HeronMe and the Devil
Maya AngelouTo A freedom Fighter
Rose City Miss ChiefMy Blues
Suheir HammadThis is to Certify
Nikki GiovanniEgo Trip
Gil Scott HeronWho'll Pay Reparation on my soul
Curtis MayfieldRappin
Erykah BaduTwinkle
Gil Scott HeronSpace Shuttle
Sunni PatersonPoppin
Urban Youth Movement
Gil Scott HeronFor the Children
Saul WilliamsOhm
Climbing Poetreediamond
Utah PhillipsHeroes
Mumia Abu JamalAnida Rouquiyah/I was Born with Two Tongues
DinoPrison SongHomeless writers Coalition
Gil Scott HeronYour Soul and Mine
Saul WilliamsAfrican Student Movement
Omar SulimanDanger
Suheir HammadIn America
AceyaloneMs Amerikkka
Climbing Poetreeeven if she can't fly
Gil Scott HeronWhere did the night go
Gil Scott HeronLady Day and John Coltrane
The Seamstress of SoundFinally Mended

 Tribute to Gil Scott Heron- live in studio performance by Rose City Miss Chief

Active Listening playlist for 05/26/2011

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Black StaxI love my life
Black Staxno ordinary
jurassic five
Aloe Blaccnacimiento
Aloe Blaccbillie jean
wyclef jean
Yellowmannobody move nobody get hurt
Black StaxThey Want Me
Black Staxeasier
Black Staxwarriors
Dead Prezthey schools
Aloe BlaccIm beautiful
mysticgirlfriend sistagirl
sam cookchange gonna come
aloe blaccchange gonna come
lauryn hillchange gonna come
erykah badugone baby dont be long
max ribnerpeace on earth
hugh masakelashebeen
x plastaz
brand nubianblack and proud
blackalicious/nikki giovanniego trip
ceelo greenLiving Again
black staxthe hardest
aesop rockno regrets
Stahhr the FemceeWizdom
Aloe BlaccWhole World

Active Listening playlist for 05/12/2011

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Aloe BlaccI need a dollar
Aloe BlaccLong Time Coming
Mary JNo More Drama
MC LyteI Cram to Understand you Sam
Pete Rock and Baby PaBlah Uno
Black StaxBe Workin
Carolina Chocolate DropsHit Em Up Style
Aloe BlaccFind Your Way
Aloe BlaccLife is Hard
Kim HillSunny Blue
GuruWhen Youre NEar
Eddie KendriksMy People
India ArieThese Eyes
ManaAy Doctor
Reggie RockstoneEye Mo De Anaa

Active Listening playlist for 04/28/2011

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Sunny and the SunlinersGet Down
Max RibnerKick-Back
India ArieStrength. Courage, Wisdom
Bill WithersGrandma's Hands
The Beginning of the EndFunky Nassau
Balkan Beat Box---
Bronski BeatHit Hit That Perfect Beat
Katey RedMelpomene Block Party
Zion IJuicy Juice
Kid CudiIn the Mood
Rose BentTrickin On
Missy ElliotRemixed Work It
Bonde do Tigrao---
Magazine 60Don Quichotte
DiarrheaI Like You
Sonny Spoon- DJ Prince Ice RemixTear IT Down
De La SoulView
Frankie SmithChildren of Tomorrow
Aloe BlaccFind Your Way
Mary Jane GirlsCandy Man
Cool Kids---
BlazersBust A Bucket
SidestepperMas Papaya
Joe BataanChevre Que Chevre
Esther PhillipsDisposable Society
El GeneralBoom Boom
Nina Simone Mowo RemixGo to Hell`
The ClashStraight to Hell
Bader Ali KhanCalandar
Symbol HeavyStop the Violence
VariousLibre EgoAfrica Raps
Hassan AhmedSyria With Love
Ages and AgesNo Nostalgia
Erykah BaduOut of My Mind
Utah PhillipsUnless You are Free
Bill WithersAint' No Sunshine

Active Listening playlist for 04/14/2011

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Erykah BaduTelephoneNew Amerykah
Sean HayesSoul Shakerrun wolves Run
MysticFallen AngelsCuts for Luck Scars for Freedom
Balkan Beat BoxWhyBlue Eyed Black Boy
Rose Bent (PORTLAND!)Hey DaddyRose Bent
Natascha AtlasIskanderiaDiaspora
Arabian Knightz feat Shadia MansourPrisoneryoutube
Tony Allen, Res, Ray Lema, Baaba Maal, Positive Black Soul, and Archie SheppNo AgreementRed Hot and Riot
Shamarr Allen, Dee 1, Paul Sanchez, and Bennie of Hot 8Sorry Aint Enough No Moreyoutube
Mos Def etc...Aint My Faultyoutube
Sunni PatersonWe Made ItDef Jam
Hot 8 Brass BandWhat's My Name LiveYou Tube
Max Ribner (PORTLAND!)New Old LeansAmani
Prince PaulVexual HealingPsychoanalysis
Mos DefWahidThe Ecstatic
Seasunz and J. Bless feat Stic ManFood FightEarth Amplified
Dead PrezBe HealthyLet's Get Free
Midnite and youssoupha SidibeLiving DrumFor All
Damian Jr. Gong MarleyIt was writtenHalfway Tree
Manfila KanteN tesseGuinea Vibrations
SadeThe Safest PlaceSoldier of Love
Cotton belly/ SadeBy Your SideRed Hot and Riot
Seinabo SeyOutlines
Aloe BlaccLong Time ComingShine Through
CommonThe LightLike Water for Chocolate
Natacha Atlas Remixed by DJ SpookyDudenThe Remix Collection
K'naanMy Old HomeThe Dusty Foot Philosopher
DJ ShadowBroken Levee BluesThe Outsider
Fred Williams and the Jewels BandTell HerMidwest Funk 45s from Tornado Alley
Silvio RodriguezUnicornio Azullive
Midnite and Youssoupha SidibeKnowFor All
Kid Cudithe EndMan on the moon 2

Active Listening playlist for 04/07/2011

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Living LegendsWar and Peace
Shook TwinsBeat Box Medley
J-LiveThem Thats Not
Talib Mos and Hi TekThis Means You
LowkeyLong Live Palestine
Suheir HammadIn America
Afro Cuban All StarsAmor Verdadero
Lila DownsViborita
Afro Cuban All StarsWarariansa
Billie HolidaySolitude
Billie Remixed and Reimagined
Shook TwinsLost
Susana BacaEste Tarde
Max RibnerKick Back
Sa-Ra CollectiveCosmic Balll
Erykah Badu
B-Side PlayersNuestras Demandas
Ibrahim Ferrar
BjorkGloomy Sunday
SadeSoldier of Love
Lyrics BornCallin Out
Carlos EmbaleConsuelate Como Yo
Unsung Heros feat TYRight Here in Front of YOu
AceyaloneMs Amerrika
LowkeySomething Wonderful
Climbing PoetreeHit it
Watoto From the NileLetter to Lil Wayne
Beats AntiqueDope Crunk
Shadia Feat DAMKollon....
Talib Kweli feat Justin TimberlakeThe Nature
Mohammed Alfarra feat Darrious and Big EShorty

Thanks to Soul'd Out Fest, Siren Nation and the Shook Twins. Heads up, we-oops I mean Israel is launching another heavy offensive into Gaza. Wake up Get up.


Active Listening playlist for 03/24/2011

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Wycleff JeanPresident
Afro Cuban All StarsAmor Verdadero
Lauryn HillA Change is Gonna Come
Donald HarrisonWind Cries Mary/The Greatest
Mos Def/ Hot 8 Brass BandIt Aint my fault
Notorious B.I.G.Respect
Isley Bros feat Raphael Saadiq and Kevin WootonHarvest for the World
Raphael SaadiqDoin' what I can
The FugeesThe Beast
Lauryn Hillex-Factor
Giant PandaAIM
Modesky, Martin and Woodnocturnal transmission
Erykah Badusoldier
Sadelong hard road
Sean hayessoul shaker
Bob Marleythem belly full
Shadia Mansourhamdulilah gaza
Lauryn Hillforgive them father
Mos Def and Talib Kwelirespiration
Giant Pandalet it go
The FugeesVocab
Lauryn HillDoo Wop (That Thing)
Calle Treceno hay nadie como tu
Kid cudiin the mood
james blakelimit to your love
max ribneroli
jose jamessave your love for me
nina simonei can't see nobody
afro cuban allstarsmaria caracol
third worldrejoice



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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