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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Active Listening on 09/11/14

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Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:00am
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Spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, soul, folk, and world music

Last summer show with the Seamstress

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Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:00am
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Last summer show

Active Listening on 07/24/14

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Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:00am
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Spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, soul, folk, and world music

The Seamstress spins a dance party for summertime fun

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Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:00am
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Dancin in the Streets

Active Listening with Climbing Poetree

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Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:00am
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The Seamstress with special guests Climbing Poetree and Lena Moon

Active LIstening with the Seamstress

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Thu, 05/08/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:00am
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Active LIstening

Active Listening on 04/24/14

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Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:00pm - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 12:00am
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Spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, soul, folk, and world music

Hot tunes on a rainy night

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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

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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!

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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


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

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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 08/26/2010

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Dead PrezBehind Enemy Lines
Sean HayesRosebush
De La Soul/Maceo ParkerI be blowin
Amy GoodmanDemocracy Now/Troy Davis
Bob Marley w/Lost BoyzGuiltiness
Michael Frantiinterlude
Sam BardinVoices
M StewartPsychopath Nut
Dj ShadowGiving up the Ghost
Nina SimoneI wish I knew How Itd feel to be free
Toots and the MaytalsI've Got Dreams
Curtis MayfieldKeep On Keeping On
Jurrassic 5Contribution
Ben HarperOppression
RadioheadSit Down, Stand Up
The ClashStraight to Hell
M.I.A.Paper Planes
The RootsStep Into The Realm
Cornell WestinterludeNo More Prisons
Gil Scott HeronThe Prisoner
Stevie WonderHeaven Is
SadeKing of Sorrow
Bob MarleyNo More Trouble
D.A.M.Ng'ayer Bukra (Change Tomorrow)
Arabs Gone WildYou Tube
Sean HayesOpen Up A Window
Build an ArkLove Is Our Nationality
Dave Mathews BandTwo Step
SeaSunz+J. Bless6-Earth Amplified
Mos DefNew World Water
Amy GoodmanDemocracy Now/Bolivian Ambassador UN

Active Listening playlist for 08/05/2010

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Build an ArkGot to Have Freedom
Slum VillageLa La
CCN David BoiesProp 8 ruling
Marcel Cartier (Stic Man)Changing Weather
Zion-IBoom Bip
Thes One and J-LiveGive it Up
Sean HayesTurnaroundturnmeon
Salt N PepaIndependant
Missy Elliot feat Mary J BlidgeBaby Girl Interlude/Intro
Jill ScottGetting in the Way
Erykah BaduBooty
Build an ArkPeace with Every Step
SeaSunz+J. BlessTrack 13
Sierra Leone Refugee All StarsGlobal Threat
MOs Def, Lennie Kravits, Trombone Shorty Preservation Hall Band`Aint My Fault
K'naan feat Mos Def and Chali 2naAmerica
Zion IAmerika
Bob MarleyWake up and Live
Zion ITake Over
Alice Russell (ZNTN Remix)Lights Went Out
Ammoncontact, Dadelus, Tiffany PaigeHigher
Oliver MutukudziMutserendende
Freddie Cruger feat Desmond FosterOver the Ocean
SWV remixAnything
Raphael SaadiqDoing What I Can
AmmoncontactWhats the Science?
Cee-loI'll Be Around
TinnyAletse Ogboo
Eye Mo De AnaaReggie Rockstone
NobodyThe All Golden Fronts

Active Listening playlist for 07/22/2010

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Nappy RootsPush onWatermelon, Chicken and GritzAtlantic Records
Bob MarleyCheer UPKeep on MovingEmporio
Bob MarleyDo it TwiceKeep On MovingEmporio
Slum VillageLa La feat DJ Dez (instrumental)Fat Beats Records
Do the right thing/Spike Lee"Roll Call"pre recordednone
SeaSunz+J. BlessAny Day NowEarth AmplifiedRedline Distribution
Shababgamed hamakiNaweehashebabgamed.comnone
De La Soul feat Chaka KhanAll GoodAOI: Mosaic ThumpTommy Boy Records
Cee-lo GreenDie TryingCee-lo Greenis the soul machineArista
Nappy Roots feat Jazze PhaAwNawWatermelon, Chicken and GritsAtlantic Records
Saul WilliamsSeptember 12thNot in Our NameSynchronic Records
Richard SokporMother's DayWamba: We are ComingBigWoof Productions
Mos Def and Talib KweliRespirationBlack StarBMI
OutkastDa Art of Story Telling (instrumental)Aquameni Instrumentals?
Erykah BaduTime's A WastinMama's GunMotown Records
MysticBe FreeLearning to BreatheGoodvibe
Al GreenTired of Being AloneGreatest HitsMotown
Bob Marley and the WailersThem Belly FullNatty DreadTuff Gong
SeaSunz+J. Bless feat Zumbi of Zion IHungry MoneyEarth AmplifiedRedline Distribution
Zion-I feat GoapelleBoom BipDeep Water SlangRaptisvism Records
Nappy RootsPo FolksChicken, Watermelon and GritsAtlantic Records
Donald ByrdThink TwiceStepping Into TomorrowBlue Note
Roberta FlackReverend LeeChapter TwoAtlantic Records
Georgia Ann MuldrowKeep It Real?EarlyAnimatedcartunes
Bobby McFerrinThe 23rd PsalmMedicine MusicBobby McFerrin
Taj MahalMy AncestorsMusic Keeps Me TogetherColumbia Records
Nathan Haines feat Verna FrancisEarth is the PlaceEarth is the Place singleWave Music
Arabic ImmersionInstant ImmersionVolume 3
MadlibPyramids (Change)The Beat Konducta Vol .1-2Madlib Invazion
Jay DeeThink TwiceWelcome 2 DetroitBarely Breaking Even
Erykah BaduThink TwiceWorldwide UndergroundMotown Records
Nappy RootsNappy Roots DayWooden LeatherAtlantic Records
Bob Marley feat Erykah BaduNo More TroubleChant Down BabylonIsland Def Jam
Lady MayRound UpSingleArista
Ray CharlesI can See Clearly NowTrue to LifeCross Over Records/Atlantic
Nappy RootsSick and TiredWooden LeatherAtlantic Records
SeaSunz+J. Bless feat Stic ManGlobal WarningEarth AmplifiedRedline Distribution
Otis ReddingA Change is Gonna ComeThe Deifinitive CollectionWarner Music

 Tix for Nappy Roots!  Featuring Southern folks for this show...stay tuned and active!

Active Listening playlist for 07/08/2010

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Tribe Called QuestBonita Appelbaum
Erykah BaduLove
Grover WashingtonGeorgia On My Mind
StereognosisSumerian Breakbeat
Marcel CartierNakba (Free Palestine)
Bobby McFerrinWailers
Joe BataanChevre que Chevre
Cee-lo GreenMy Kind of People
Eddie KendricksPeople...Hold On
Erykah BaduMy People
Aloe BlaccLong Time Coming
Marcel CartierWomen Hold up Half the Sky
DAMAl Huriye Unt'a (Freedome for my Sisters)
Sade (Neptunes Remix)By Your Side
JaylibThe Red
Slum VillageForth and Back
Sherin WadyUntitled (Egyptian Remix)
The RootsThe Seed (2.0)
Sean PaulGimmie The Light
Missy ElliotGet Your Freak On
Sakade BandBeya Moke
StarshipWe Built this City
Fearless FourRockin It
Mohammed Alfarra Ft Darrious and Big EShorty
Esther PhillipsUse Me
Alice RussellHigh Up on the Hook
StereognosisBaglama Boxer
DJ ZTripAlbum Drops (live)
Dead PrezHip Hop
Mystic feat Talib Kweli & KamThe Life (Remix)
Mary J BlidgeBe Happy
Erykah Badu, Angie Stone, Bahamadia and Queen LatifahLove of My Life
Erykah Badu feat CommonLove of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)

Active Listening playlist for 06/03/2010

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Suheir HammadIn America
Democracy Now
DAMYa Sayidati
EuphratesWatermelon Chunks
Mohammed AlfarraFekret All HipHop
DAMBorn Here
LowkeyLive in London response to Flotilla
Son of NunFree Palestine
LowkeyLive in London
palestinian rapperzFalasteen wel tahadi
UnknownYirja al Shimaal
Suheir HammadThis is to Certify
David RovicsJenin
FairuzYa Hawa Beruit
Gil Scott HeronThe Revolution Will Not be televised
LowkeyLive in London
Mos Def, Lenny Kravitz, Trombone Shorty, Tim Robbins and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band-It Aint my Fault
Cee-lo GreenSometimes
Immortal TechniqueThe 4th Branch
Dead PrezWe Want Freedom
Unsung Heroes and TY feat BreidRight Here in Front of YOu
Marcel KhalifeOmi
Erykah BaduMy People
Amy Goodman
Mohammed Alfarra Ft darrious and Big EShorty
Palestinian RapperzFalasteen Wel Tahidi
Shadia Mansour feat DAMkollon 3endon Dababaat
FairuzAl Quds Fil Baal
Lowkey and Immortal TechniqueVoices of the Voiceless
DJ ZtripMarvin Gaye, Saul Williams and Bob Marley
DAMGhareeb F'Balidi
Queen LatifahU.N.I.T.Y.
DJ KirwatyTabla Gamda
Living LegendsWar and Peace

 Help celebrate Palestinian resistance music and remember the 9 activists who died aboard the Gaza Flotilla and the hundreds of deported activists and the hundreds of thousands of Gazans under inhumane Israeli and Egyptian blockade.

Active Listening playlist for 05/20/2010

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Talib Kweli and HiTekLove
Tina TurnerWhats Love Got to Do with It
Fabulous Souls/Peanut Butter WolfTake Me
Erykah BaduWindow Seat
Stevie WonderVisions
Raphael SaadiqDoing What I can
Poor Righteous TeahersShakiyla
AceyaloneMakebalila Live
Baka BeyondA thousand Curses on Love
Quannum CollectiveThe Quickening
The BeatlesNumber 9
Billie HolidayI cover the waterfront
Gil Scott HeronLady Day and John Coltrane
Prison SongDinoHomeless Writers Coalition
Cornell West
Erykah BaduPenitentiary Philosophy
Talib Kweli and HiTekEternalist
ToneGet UP
Dead PrezGet up
Soweto Gospel ChoirNgahlulele
Hugh Masakela
TopeHow It Feel
Harold FallermeyerAxel F
DJ Greyboy
Salt n PepaLEts Talk About Sex
Sengalese Hip Hop Mix
XumanAskan Wi....
Baka BeyondMeeting of Tribes
Roberta Flack and Donny HathawayWhen Love Has Grown
MysticOnce A Week
Pete Rock and Baby PaStep Up
Talib Kweli and Hi TekToo Late
The ImpressionsFool For You

Active Listening playlist for 04/29/2010

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Erykah BaduReturn of the Ankh
GuruRespect the architect
Them ChangesRamsey Lewis
GangstarrThe Planet
DJ PremierGURU tribute mix
Jeru the DamajaScientific Madness
Dj PremierGuru tribute mix
GangstarrTake two and pass
Grover WashingtonIt feels so good
GuruSlicker than Most
Digable PlanetsBorough Check
Roy AyersWe Live in Brooklyn
GangstarrYou Know my steez
GangstarrJust to Get a Rep
Arrested DevelopmentEase My Mind
Guru feat Angie StoneKeep your Worries
Bob Marley feat GuruJohnny Was
Les NubiansSweetest Taboo
Guru feat Les NubiansWho's There?
Guru feat MC SolaarLe Bien, Le Mal
MC Solaarhijo de africa
Guru feat the RootsLift Your Fist
de la soulItsoweezee
GangstarrWords I Manifest
James BrownBlack and Proud
Mos DefMathematics
Guru feat Herbie HancockTimeless
Herbie HancockWandering Spirit Song
JamiroquaiCosmic Girl
Guru feat JamiroquaiLost Souls
DJ PremierGuru Tribute Mix
GuruWhen you're Near
Erykah BaduTelephone
GangstarrEx girl-On to the Next Girl
GangstarrShe Knows What she wants
GangstarrRobin Hood Theory

You're a Shining Starr

GURU tribute night here on KBOO Active Listening with yours truely the Seamstress of Sound

Active Listening playlist for 04/08/2010

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Susana BacaSummertime
Erykah Badu7
CommonForever Begins
Steel PulseBabylon Makes the Rules/Devil's Disciples
Bob MarleyWar
AntibalasPay Back Africa
Gil Scott HeronThe Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Dead PrezWe Want Freedom
Dead PrezBe Healthy
OzomatliStreet Signs
Steel PulseDarker than Blue
Youssou N'dourShukran Bamba

 (Rest of playlist up in a few days-sorry bout that) Thanks for listening!

Active Listening playlist for 03/25/2010

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Alice RussellAll Alone
ShakiraLa Tortura
Monie LoveIt's a Shame(My Sister) featuring true image
CeuConcrete Jungle
Whitney HoustonLook into Your Heart
Janet JacksonMiss You Much
Corrine Bailey RaePut Your Records On
Erykah BaduMaster Teacher
Jill ScottA Long Walk
Digable PlanetsLa Femme Fetal
Esther PhillipsBye Bye Blackbird
Christian ScottShe
Billy Holiday (Nikodemus and Zeb Remix)Travelin All Alone
Ann PeeblesI Can't Stand the Rain
Arrested DevelopmentIn the Sunshine
Aretha FranklinOne Step
Corrine Bailey RaeLike A Star
Rita MarleyA Jah Jah
Erykah BaduBump It
Grace JonesPull Up to My Bumper Baby
CeuAve Cruz
Bebel GilbertoAganju
Arrested DevelopmentMiracles
Althea and DonnaMake a True
LIB QueenLiberia Is Free
Roberta FlackKilling Me Softly
Climbing PoetreeDiamond
Suheir HammadThis is to Certify
Georgia Anne MuldroqLovelight
Mystic feat Mos DefHere We Are
BahamadiaPep Talk
MysticSpoken Peace

Active Listening playlist for 03/12/2010

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Tight-The Coup (Pam the Funkstress

I'm Shakin-Lynne Jordan

Didn't Cha Know-Erykah Badu

Azul-Bebel Gilberto

Show Me the Life- Joan as Policewoman

Honey Molasses-Jill Scott


Swim-Ani DiFranco

Pomegranate-Trans-Global Underground

La Fete Au Village-Amadou and Miriam

Dance Anthem of the 80's-Regina Spektor

Chill Out-Zap Mama

I am She-Nikki Giovanni

Girlfriend Sistagirl-Mystic

Para Las Mujeres-Climbing Poetree

Summertime-Organica Remix

Las Estrellas-Maria Jose Montijo

The Beauty of God's Plan-Rita Marley

Listen to the Breeze-Chiwanoso

The Truth-India Arie

Be With Me(featuring Miss Bunty)-Aphrodite

Round and Round (feat Jonell)-Hi Tek

Ragtime Interlude/I'm Really Hot-Missy Elliot

Hateration-Mary J. Blidge

Intro-Climbing Poetree

Ladies First-Queen Latifah

Bone Chaos in the Castle-Kaki King

Baby Take off Your Cool-Andre and Norah Jones

Paroles Paroles-Zap Mama feat Vincent Cassell

Rajiat Fi Al Massa- Fairouz

Don't You Pay Them No Mind-Nina Simone

Solioquy-Sherin Neshat

Wounded in the House of A Friend-Sonia Sanchez

Come to Me-Bjork

A Mother and a Child-Faun Fables

Yunu Yuku Ninu-Lila Downs

August Day Song-Bebel Gilberto remixed by King Britt

Id Like It- Corinne Bailey Rae



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

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Who did "sometimes nothing is what you believe in"...
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