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     The hosts of Tillicum Wawa retired from the KBOO airwaves in July 2013 after many years of putting together a terrific weekly program.  Thanks Eugene and Shusli!

    "Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People"
    is

    Rhonda "Shusli" Baseler
    Eugene Johnson


    “Tillicum Wawa” is a Chinook Jargon phrase which, loosely translated, means “The people speak”.

     Chinook Jargon was a trade language used by Natives in this region before Europeans arrived here. It was a combination of Salish, Nootka, and Chinook languages.  After explorers, traders, and other non-natives arrived in this area, French and English words were integrated into the jargon.  It was widely used to communicate between people of different tribes, nationalities, and races.

    That is why we chose the name.  Tillicum Wawa is here to help represent the under-represented voice of the Native peoples of this nation. To be a “voice for the voiceless”.  

     If you’re listening, you’re part of the conversation.

    Links

    Most Recent Show:

    The Herb Shed

    Past Shows: Gary Dodge, Mark Thunderwolf

    Local Organizations:

    Native American Rehabilitation Association, Native American Youth and Family Center

    Other Organizations:

    Indigenous Environmental Network

    News:

    Censored News, Indianz.com

    Episode Archive

    Tillicum Wawa on 01/19/12

    Air date: 
    Thu, 01/19/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Short Description: 
    Interview with Sean Cruz and possibly Winona Laduke about their new book.

    The Militarization of Indian Country

    Winona Laduke along with Sean Cruz have written a new book called "The Militarization of Indian Country"

    Tune in to

    Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People as we interview Sean Cruz in the studio and POSSIBLY (no confirmation as of Wednesday morning) Winona Laduke on the phone. We will discuss their book and what the militarization of Indian country is all about.

    Tillicum Wawa is Shusli Baseler-Johnson, Eugene Johnson, and Redwillow. Much of the time the show is visited by Louis Sowa as well. Tillicum Wawa airs every Thursday from 6-7pm.

    Tillicum Wawa on 01/12/12

    Air date: 
    Thu, 01/12/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Short Description: 
    Interview with Jeri Williams about human trafficking

    Is there human trafficking here in Portland? Yes! And if we ignore this problem, it will not go away.

    Please listen to Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People, for an interview with Jeri Williams, a Native American activist against human trafficking. Jeri will tell us her inspiring story of survival and talk about her involvement with the Northwest Coalition Against Trafficking Conference being held in Portland.

    So tune in to Tillicum Wawa on Thursday, Jan 12 to hear about this important issue.

    Tillicum Wawa on 09/15/11

    Air date: 
    Thu, 09/15/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Short Description: 
    Jan Michael Lookingwolf plays music live and gets interviewed.

    Tune in on Thursday, September 15, from 6-7pm when Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People welcomes Native American Music Awards winner Jan Michael Lookingwolf.

    Jan Michael Lookingwolf is not only known for his amazing flute playing, but also for his blues and rock and roll talent on guitar and vocals. He has many CDs out that can be found on his website (http://www.lookingwolf.com/) and elsewhere.

    Tillicum Wawa airs every Thursday from 6-7pm on KBOO, 90.7fm and is Eugene Johnson, Shusli Baseler-Johnson, and Vicki "Redwillow" Creel.

    Tillicum Wawa on 09/01/11

    Air date: 
    Thu, 09/01/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Short Description: 
    Interview with Casper Lomayesva, Hopi/Dine Reggae Artist

    Tune in to "Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People," on September 1, for an interview with Hopi/Dine Reggae Artist, Casper Lomayesva. Casper has a new CD out called "Brothers Keeper." Casper has been playing Reggae for 15 years and recently played at the Northwest World Reggae Festival in Eugene.

    "Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People," is Eugene Johnson, Shusli Baseler-Johnson, and Redwillow. The show airs every Thursday from 6-7pm.

    Tillicum Wawa on 08/25/11

    Air date: 
    Thu, 08/25/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Short Description: 
    Interview with Phillip Charette and Alex Ellison who produced a Yupik/Inuit hip-hop album

    Tune into "Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People," on Thursday, August 25th from 6-7pm for an interview with Phillip John Aarnaquq Charette about his new (and first) Yupik/Inuit Hip-Hop collaboration CD titled TENGAURTUKUT. We will have Phillip on the phone and his CD collaborator, Alex Ellison, in the studio. TILLICUM WAWA WILL BE THE FIRST PROGRAM TO AIR THIS NEW MUSIC! Phillip is also a well known mask maker, as you can see from the photograph.

    Tillicum Wawa on 07/28/11

    Air date: 
    Thu, 07/28/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Short Description: 
    Diabetes Special

    Tune into KBOO on Thursday, July 28, for a Diabetes Special program on "Tillicum Wawa, Voices of the People."

     

    We will have Alison Goerl and Ruth Ann McGovern (and possibly some patients) from the Native American Rehabilitation Program's Diabetes Program to discuss this rampant health problem as American Indians have some of the highest rates of diabetes in the nation.

    Tillicum Wawa on 07/21/11

    Air date: 
    Thu, 07/21/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Short Description: 
    Joy Harjo live in the studio

    This Thursday, July 21st, Joy Harjo will be joining "Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People." Joy Harjo won a NAMMY (Native American Music Award) for Best Female Artist in 2009. Joy is a talented saxophone player, poet, author and so much more. She has a new CD out titled "Red Dreams: a Trail Beyond Tears."

    Tillicum Wawa on 07/14/11

    Air date: 
    Thu, 07/14/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Short Description: 
    Housing Fair interview

    Tune in to "Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People," tonight, July 14, for an interview with Sara Libby, the homeownership program manager for the Native American Youth and Family Center. She will be discussing the Housing Fair that they will be hosting on July 30.

    Tillicum Wawa airs every Thursday from 6-7pm on KBOO, 90.7fm.

    Tillicum Wawa on 07/07/11

    Air date: 
    Thu, 07/07/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Short Description: 
    Interview with Michelle Singer and musical guest, Tony Garcia
     Tune in on Thursday, July 7, when "Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People," interviews Michelle Singer from the One Sky Center, a Native American health organization, to discuss upcoming conferneces in the area and other health issues in Native America.
     
    We will also have a live musical guest, Tony Garcia, who will play guitar and sing a few songs, one about racism against the inidigenous.<

    Tillicum Wawa on 03/10/11

    Air date: 
    Thu, 03/10/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Short Description: 
    Interviews with Linda Meanus and Trish Jordan

    Celilo Falls and Red Lodge

    On Thursday, March 10, Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People, will be interviewing Linda Meanus and Trish Jordan.

    Linda Meanus is the granddaughter of Chief Tommy Thompson, the Fishing Chief of Celilo village at the time of the flooding by the United States Government on March 10, 1957. We will discuss the anniversary date and the upcoming fishing ceremony, and what this loss has meant to her and the people of Celilo.

    Audio

    Variety Hour

    program date: 
    Thu, 09/06/2012

    We discussed a variety of issues, took it a little easy and relaxed on this show after two intense ones. Samantha discussed the 13 indigenous grandmothers and read her memorial to John Talley who influenced many people with "Indian World." We also have a box in the KBOO lobby for donations to the children of Pine Ridge for shoes, clothes, and school supplies requested by Wakiyan, the young warrior who was pepper sprayed at White Clay.

    • Length: 59:26 minutes (54.41 MB)
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    Jessica Interview

    program date: 
    Thu, 08/30/2012

    Jessica Interview

    • Length: 5:26 minutes (4.97 MB)
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    White Clay Protests

    program date: 
    Thu, 08/30/2012

    On Thursday, August 30, Tillicum Wawa interviewed people from Deep Green Resistance who were locked down at White Clay in support of the Lakota People of Pine Ridge to attempt to stop the sale of alcohol to Indians from the reservation. We also interviewed a medic who was there and Autumn Two Bulls whose son, Wakiyan, was pepper sprayed as well as Wakiyan himself.

    • Length: 59:53 minutes (54.82 MB)
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    Language

    program date: 
    Fri, 08/17/2012

    Tillicum Wawa interviewed Bryan Hudson about the Shoshone/Goshute Youth Language Apprenticeship Program. It is a language program designed to preserve the Shoshone language.

    We also interviewed Steven Graves about the White Buffalo Project that helps the folks of the Pine Ridge Reservation.

    • Length: 57:39 minutes (52.78 MB)
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    Indigenous and Indigenous inspired Music from Around the World

    program date: 
    Thu, 08/02/2012

    We interviewed Jessica Martinez Maxey on Thursday, August 2. We also played music by Shakhouse, a Samoan group, a song called Pati Mai, and a hip-hop song by Plex.

    The Reverend Goat Carson and Andrea Robideau of Big Brothers Big Sisters

    program date: 
    Thu, 07/19/2012

    Tillicum Wawa was glad to have an interviw with the Reverend Goat Carson to discuss his music, writing, and acting. We also had Andrea Robideau to talk about the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

    • Length: 57:45 minutes (52.87 MB)
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    Season of Change

    program date: 
    Thu, 06/21/2012

    It is a season of change. The world has changed in so many ways in such a little amount of time and there is lots of change happening at this moment. There is lots of activity in the world as the people seek to have something other than the wealth being sucked away to the top, racism (institutional and overt), etc. Things just aren't working too harmoniously and it is up to us to think and act to foment that change.

    We had special guest Samantha King in the studio with us as well.

    If you're listening, you're part of the conversation.

    • Length: 58:58 minutes (53.98 MB)
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    Honoring Celilo Falls

    program date: 
    Wed, 06/20/2012

    Mix track to honor Celilo Falls

    by Eugene Johnson

    • Length: 4:21 minutes (3.98 MB)
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    A Special Message from Tillicum Wawa

    program date: 
    Thu, 06/14/2012

    A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM

    TILLICUM WAWA

    • Length: 1:52 minutes (1.71 MB)
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    Winnemem Wintu War Dance and Food Security

    program date: 
    Thu, 06/07/2012

     Shusli and Sean

    Doug Schofield of the Winnemem Wintu joined us at Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People, in a discussion of the War Dance they held on the McCloud River a couple of weeks ago to protect their coming of age ceremony from folks who have no respect for such events. He also gave information on how people can help which can also be found at their website: winnimemwintu.us.

     

    We also talked with Sean Cruz about food security in Indian country, from hunger to obesity, diabetes and other health issues, the history and current issues, and the work he is doing in creating a Native American food co-op.

    Shusli enjoying a book someone left in our KBOO mail box.

     

    Playlists

    Tillicum Wawa playlist for 06/30/2011

    Categories:
    Air date: 
    06/30/2011
    ArtistTitle
    BlackfireSilence is a Weapon
    Buffy Saint-MarieMy Way
    Buffy Saint-MarieJohnny Be Fair
    Arigon StarrCalifornia Indians
    Arigon StarrDon't Touch the Indians
    Isaac TrimbleDedication

    Indian Country playlist for 07/23/2010

    Categories:
    Air date: 
    07/23/2010

    Haven't been able to get the playlist up yet..Have to listen to the taping in order to get it up..Will do as soon as I can..Redwillow

    Indian Country playlist for 07/23/2010

    Categories:
    Air date: 
    07/23/2010

    Haven't been able to get the playlist up yet..Have to listen to the taping in order to get it up..Will do as soon as I can..Redwillow

    Indian Country playlist for 07/09/2010

    Categories:
    Air date: 
    07/09/2010
    ArtistTitleAlbum
    Robert MirabelThe DanceMusic from a Painted Cave
    Black Lodge SingersTiny Tots Contest Song
    Black Lodge SingersInter-Tribal
    Red Lake NationP-Town Boys "Inter-Tribal"
    Red Lake NationChicken DanceBlack Bear Crossing
    Dakota HotainCho Old Style
    Dakota HotainBig Bear
    United TribesNorth Buffalo
    Dakota HotainFancy Footin'
    Dakota HotainDakota Hop
    Northern Cree SingersJingle Dress Song
    Buffy Sainte-MarieBury My Heart at Wounded Knee
    Red ThunderHeartbeat

    Here is the great playlist brought by our guest host on 7-9-10. Thanks, Red Tomahawk! Loved having you on the show!

    Indian Country playlist for 06/25/2010

    Categories:
    Air date: 
    06/25/2010
    ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
    BlackfireAmerican Indian Movement songThink Globaltime:1:30pm
    WalelaI'll turn my radio onWalela1:35pm
    Floyd Red Crow WestermanCuster died for your sinsCuster died for your sins1:39pm
    WalelaThe WhipporwillWalela1:42pm
    Buffy Saint-MarieMy country tis of thy people are dyingThe best of Buffy St. Marie1:54pm
    Charle LittleleafTrail fo Tears/Amazing GraceAncient Reflections2:00pm
    Floyd Red Crow WestermanThe land is your MotherThe Land is your Mother2:05pm
    Johnny CashAs long as the grass shall growBitter Tears2:08pm
    Charles LittleleafStick IndianAncient Reflectionas2:14pm
    Johnny CashDrumsBitter Tears2:18pm
    Michael BucherMountain top removalBelieve2:23pm
    Stephen KakfwiChief Johnny CharlieNew strings on an old guitar2:27pm
    Buffy St. MarieTake my hand for a whileBest of Buffy St Marie2:34pm
    Charles LittleleafWho am IAncient Reflections2:36pm
    WalelaCherokee Morning songWalela2:39pm
    Various ArtistsEagle DanceAmerican Indian Dances2:51pm
    Tha TribeHeart and SoulRound Dance songs5:54pm

    Indian Country playlist for 06/11/2010

    Categories:
    Air date: 
    06/11/2010
    ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
    Charles LittleleafWho am I?Ancient Reflections1:35pm
    Charles LittleleafSouix TraditionalAncient Reflections1:41pm
    Charles LittleleafElk SongLive in studio1:45pm
    Charles LittleleafRedwood GoddessAncient Reflections1:53pm
    Charles LittleleafEssence of LifeLive in studio2:12pm
    Charles LittleleafVision QuestLive in studio2:16pm
    Charles LittleleafEagle SpiritAncient Reflectiona2:24pm
    Charles LittleleafTapsLive in studio2:30pm
    Charles LittleleafTrail of Tears/Amazing GraceAncient Reflections2:43pm
    Charles LittleleafJohn Rainer Jr songLive in studio2:52pm
    Charles LittleleafAu de donLive in studio2:54pm

    We hope you enjoyed our show today with our special guest Charles Littleleaf.! He is a renown flute player and maker. His mentor was R. Carlos Nakai, the renown Native musician. He has a CD out now called Ancient Reflections. He has a new CD coming out soon called "Essence of Life".

    His wife and manager , Vicky, was with him. They live on the Warm Springs reservation here in Oregon. He is very in touch with our Mother Earth and make's his flutes out of her spirit. in the trees.

    "There seems to be a song for everything. We listen to the songs of wind and the songs of water. When we watch the clouds or the stars at night, we will find a song from their natural elements, which always needs to be appreciated and expressed."

    We feel honored to have had these guests and Charles Littleleaf's music, and we  will have them back on asap.! We hope you all liked to hear his soothing and compelling music.

    If you liked this show and or have any suggestions for future shows, please feel free to email us, write in the "comments" or call us (503) 231-8032, to voice your requests.

    We will be back on in 2 weeks, on Friday, 6-25-10, 1:30-3:00pm.We are looking forward to bringing you another great show!

    Wado/Thank you Samantha

     

     

     

    Indian Country playlist for 05/28/2010

    Categories:
    Air date: 
    05/28/2010
    ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
    BlackfireAmerican Indian Movement SongThink Global1:30pm
    Robert MirabalWind MessageSagebrush Symphony1:33pm
    Michael Martin MurhyGeronimo's CadillacSagebrush Symphony1:35pm
    Floyd Red Crow WestermanCuster died for your sinsCuster died for your sins1:42pm
    Floyd Red Crow WestermanThey didn't listenCuster died for your sins1:46pm
    Tribal WindsCircle of lifeMusic from Native American flutes1:55pm
    VariousHealing songBetween Father sky and Mother Earth1:59pm
    Tribal WindsMemory of Mother EarthMusic from Native American flutes2:02pm
    Bill MillerWind SpiritBetween Father Sky and Mother Earth2:05pm
    Bill MillerSacred GroundSacred Gounds2:16pm
    Floyd Red Crow WestermanThe land is your MotherThe Land is your Mother2:21pm
    aWalela&Joanne ShanendoshMother EarthSacred Ground2:25pm
    John TrudellCrazy HorseBone Days2:30pm
    Littlewolf BandOweegonI am Walking2:42pm
    Sharon BurchTrail of LifeHeart Beat2:46pm
    R. Carlo NakaiAmazing GraceBetween Father Sky and Mother Earth2:50pm
    BlackfireA.I.M. SongThink Global2:55pm

    We are dedicating this week's show, 5/28/10 to Our Mother Earth. In light of all the the autrocities that are occuring to her all the time and especially right now in the gulf of Mexico. The music will reflect our respect and encourage us , hopefully , to pray and know, that the Great One is really in control-always. Let the evil greedy ones see the error of their ways and enlighten them to the world's real needs. The People..

    We hope you enjoy the show and the music and take the time to pray, to meditate and to  speak up as we have always done well.

    Cudos to  President Obama for putting a stop on all oil well drilling -on the land,  in shallow waters and in the deep seas.! That means Alaska, who were getting equipment in place for more drilling. We must demand the stop be in place until the day comes if or when the companies  have the technology to NOT have any leaks at all, and in case something happens, they must have the technolgy to fix it NOW!

    But more realistically we need to go to other types of fuel. Electric, solar, wind and horse power, and leave the oil in the ground.

    We Natives have always lived in balance with our Mother. And it is up to us to stop the insanity, and disrespect of our Earth.

    One can call Our Pres @ 1-202-456-1414, his web is www.whitehouse.gov to send him your thoughts on these matters.

    One can call our Oregon  Senators: Jeff Merkley@503-326-3386 and at his office in Wash DC:1-202-224-3753: email "senator@merkley.senate.gov". And Ron Wyden@541-431-0610 and his office in Wash DC:1-202-224-5244.Website : www.wyden.senate.gov.

    And one can call our Oregon State Rep -Peter DeFazio@541-465-6732 and his office in Wash DC:1-202-225-6416. Website: www.defazio.house.gov.

    Our Oregon Governor@503-378-4582. His website: www.governor.oregon.gov. Lets let him know that we won't tolerate any drilling off of our coasts!

    Email them with  letters of your thoughts and suggestions, or call them to express yourself on this disrespect going on.

    We hope you like the show this week. Let us know by posting your "comments" on our "Indian Country" page. Your calls into the studio are great and we love to hear from you!. The station prefers that our listeners post comments on the "comments" tab at our "Indian Country" page.  That way they know you are listening. And it will show the need to have an American Indian show, like ours, on the KBOO radio station.

    We will be back on in 2 weeks 6/11/10. Another show will demo their shows like we are demoing ours , So we will allternate with us every other week. This next Friday 6/4/10 is a folk music show with Flower Elliott. It should be good also.

    We hope you will join us again on 6/11/10 Fri from 1:30-3:00pm

    Thank you / Wado , Samantha

    Indian Country playlist for 05/21/2010

    Categories:
    Air date: 
    05/21/2010
    ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
    BlackfireA.I.M. SongThink Globalaired:1:30pm
    UlaliRattle SongMahk Jchiaired:1:36pm
    Floyd WestermanTask ForceCuster died for your sinsaired:1:42pm
    Floyd WestermanB.I.A.Custer Died for your sinsaired1:44pm
    Buffy St. MarieI'm goinna be a country girl agian.The Best of B.St.M.aired:1:50pm
    Buffy Sainte MarieGod is Alive,Magic is afootThe Best of B.St.M.aired:1:53pm
    UlaliMahk JchiMahk Jchiaired:1:57pm
    Johnny CashAs Long as the green grass growsBitter Tearsaired:2:05pm
    UlaliPower of the Harden-BrattMahk Jchiaired:2:11pm
    Johnny CashDrumsBitter Tearsaired:2:2:15
    WalelaWash your Spirit cleanThe Best of W.aired:2; 24pm
    American Indian Dances Var.Eagle DanceAmer.Indian Dances Var.aired:2:27pm
    American Indian Dances Var.Squaw DanceAmer.Indian Dances Var.aired:2:29pm
    WalelaCherokee Morning SongThe Best of W.aired:2:54pm
    Johnny CashApache TearsBitter Tearsaired:2:58pm
    BlackfireA.I.M.SongThink Globalaired:3:00pm

    Indian Country playlist for 04/30/2010

    Categories:
    Air date: 
    04/30/2010
    ArtistTitleAlbum
    RoseGet TribalAll the Wild Horses
    QuiltmanThree SistersThree Sisters
    Joanne ShanandoahPeace and PowerPeacemaker's Journey
    Robbie RobertsonCherokee Morningsong
    WalelaMuddy RoadWalela
    Sharon BurchSpotted HorseColors of my heart
    Sons of the SpiritCherokeeSons of the Spirit
    WalelaI have no Indian NameWalela
    UlaliMahk JchiMahk Jchi

    Comments

    Pledge Drive

    We encourage you , our listeners to contribute to KBOO, as you are it's only resource to keep it on the air, along with Native programming . And Native programming is in need of more exposure to all of our relations.

    Thank you, Samantha

    Interview with musical flutest Littleleaf this Fri 6-11-10,1:30p

    We are excited to announce our guest on this week's episode of "Indian Country", Fri. 6-11-10, will be the great flute player Charles Littleleaf !!! He is a world renown flutest and flute maker, from the Warm Springs Reservation here in Oregon.

    *  Native American Flutist / Recording Artist / Concert Performer*  Commissioned, Award-Winning Native American Flute Maker*  Native American Music Award Nominee (NAMA*  Founding Member of the annual Amboy, Washington Mt. Tum-Tum Encampment* 

    His other talents include:

    *  Educator in the making of dance regalia
    *  Speaker for National Rehabilitation Centers
    *  Teacher in Traditional Lore
    *  Speaker in Native Spirituality

    This show should be a very informative , intertaining and an exciting hour or so of listening to the live music of Littleleaf and finding out more about this facinating Native music man.

    We hope you will listen and tell your family and friends about this big event occuring on our Native American show, "Indian Country", aired only on KBOO Portland !!  This Fri, 6-11-10 from 1:30-3:00pm.

     And you can "listen live" outside of the Portland area at our website : www.kboo.fm, on the computer.!!

    We will not air on May 7,2010

    We will be preempted from our regular time on Fri May 7, 2010 as KBOO is having a special program that I encourage you to listen  to . It should be terrific.

    We are waiting to hear if we will air our Native American program on 5/14/2010. we will post it asap.

    We hope you all will encourage this type of programming on KBOO, our Community radio station.

    July 6th Show

    We had a great show on the 6th with Red Tomahawk guest hosting!

    Samantha couldn't make it from Eugene because of a broken toe; sure hope she can come on the 23rd!

    Next is Jan Michael Lookingwolf,Nammy award winner, playing his flute and sharing his new cut "We are One!"

    Check it out on Indian Country July 23rd!

    Playlist for Lookingwolf show

    The playlist for the July 23rd Lookingwolf performance and interview is still to come. Have to play it back to list the music and haven't done that yet..Apologies...

    Redwillow

     

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