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Bilingual Podcast and media platform dedicated to conversations and the exchange of ideas from a multicultural community, based in the surrounding areas of the Connecticut River Valley, and Western Massachusetts. Music, arts, storytelling, conversations, performances, creative projects, and randomness.

Bilingual Podcast and media platform dedicated to conversations and the exchange of ideas from a multicultural community, based in the surrounding areas of the Connecticut River Valley, and Western Massachusetts. Music, arts, storytelling, conversations, performances, creative projects, and randomness.

Location:

United States

Description:

Bilingual Podcast and media platform dedicated to conversations and the exchange of ideas from a multicultural community, based in the surrounding areas of the Connecticut River Valley, and Western Massachusetts. Music, arts, storytelling, conversations, performances, creative projects, and randomness.

Language:

English

Contact:

7876499517


Episodes

CINCO DE MAYO (VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL)

5/5/2022
La celebración del Cinco de Mayo en Estados Unidos, conlleva ciertas prácticas comerciales y culturales que son particularmente únicas de la idiosincrasia estadounidense. En esta breve sesión comparto información con el fin de explicar qué significa realmente el cinco de mayo en el contexto histórico en México, al igual que las posibles derivaciones que llevaron esta fecha a ser la festividad que se celebra actualmente en Estados Unidos.

Duration:00:08:32

Miosoti Alvarado - PIQUETE

3/20/2022
Recibimos desde Puerto Rico a una amiga de muchos años, quien es y ha sido una creadora de múltiples proyectos artísticos en diferentes disciplinas. Ella es Miosoti Alvarado, Mio. En esta sesión nos enfocaremos en su más reciente proyecto musical llamado Piquete, así como el lanzamiento de su primer sencillo, "Fluir". Piquete es una innovadora propuesta musical afro-puertorriqueña que Mio la define como neo-plena y bomba-groove. En su propuesta, Miosoti ha fusionado ritmos tradicionales de...

Duration:00:49:29

CARMEN CALLENDER

3/8/2022
As we honor all women during March 8th, International Women's Day, we have a conversation with visual artist, educator, singer, songwriter, and musician, Carmen Callender. A long-life resident of Springfield, MA, Carmen enjoys creating different pieces of art, in different mediums such as music and murals. In this session, we will learn about the creation of her latest song, "Call of Duty" which is now available for streaming on music platforms, and YouTube. You can check some of Carmen's...

Duration:00:30:28

MAGOS HERRERA IS COMING TO BOMBYX

2/7/2022
New York-based Grammy-nominated Mexican singer and composer, Magos Herrera has been busy during 2021, making new music, and continuing her musical journey, putting together elements from realms like chamber music, jazz, and Latin American roots and influences, And she is coming to present in an intimate concert, a tasting of these multiple sound flavors, exploring the fusion of a string quartet and a jazz ensemble, joined by a string quartet drawn from members of the orchestral collective...

Duration:00:18:06

Rachel Eckroth

12/21/2021
Rachel Eckroth is a renowned singer, songwriter, composer, and keyboard player, with a multifaceted approach to music that fits into the jazz umbrella, and at the same time explores musical landscapes that offer dramatic views of places that exist in the vast realm of the creativity and inspiration, using electronic sounds, effects, and an experimental view to what music can be. In this session with Rachel Eckroth, we talk bout her latest album, The Garden, a Grammy-nominated recording for...

Duration:00:26:09

ÌFÉ

11/24/2021
Listening to ÌFÉ performing live is to experience a cathartic, spiritual transmutation of what organically and digitally can be perceived as a purification through music. After the sublime performance of ÌFÉ at the Bombyx Center for the Arts & Equity in Florence, MA, we sat down with Otura Mun, leader and founder of ÌFÉ, to catch up and talk about his work. And I say "to catch up" because we happen to know each other from the early 2000's rave and electronic music scene in Puerto Rico, when...

Duration:00:36:48

SUPAMAN

11/14/2021
On November 12, 2021, and during the celebration of National Native American Heritage Month, the new Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity, hosted a special event during its inaugural season, bringing for the first time in this new venue, Native American & Hip Hop artist Supaman. Supaman is Christian Takes Gun Parrish. He is a member of the Apsáalooke Nation in Montana. As Supaman his musical career started in 2005 by putting together dance, hip hop lyricism, and music, by blending both, Native...

Duration:00:19:32

GATEWAY CITY ARTS IS COMING BACK

4/19/2021
Gateway City Arts is coming back!! We are celebrating the good news shared by Vitek Kruta and Lori Divine, co-directors and founders of Gateway City Arts, that they have formed a partnership with DSP Shows and this will allow a return to activities for the multicultural complex. One of them was Gateway City Arts, that in December 2020 announced they would not be able to return to operations after being hit by the closure of its whole complex due to the pandemic and the restrictions that came...

Duration:00:29:02

Felipe Salles - The New Immigrant Experience

4/13/2021
On this session, we welcome jazz musician and composer, Felipe Salles. We talked about The New Immigrant Experience, a recording release that represents a strong testament to the presence, experience, and inspiration by the lives of "Dreamers". Dr. Felipe Salles who emigrated from Brazil to the United States, has served as a Professor of Jazz and African-American Music Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 2010, and is a 2018 Guggenheim Foundation Composition Fellow, among...

Duration:00:44:08

MAGOS HERRERA

4/11/2021
[INTERVIEW IN SPANISH] Recibimos con mucho orgullo a la cantante y compositora mexicana, Magos Herrera. Reconocida en la escena internacional de la música por su expresiva interpretación vocal, Magos se manifiesta musicalmente dentro de diferentes vertientes sonoras que se entrelazan en el espectro del jazz. En esta conversación con Magos, hablamos sobre su trayectoria, su vida artística en la ciudad de Nueva York, la experiencia multicultural, la identidad, así como los detalles del...

Duration:00:43:41

CLAUDIA ACUÑA

3/6/2021
This is our conversation with Chilean jazz vocalist, songwriter, and arranger, Claudia Acuña. With the beginning of March as Women's History Month, and her virtual concert on March 6th, part of the International Women Rising Festival presented by Thirdrow.live and produced by Laudable.Productions, we talk about her background, and the inspiration to pursue a career as a singer and artist. This is an interview in both languages, English and Spanish.

Duration:00:37:54

SANIYE

12/24/2020
We are celebrating a virtual holiday, and this session has a special guest: a singer-writer, entrepreneur, and a talented multi-cultural artist who represents Turkey and New York. She is Sinem Saniye, and under her artistic name Saniyé, she shared a moment after a virtual show, to talk about her musical work, artist support and networking, her efforts to amplify women in the arts, music and performance, and she shares with is a very special acoustic version of her latest song "Baby, It's...

Duration:00:34:28

Community Ofrenda for Day of the Dead 2020 - Attack Bear Press X RadioPlasma

11/19/2020
October 31, 2020. Attack Bear Press founders, Jason Montgomery and Alex Woolner share their thoughts and the process behind the creation of the 2nd Holyoke Community Ofrenda 2020 to honor the Day of the Dead, and at the same time, create a space to acknowledge, honor, and remember the lives lost during 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the second year, the Readywipe Gallery in Holyoke hosted the space for an indoor installation, featured on this video, and also an outdoor setting for...

Duration:00:18:38

HOLYOKE LOCAL CULTURAL COUNCIL 2020 GRANTS PROPOSALS

11/16/2020
In this virtual session, we welcome Anne Thalheimer, Treasurer of the Holyoke Local Cultural Council, who shared with us the details of the currently open season for grants proposals for 2021. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the deadline has been moved to December 14, 2020, and you can submit your proposal online visiting https://mcc.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp The HLCC encourages individuals and organizations to apply for financial support through its annual grant program which is part of a...

Duration:00:21:03

IRENE "I-SHEA" SHAIKLY: CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP

7/9/2020
After an unexpected hiatus due to COVID-19, here we are. Radioplasma is back in the cyber-ether. We return to our conversations and randomness, with a session and a story of resilience, adaptation, and a reminder of self care, with Iréne I-Shea Shaikly, emcee, poet, percussionist, dancer, singer, actress, youth worker, and educator. On this session we talked about Iréne's process and adaptation through COVID-19, the experiences of a trip to Senegal that inspired some of her most recent...

Duration:00:38:38

BETSAYDA MACHADO

3/15/2020
Betsayda Machado y su Parranda el Clavo, se presentaron en Gateway City Arts en Holyoke, el 1 de marzo. Después de una cálida y energética sesión musical, Betsayda nos brindó unos momentos para conversar sobre su trabajo musical, así como algunos detalles de los instrumentos de la cultura musical de Venezuela y una pieza teatral que esperamos poder disfrutar en el futuro.

Duration:00:14:25

RANDOM SEARCHES PUBLIC FORUM - DEAN

3/15/2020
Produced in partnership with Holyoke Media. On March 5th, 2020, Dr. Stephen Mahoney, Executive Principal at Holyoke High School, met with students, teachers, parents, school committee members, and community members, to listen to their feedback on the implementation of this policy. This meeting continued showing the different angles of how the random searches policy seems to be creating more problems than solutions, and it brought some moments of tension, and statements worth of scrutiny...

Duration:01:21:05

RANDOM SEARCHES PUBLIC FORUM

2/28/2020
This is the recording of the public meeting, held at Holyoke High School, North Campus, regarding the random searches policy. Dr. Stephen Mahoney, Executive Principal at Holyoke High, met with students, teachers, parents, and community members, to listen to their feedback on the implementation of this policy. Recorded on February 27, 2020.

Duration:01:16:45

CRAVE FOOD TRUCK

2/19/2020
Nicole Ortiz is a young entrepreneur, who is also a student at the HCC Culinary Arts Institute. In this conversation, we learned about CRAVE, her new business, a food truck with a plant forward menu, focused on using local ingredients, and exploring different culinary influences. An inspiring session, that sets a standard for taking action and pursuing dreams and goals, while giving back to the community.

Duration:00:22:49

HOUSE OF COLORS

2/16/2020
Our teen host Shayleena, shares a conversation with Micah Katz Zieger, who is in charge of the programming and activities with the House of Colors LGBTQ Youth Group, based at Enlace de Familias in Main St. in Holyoke, MA. This youth group engages in different activities to provide a safe space and create awareness in different spaces around the city. House of Colors has been meeting at the Teen Room in the Holyoke Public Library for the past months, and as a way to recognize their presence,...

Duration:00:16:24