music

6:27pm

Tue May 21, 2013
Arts & Culture

Teaching music with a passion

Ivan DeSouza, Delaine Eastin Elementary
Hana Baba

Learning music and playing it is one thing, but teaching it is whole other can of worms, especially when you’re teaching kids – and especially when there are 850 of them.

That’s what Ivan DeSouza does every week. He’s been the music teacher at Delaine Eastin Elementary School in Union City since its birth 12 years ago. It's part of New Haven Unified School District that recently won $29 million  in the President's Race to the Top program.

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4:32pm

Tue February 12, 2013
Arts & Culture

Composing the musical beat of a broken heart

Johannes Brahms, classical composer and big softie

It’s not often we hear a story of love and heartbreak – and the music that was specifically composed for it. One such story befell the 19th century composer Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann. Meghan Laslocky is author of The Little Book of Heartbreak and she shares their story of love and the music that told it with KALW’s Hana Baba.

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3:25pm

Mon February 11, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's local music: Nebula Force, Go

Nebula Force, Go
Credit Source: Nebula Force, Go

They're a band that describes themselves as a team dedicated to getting rid of evil in galaxies and recording their tales in song.

Nebula Force, Go's Facebook page also says "you're going to love hearing about zombies, robots, dinosaurs and undead radioactive Godzilla".

The song available below features one of those areas . . . it's about dinosaur bones.

Where does the band name come from? It's a reference to Power Rangers, and let's just leave it at that.

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5:45pm

Tue January 22, 2013
Arts & Culture

StoryCorps: Finding one's musical niche

Chip Curry and Diana Roberts spoke at the San Francisco StoryCorps booth

As a musician, you have to know how to deal with different types of crowds. Sometimes people aren't paying much attention to you, and they even talk while you're on stage. But other times, they give you standing ovations and beg for more.

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11:59am

Tue January 8, 2013
Local Music

Local Music: Shannon & the Clams

Shannon & the Clams is a garage band out of Oakland.  They'll be part of the program at Thee Parkside in San Francisco January 9th, and the sound assault starts around 9pm.

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