percussion

Talking Drums with Mickey Hart

Jul 1, 2015

Join us this Saturday 3 pm on "Folk Music & Beyond" for an encore broadcast of our conversation with Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart.  This weekend marks the Dead's 50th anniversary and their final performances together as a band.  Hart talks about his other life outside of the Grateful Dead--the active role he's played in helping to preserve the endangered music of Bali, Africa, and other parts of the world.  He also talks about his collaborations with some of the greatest percussionists in the world--Zakir Hussein, Airto Moreira, Babatunde Olatunji, and Hamza el Din.

Rumba and the radio

Sep 18, 2013
Leila Day

Audiograph: Making noise at SF State

May 21, 2013

For most of us, it’s pretty easy to make the distinction between music and noise. We probably don’t even think much about it. 

But for some people, those distinctions are blurry. Songs, trains, rustling leave-- they all have a kind of musicality.