My Mixtape

What's your favorite song? Or a song that holds meaning for you? KALW News has been asking these questions to people all around the Bay Area and here's what they've found.

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My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, activist, musician, and educator Melanie DeMore tells us why she chose "Willow," by Joan Armatrading.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Joanna Haigood, artistic director and co-founder of Zaccho Dance Theatre tells us why she chose the theme to "Cinema Paradiso," by Ennio Morricone.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Krissy Keefer, founder and artistic director of Dance Brigade in San Francisco tells us why she chose "Testimony," by Ferron. 

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, dancer, artist and activist Spulu tells us why he picked the Trackademicks remix of  E-40's "Tell me When To Go."

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Micaya, the founder of San Francisco International Hip Hop Dancefest, tells us why she picked Meshell Ndegeocello's cover of "May This be Love," by The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Melonie Green, artist and curator and radio host tells us why she chose "Dionne," by Osunlade.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Gretchen Atwood,  author of the book “Lost Champions: Four Men, Two Teams, and the Breaking of Pro Football’s Color Line” tells us why she chose this perennial pump-up song by Survivor.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Kelly Atkins from Kitka tells us why she chose this song by the Georgian choir Tutarchela.  

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Mark Glaser, founder and executive director of MediaShift tells us why he chose this song by Bob Dylan that Adele covered on her first LP.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Tamara Perkins, director and producer of the documentary film "Life after Life," tells us why she chose this cover of The Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane" by Canadian band The Cowboy Junkies.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Brontez Purnell, a member of Blank Map, a Bay Area collective of queer Black artist-performer-musicians, tells us why he chose "I Hate Your Guts," by Loli & The Chones.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Oakland, CA based visual artist Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh tells us why she chose "Exit Music (For a Film)," by Radiohead.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, local filmmaker Amir Soltani tells us why he chose "Sultan Qalbam Tu Asti," by Ahmad Zahir.

My Mixtape: "Mathematics," by Mos Def

Nov 21, 2016

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, San Francisco rapper Khafre Jay tells us why he chose this Mos Def track.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, director of the Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley, Aya de Leon, tells us why she chose this song by Ibeyi. You can watch the video for the song here.  

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Alexandra Augustin tells us why "Rebel Girl," by Bikini Kill is her choice for us.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Bill Gould from Stanford, Ca tells us why he chose "Daahoud," by Clifford Brown and Max Roach.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. In this installment, Oakland resident Gina Gold tells us why she chose "Breathe Me," by Sia.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. For this Halloween installment, magician and host of the San Francisco Ghost Hunt Walking Tour Christian Cagigal tell us why he picked this song by Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. For this installment, journalist Leslie Griffy tells us why she chose this song by Billy Bragg & Wilco.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. For today's installment, composer/saxophonist/theorist Hafez Modirzadeh tells us why he picked this song by Prasant Radhakrishnan.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. For Friday's installment, Charles Purdy told us why he chose the song "Troy," by Sinead O'Connor.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. For Friday's installment, Al Letson, host of the Reveal podcast from the Center for Investigative Reporting tells us why he picked this song by Nas.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. For today's installment, listener Tom McManus followed the instructions here and submitted his own entry, telling us why he chose this song by The Allman Brothers Band. 

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. For today's installment, Truc Nguyen tells us why she chose this song by Cyndi Lauper.

My Mixtape: "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver

Sep 24, 2016

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Edward Miguel tells us why he chose this John Denver song.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Natalie Rodriguez tells us why she chose this song by Celia Cruz.  

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Phillip Coffin tell us why he chose this song by The Runaways.

My Mixtape: "Hey Ma" by Chance The Rapper

Sep 12, 2016

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Erick Cortez, an artist associated with Sunset Youth Services and Upstar Records, tells us why he chose this Chance The Rapper tune.   

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Drew Ackerman, host of the Sleep With Me podcast, tells us why he chose this Neil Young tune.

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