The Madison Folk Ball started twenty nine years ago as a rescheduled Christmas Party, and has now grown to become one of the premiere folk dance and music events in the Midwest. Always volunteer-run, always free and chock full of dance lessons, music, movies and, of course, the legendary folk ball Dance Party on Saturday […]
“Oh Freedom! Songs of the Civil Rights Movement.” A collection of eleven pivotal songs that inspired and sustained the movement, interpreted by singer Chris Vallillo. Chris joins Brian Standing on The 8 O’Clock Buzz, by phone.
Ziggy Marley [pictured] remains on top of the World charts this week; also see what’s getting played on our rock, jazz, electronic and metal shows. WORT, Madison Charts for the week beginning May 16, 2016 top 30 1 JAYHAWKS Paging Mr. Proust Thirty Tigers 2 WIRE Nocturnal Koreans Pink Flag 3 BLACK MOUNTAIN IV Jagjaguwar […]
Mal-O-Dua brings its slack-key guitar and French-swing string music to the WORT Block Party on Sunday, May 22nd. The Madison-based duo will start its acoustic set at 12:30 p.m. on the MLK Boulevard stage. Django Reinhardt meets Merle Travis is how this eclectic pair describe their sound. Cedric “CED” Baetche, a native of Reims […]
The May Day gathering of the Oak Apple Morris Dancers is still one of Madison’s best-kept secrets. Every year at dawn, the English folk-dancing troupe partakes in a spring ritual that is older than time itself. Darien Lamen takes us there.
(WORT)–The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced last week that it had just won a major grant to preserve historic recordings of Wisconsin’s folk music. The National Endowment for the Humanities will award $230,000 to the Mills Music Library and the Center for the Study of Upper Midwest Culture to digitize brittle and underused recordings stretching back […]