In spite of the devastation wrought by the recent earthquakes, a small but determined group of Puerto Rican guitarists are pushing ahead with a planned guitar festival on February 7th and 8th. One of the organizers, Frances Karim Chiroque, recently performed in Madison for a concert organized by the Madison Classical Guitar Society. MCGS President […]
Friday, January 31, 2020, marked the 74th anniversary of the birth of rock guitar legend Terry Kath (founding member of the group Chicago) and D.J. el Serpentine observed the occasion with a special Terry Kath Tribute Show on “The Rattlesnake Shake”, 8:00 to 11:00 pm (CST) on WORT-FM. This was the 6th Terry Kath tribute […]
Diaspora host Terry O’ caught up with folk singer Steve Forbert before his show at The Winnebago in Madison. Originally aired Thursday, January 9th.
WORT staff and volunteers lost a member of our family during the holidays. Theodora Christensen passed away peacefully on the Solstice, December 21, surrounded by her family. If you regularly call to donate to WORT during our pledge drives you probably talked to Theodora at least once. She was happy being a part of making […]
January’s Social Club Party will be at The Harmony Bar & Grill on Thursday January 23, 6:30-8:30pm. The Harmony is located at 2201 Atwood Ave, on Madison’s Eastside The Oak Street Ramblers perform at 7:30pm (no cover, please feed the kitty). Though their influences hail from much further south, the Oak Street Ramblers call home the […]
SistaStrings are sisters Chauntee and Monique Ross, classically trained violin and cello musicians from Milwaukee. In this interview with Helena White, SistaStrings discuss how and why they infuse their classical music with influences from Black culture: Gospel singing, Blues and Jazz improvisation. This interviewed was recorded live during ‘On The Horizon’ on December 1st, 2019. […]