For today’s show, Ali highlights the work of Sofia Snow, a community leader, writer, and performing artist who was recently named the director of the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) at UW–Madison. Sofia, herself a graduate of OMAI’s First Wave hip-hop scholarship program, discusses her path from the East Coast to Madison, her extensive […]
Xandria Phillips has published poems in the shade journal, American Poetry Review, Scalawag and the Virginia Poetry Review. Phillips’s debut poetry collection, “Hull,” explores emotional impacts of colonialism and racism on the Black queer body and the present-day emotional impacts of enslavement in urban, rural, and international settings. A University of Wisconsin First Wave Poetry […]
Hiwot Adilow is an emerging writer who works at a crossroads of music, poetry, and performance. She has been a part of Madison-based music acts such as The Bellhops and ME eN YOU, but recently she has been writing and developing a new set of music as a solo artist. Adilow and her band were a hit at […]
Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon talks with Heru, an Oakland-raised rapper/producer and UW-Madison student, about his new EP, TheSoulOf. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast on iTunes.
Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon sits down with Madison-based MC Rich Robbins and several of his collaborators to discuss the ambitious show they’re plotting for February 26 at the Memorial Union Play Circle. Dubbed Nimbus 2.0, the show will revisit Robbins’ 2015 album Nimbus with a Madison-centric cast of guest MCs and musicians. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast […]
… and if you’re of a more literary bent, the Wisconsin Book Festival is also upon us. They’re featuring spoken word poetry from First Wave. Willy Ney, Executive Director of the UW Office of Multicultural Arts Initiative joined the Monday Buzz on October 13.