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Afternoon Freeform

A diverse music showcase uncovering common roots in music from different places and times.

Celebrating Aretha

Aug 30, 2018
Allison Davis

To celebrate the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin, four dynamic local singers performed on Freeform. Toni Morgan, Tracey Whitney, Abby Maxwell and 15-year-old Chloe Nixon sang the songs of Aretha. Jim Ahrend was on keyboard, and Rick Dorin on guitar.

By Ryan Arrowsmith via Wikimedia Commons

Wed. 8/29, 1:30p: Local singers Tracey Whitney, Abby Maxwell, Toni Morgan (and perhaps a surprise guest) join Carol Boss on Freeform to perform some of their favorite Aretha Franklin songs and talk about her influence on them as well as her legacy.

Freeform On The Fourth

Jul 3, 2018
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Wed. 7/4 1:30p: Through music and spoken word, Carol Boss explores the American experience and patriotism from many artists  - from Langston Hughes to James Brown to Lauryn Hill, Woody Guthrie, Aaron Copeland, Mavis Staples, Joan Baez, Neil Young, Childhish Gambino, the cast of Hamilton, J. Cole and so very much more.  The expected and the unexpected, those you know and those you've never heard before!  

Thurs. 4/26 1:30p. Thursday April 26th marks the opening of the 35th Annual Gathering Of Nations Pow Wow in Albuquerque. It is the largest event of its kind in North America, dedicated to celebrating and sharing indigenous culture. Join Afternoon Freeform host Brandon Kennedy as he welcomes local native performers into the KUNM studios for live performance and conversation. Guests include Colleen Gorman, DDAT, JJ Otero, Sunburnt Stone and Nizhoni Girls.

Mary B's Last Ever Friday Freeform

Apr 7, 2018
Courtesy of Mary B.

Fri. 4/13 1:30p: Mary B. has been doing Freeform for 35 years. That's crazy! But nothing is permanent and now she has to go. Her last show is this Friday, April 13. The music will be insanely good, there could be shenanigans, and she hopes you'll be there with her. Friday Afternoon Freeform with Mary B, this Friday for the very last time. 

Wed. 2/14, 1:30p: Carol Boss talks with singer-songwriter and social activist Dar Williams, and live in the studio Klezmer music from the Rebbe's Orkestra and songs of love from Bebe La La.

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Tue. 2/13, 3p: On Freeform, a live performance and interview with guitarist and song-writer Oscar Butler, hosted by Cristina Baccin.  Mr.

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Mon. 2/5 2p:  Local musician, dancer, & farmer Fidel Gonzalez is accompanied by Cristian Orellana in the Studios at KUNM on Monday (2/5/18) Afternoon Free Form.  They play a few songs and chat about music and local agriculture.  Fidel founded Moktezu Mart Market a few months ago very near to UNM.  There will be a party at the market this Wednesday, Valentine's Day with music and food. The band Los Jaraneros will perform.  Find out more on Facebook!

Fidel Gonzalez- Guitar

Cristian Orellana- Flutes

Crushed!?

Jan 12, 2018

This band's explosive live performances incorporate controlled chaos. Crushed!? is: Joel Sheets on vocals, Jake Snider on guitar, Jimmy Wallace on bass, Greg Silva on drums, and Adam Smith on guitar. More information on their current tour here: https://www.facebook.com/crushedisdabomb/

Scott Darsee

Wed. 12/6, 1:30p: Live in the studio Scott and Johanna perform stories and songs of winter, light and darkness on Freeform, hosted by Carol Boss.

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Wed. 11/8,1:30p: Freeform host Carol Boss features music and poetry (with local poets) to mark this 365th day anniversary of the 2016 presidential election.

Interview: Joan Baez

Oct 9, 2017

Wed. 10/11, 1:30p: Carol Boss will feature her interview with Joan Baez, who's coming to Albuquerque with the Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees Tour.  She'll share the stage with Steve Earle, James McMurtry, Patty Griffin and more.

Thu. 9/21 1:30p: We'll hear highlights from a recent conversation Scott Denton had with Nels Cline, bandleader, composer, improviser & lead guitarist for Wilco who appear at the Santa Fe Opera on 9-26.  

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Thursday, 8/3, 2p: An interview with SAUDADE musicians, Bob Gusch (founder and woodwinds) and Debo Orlofsky (vocals) with host Cristina Baccin. We talk about their history of 12 years as band and their deep connection to Brazilian music and some of its genres, such as choro, bossa nova, and samba.   

Bébé La La: Stunning Harmonies For Readers

Jun 9, 2017

Tues. 6/13 3p: Newly-minted Afternoon Freeform host Marty Adamsmith interviews local musical duo Bébé La La before their performance at the Juan Tabo library the following Tuesday, June 20th, at 6PM. Their music combines Maryse's French influences with Alicia's original folk-Americana inspired "art" songs. Bébé La La boasts a unique and lovely repertoire that highlights their signature "stunning" harmonies, rhythmic lilts and rich melodies accompanied by Alicia on viola and guitar, and Maryse on accordion and harmonium.

Courtesy NM Peace Choir

Wed 6/7, 1:30p: Carol Boss welcomes The NM Peace Choir who will perform in KUNM's Studio A.  An inclusive choir formed to inspire peace and joy and help raise social awareness, they will be representing the U.S. at The World Peace Choir Conference in Vienna this July.  

Michael G. Stewart

Wed 4/26, 1:30p: Carol Boss welcomes one of the world's most prominent and renowned oud masters. On his new recording from Smithsonian Folkways, Rahim AlHaj conveys the story of contemporary Baghdad from the fall of Saddam Hussein to the present day. 

Mexico/New Mexico borderland, NASA Landsat, courtesy UNM MAGIC

Afternoon Freeform Tuesday 4/4, 3p: We continue our series of conversations with presenters at the interdisciplinary environmental justice forum Decolonizing Nature: Resistance, Resilience, Revitalization that takes place April 19 - 22, 2017 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

Albuquerque's Prism Bitch is a band of many names.  As they begin work on their second ep the band stopped by Thursday "Freeform" for a plugged in recording & conversation with host Brandon Kennedy.

Recorded live in our Main Studio by Brandon Kennedy

Prism Bitch is:
Lauren Poole, Emma Crane, Lila Rose, Chris Walsh & Teresa Esguerra

Find them currently at prismbitches.bandcamp.com

Jalila Arthur

Tue. 3/21 3p: Part 1 of 4 interviews with speakers from upcoming interdisciplinary environmental justice forum "Decolonizing Nature: Resistance, Resilience, Revitalization," taking place April 19th - 22nd. The music will be focused on the first of the conference's three themes: RESISTANCE! More at decolonizingnature.unm.edu

Mon. 3/6 1:30p: We'll honor World Storytelling Day Saturday, March 18th with Argentinean storyteller, Matilde Machiavello.  She will talk about a celebratory event that will be at the South Broadway Cultural Center on the 18th.  She may even share a story or two.

Tickets and info at www.southbroadwaytickets.com

Wed 3/8, 1:30p: Join Carol Boss for an eclectic array of female music makers as we celebrate strong, rebellious, sensitive, funny, poignant, independent women.
A few guests will be in the studio too including former Albuquerque Poet Laureate Jessica Helen Lopez.

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Wed 2/1, 1:30p: Carol Boss welcomes singer-songwriter Cidny Bullens to Freeform where he will perform live in the studio. He'll also talk about his solo multimedia autobiographical show in Albuquerque this week at the Q Solo Festival at Aux Dog Theater in which he chronicles his transition from female to male. 

Scott Darsee

Wed 12/14 1:30p: Scott Darsee and Johanna Hongell-Darsee join Carol Boss on Wednesday Freeform for an "almost solstice, almost Chrismas" mini-concert in the studio.  They'll perform traditional and some medieval songs that evoke scenes of the winter season and the holidays that will soon be upon us.

 

Wed. 11/16, 1:30p  Carol Boss honors Leonard Cohen on Freeform with covers from a variety of artists and a visit to the studio by The Handsome Family.  They'll play a Cohen song as well as some music from their new release, Unseen.

Wed 11/9, 1:30p: Post-election day!  What will it look like, how will it feel?  Carol Boss welcomes two amazing slam poets, Mercedez Holtry and Ebony Isis Booth, to share in spoken word their states of mind and heart on this long anticipated day.  Also, singer-songwriter Louise Gabrielle performs live in the studio.

Gabrielle Louise

Nov 2, 2016

In a preview of the release party for her CD "If the Static Clears" songwriter Gabrielle Louise dropped by Tuesday "Freeform" with Albuquerque's Justin Evan Thompson to trade songs and stories of a life in music and the peculiar charms of Las Vegas, NM. 

Hosted and engineered by Jalila Arthur on November 1, 2016.

Cloacas

Nov 2, 2016
Kate Russell

Santa Fe band Cloacas brought their "folk music of an unknown country" to Friday "Freeform" for a rare Albuquerque performance.  Hosted and engineered live by Mary B. on October 31, 2016, the multi-instrumentalists of Cloacas are:

Johnny Bell, Ben Gerhards, Damon Griffith, Sabrina Griffith and Michael Smith (clarinetist Lenore Gusch was unable to join her bandmates).

Keep up with them at www.cloacasmusic.com.

Right About Now

Oct 3, 2016

This session features the Jazz trio Right About Now as they performed live on KUNM in July.  Formed in 2010, Right About Now features some of Albuquerque's busiest musicians in semi-improvised settings.  To preview a New Mexico Jazz Workshop performance the trio stopped by Mark Weber's Thursday "All That Jazz" program on July 21, 2016.

Lewis Winn: archtop guitar
Jon McMillan: bass
John Bartlitt: drums & percussion

Engineered by Mark Weber.
Right About Now has no recorded material to date.

  Wed. 7/20 1:30p:  Carol Boss welcomes singer-songwriter Kristina Jacobsen to Freeform.  She's an ethnomusicologist who plays guitar and lap steel.  She leads the "all-girl" Merlettes and the UNM Honky Tonk Ensemble.  Joining Kristina will be Folk/Country/Americana singer-songwriter Eryn Bent.  Both will be performing at this weekend's Art of the Song Coffeehouse.

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