Afternoon Freeform

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

Hunter Riley

Thu. 5/7 1:30 pm: After a speech at the United Nations World AIDS Day, an audience member asked U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders about masturbation’s potential for discouraging early sexual activity. She answered, “I think it is something that is part of human sexuality and a part of something that perhaps should be taught.” Days later she was forced to resign for her comment.

Sweet Roll

Feb 13, 2020

Albuquerque neo-soul band Sweet Roll is appearing this Friday - Valentine's Day - at Meow Wolf to play some romantic, Frontier-cinnamon-roll-inspired tunes. They discuss their unique sound in an interview with Marty Adamsmith.  Appearing on the Studio A session are: 

Rayna Torres - Vocals

Zach Leyba - Drums

Josh Prigge - Bass

Bryce Fletcher (Reighnbeau) - Dual Keyboards


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Wed. 1/29, 1:30p: Newpoli is taking Albuquerque and Santa Fe by storm this week.  They are Italy's newest inspiring interpreter of southern Italy's music tradition. Their mesmerizing sound melds traditional Italian folk music, Greek and Turkish grooves. 

BARACUTANGA ACOUSTICA

 This "Afternoon Freeform" performance finds the Alt-Latino/Andean  powerhouse group in a downsized, acoustic line-up, playing songs intended for their next album "Volver Atras." Recorded in Studio A on November 21, 2019 by Chip Borton & John Strader, Baracutanga Acoustica are: Jackie Zamora: vocalsCarlos Noboa: bass, vocals, quenaKilko Paz: vocals, charango, cajonJoseph Altamirano: guitar, pan fluteMicah Hood: trombone, pan flute Follow Baracutanga & the progress of "Volver Atras" at www.baracutanga.com


Gregory Kramer

Wed. 11/6, 1:30pm. Afternoon Freeform:  Carol Boss talks with post-punk, psychedelic, glam-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Viva DeConcini about her new 10-episode podcast, "I Love Olivia", a narrative-driven "queer musical tragicomedy."

 

Wed 8/28, 1:30p on Freeform, Carol Boss speaks with sister filmmakers Julie Simone and Vicki Vlasic. The two return to their roots to film in the Appalachian Mountains at the world's oldest Fiddler's Convention where some of the best off-the-charts pickin' and fiddlin' are keeping old-time and bluegrass music alive with multiple generations jamming together.

 

 

 

Women Of Woodstock

Aug 12, 2019
Mark Goff

Wed 8/14, 1:30p: This week marks the 50th anniversary of 1969's Woodstock Music and Art Festival at Max Yasgur's Farm in Bethel, NY.  Carol Boss will feature some music from the women of Woodstock (including, of course, Grace, Janis, and Joan!).

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Wed. 7/3, 1:30p On Afternoon Freeform: The day before the 4th, Carol Boss will share lots of music reflecting the immigrant and refugee experience,  Songs from Springsteen to Sting to U2, K'Naan and Pete Seeger; from Coco Tea to Los Tigres del Norte, Gaby Moreno and La Santa Cecelia, Oxomatli and so much more....

  

Cheap Shots stopped by Afternoon Freeform to play some tunes and talk about the upcoming Albuquerque Folk Fest. More information on the band here.


William P. Gottlieb

Wed. 2/13, 1:30p: On Freeform Wednesday, Carol Boss features music of some of the many African-American performers whose careers were launched at Harlem's illustrious Apollo Theater spanning over 80 years.

 

Zach Gould

Thurs. 2/14 1:30p:  Brandon Kennedy welcomes a number of musicians and guest DJs to explore how love and sexuality express our humanity from a variety of perspectives. Hunter Riley is a sex educator and director of education, outreach and classes at Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center, which is a sex-positive, health- and education focused adult shop and resource center. Hunter and the Self Serve staff will cook up some music sets that will launch some interesting conversation.  

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Wed. 12/19, 1:30p: Carol Boss has been listening to lots of music from this past year and has selected a few dozen of "the best"  of 2018 to play on Freeform.
Some obvious, some surprises, and some songs you may never have heard before! 

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Fri. 11/23 3:00p: Join your afternoon Freeform host Peggy Hessing this Friday! We’ll have a snapshot interview with world-reknowned composer and virtuoso accordionist Guy Klucevsek, to prepare us for his upcoming rare performance Sunday, Dec. 2 with Chatter. Listen In!

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Wed 11/21, 1:30p:  Will you be cooking on Wednesday?  If so, Freeform host Carol Boss invites herself into your kitchen to spin lots of tunes to enliven your preparation for Thanksgiving.  If you're not cooking, tune in anyway for a fun afternoon!

Wed. 11/14 1:30p: Afternoon Free Form host Tanya Cole will speak with Sas Bator Colonnas and Diego Pani. They are from Sardinia, Italy and are visiting New Mexico in honor of the Society for Ethnomusicology conference taking place this week in Albuquerque. Sas Bator Colonnas will make their debut performance in the United States right here in Albuquerque at the Outpost Performance Space on Friday, November 16th.

Sas Bator Colonnas is a multipart singing group from the Scano di Montiferro, a mountainous region in central Sardinia, Italy who started singing together in 2002. They carry on the vernacular multipart singing practice— one of the most representative cultural forms of their village—which is performed by four male singers and is called ‘cuncordu.’ Diego Pani is the manager of the musical patrimony of the Istituto Superiore Regionale Etnografico (ISRE) and a Ph.D. Student in Ethnomusicology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His research focuses on the dynamics of music performance of young generations of musicians.


In honor of Día de los Muertos we're remembering KUNM's late deejays and programmers who helped make the station. Check out their stories at: https://www.kunmmemories.org

Wed. 9/26, 1:30p:  Remember All In The Family and The Gillmore Girls?  Then you remember Sally Struthers.  The actress is coming to Albuquerque and will be visiting Freeform to talk with Carol Boss about her role in the production Always....Pasty Cline.  

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.

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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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