Category Archives: Music

Disabled Artists in South Africa, Trump on Disability

Friday, March 31, 2017, 2:30 pm PDT, KPFA Josh Elwood talks with Mitch Jeserich about President Trump’s attitude toward disability.  Then, we seek out disabled and deaf artists in South Africa with Leroy F. Moore Jr. and Simon Manda. Leroy … Continue reading

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Interview with Marcel ‘Fable the Poet’ Price (Transcript)

On Mental Health, Police Brutality…Fable shares His Political M & Ms Through His Book, Adrift in a Sea of M & Ms: Mixed-Race Issues and Mental Disorders. by Leroy F. Moore Jr. Leroy Moore Interview Transcript by Cheryl Green, Additions … Continue reading

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Black Kripple Delivers Poems and Lyrics

Listen 59 min We’re high on poetry this week… stories of disabled people told to the beat of the heart. And, we’re focusing on black and brown people with disabilities because we’re hosting Leroy F. Moore Jr., and his new … Continue reading

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Police Violence and Disability

Listen (28 min) In the consistent violent incidents between people with disabilities (often non-white) and police, the losers are almost always our disabled community members.  This week, we’ll be joined by: Jesse (DJ Quad) Morin, a Los Angeles area DJ, … Continue reading

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Spoken Word by Writers, Musicians and Radio Artists with Disabilities

Listen 58 min KPFA Guests include Jean Stewart, Lateef Mcleod, Beatriz Herrera, Leah Gardner, Leroy F. Moore Jr, and Avotcja.   See their photos below, illustrating Lateef’s poem.  This is a fund drive program.  Don’t miss the depth and passion of … Continue reading

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Country Western Musicians with Disabilities

Listen, 28 min Most listeners of contemporary popular music don’t know that the legendary Hank Williams, the singer songwriter of “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” was affected by spinal bifida.  Williams’ spinal problem likely had serious consequences for his private life and … Continue reading

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The Great British Paraorchestra & Genghis Blues

Listen 58 min The British Paraorchestra is the world’s first professional ensemble for disabled musicians.  Founded in 2012, this 26 piece orchestra aspires to the highest quality while accommodating the needs of its eclectic musicians. Britain’s Channel 4 made a … Continue reading

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Disabled Musicians – in honor of César Chávez Day

Friday, March 21, 2:30 pm PST on KPFA.org In celebration of César Chávez Day on March 31, we present a program of disabled Latino musicians and musicians from the Americas. Is that really a blind Puerto Rican blues artist singing … Continue reading

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Honoring International Disabled Women Musicians

Listen 29 min In honor of the 2014 celebration of International Women’s Day we play incredible music produced by disabled musicians around the world. Donna Williams is autistic and darn proud of it.  Artistic ability exudes from her pores.   … Continue reading

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Music, Disability & Society, Part 2

Friday, Oct 18, 2:30 pm PST KPFA Disability music scholar Alex Lubet returns for more conversation about “adaptive music.” Eddie Ytuarte hosts as Lubet discusses contemporary musicians like Bruce Langhorne, Rick Allen, Bill Clements and the Vancouver Adaptive Music Studio. … Continue reading

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