Explore an interview with Mitchell Kezin - director, writer, and producer of the new documentary film Jingle Bell Rocks! The film explores the underground world of Christmas music and the collectors who continually surface lost selections from the ghosts of Christmas past. The film features interviews with Clarence Carter, Wayne Coyne, Bob Dorough, Mighty Sparrow, Joseph "Rev Run DMC" Simmons, John Waters, and more. Hosted by John Schaefer.
The film is available on demand. For details and showings visit the documentary website.
Ornette Coleman is a musical giant. He was one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960s. His work as an improvisational musician and composer is monumental. KGNU's Sam Fuqua had a chance to speak with Ornette Coleman in the Fall of 2006, shortly after the release of his 'Sound Grammar' album.
Will Holland is a musician and producer who records under the name Quantic. Since his first release we have been fascinated by the many twists and turns of his musical career. We caught up with Will by email from his home in Cali, Colombia. We had a number of questions for him including the evolution of his early electronic sound to his passion for Cumbia and Latin American rhythms.
The original dance party gets an update from A Tribe Called Red. Find out how Electric Pow Wow is taking over the planet. A Tribe Called Red is a trio of Canadian DJs from Ottawa. Since 2008 they have been creating their own electronic sub-genere, electric pow wow, and are quickly emerging as a musical and political force. KGNU caught up with the members of the group, Bear Witness, DJ NDN, and Canadian DMC champ, DJ Shub by phone from Bear's home in Ottawa.