Lady Moon & the Eclipse performing their song “Vibrations”, at their show in Gateway City Arts, in Holyoke, MA (Nov. 23, 2019)
Lady Moon & the Eclipse performing their song “Augmented”, at their show in Gateway City Arts, in Holyoke, MA (Nov. 23, 2019)
We welcome Lady Moon & the Eclipse, on their first show and visit to Holyoke. Being this show, their last of 2019, we got the opportunity to have a conversation with all the band about its origins, the meaning of representation of Cosmic Soul, with a multi-cultural proposal that fuses soul, R&B, afrobeat, jazz, and Congolese roots. This diverse band work together as an alignment of talents, that creates music connected to the cosmic soul energy.
This is the video recording of our podcast interview, on November 23, 2019, at the New England Media Lab studio, in Gateway City Arts, in Holyoke, MA.
Singer, songwriter Amy Porchelli, performs her song “Bigger than Me”, that also is the title of her new album release. This radioplasma session with Amy, was an intimate conversation that approaches her process creating this musical storytelling production, and how it connects to her work as an arts educator through her program, ArtSong.
Por Nosotros y para Todos Nosotros, Día de los Muertos Holyoke Community Altar. This was an emotive, colorful, beautiful collective experience, created by Neftalí Duran, Jason Montgomery, and the Readywipe Gallery, to make a space to honor, remember, and celebrate the lives of the dear departed friends, and family members of the community, in a ceremonial ofrenda that connects to the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead, celebrated on November 1st, and 2nd.
In this conversation with Jason Montgomery, we discussed the meaning of this altar for the Chicano, Mexican, Indigenous people, and how this event became a shared experience for members of the community in general to feel part of it, ensuring there is a respect for this tradition, ritual, and cultural manifestation, while we celebrate together being alive, and being able to remember our dead.
[Interview recorded in Spanish. For English subtitles, click the CC icon to turn on the captions. Then, look on settings, for the auto-translate function, and select English]
Recibimos con mucho orgullo, la visita de Raquel Obregón, quien es la anfitriona y productora del espacio radial “Tertulia”, que se transmite en NEPR, los Domingos de 8-10 de la noche. En celebración del Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana, Raquel, quien es originaria de Lima, Perú, es una de las homenajeadas en las celebraciones a realizarse en Holyoke durante Septiembre y Octubre. En esta sesión conversamos sobre su trayectoria profesional y la importancia de espacios en los medios como Tertulia, para la difusión cultural de la representación Latina en la región, tanto para el disfrute de estas comunidades, como del público en general.
As part of the Millpond.Live series of concerts, the third show, offered a powerful experience with Haitian artist, Vox Sambou. In this conversation right after his show, we talked about the amazing experience we all had, and also the importance of representation, multi-cultural awareness, and diversity.
After the interview, you will enjoy a sample of his performance in this free series of concerts in Easthampton, MA. Thanks to Laudable Productions for all the support and access to produce this interview. Recorded backstage at Millpond.Live in Easthampton, MA on September 7, 2019
We welcome Dr. Diana Alvarez in this beautiful conversation and music session, with all the recent and most relevant activities by this Chicanx singer, songwriter, activist, educator, and inspiring human being. Also, this session is an invitation to join Diana at Millpond.Live this September 7, 2019 in Easthampton, MA.
A conversation with El Oso Azul, ambassador of Attack Bear Press, to talk about its story, and the work Attack Bear Press is doing with the arts and performance.
The Millpond.Live Summer concerts series, begins its 2019 season with a powerful performance by Cuban emerging project, Cimafunk.
A name made of the words Cimarron and Funk. A powerful fusion of Cuban contemporary rhythms, taking hip-hop, funk, and creating a contagious, energetic music. We shared a moment with Erik Iglesias, to talk about the concept of Cimafunk, its influences, and the ever innovative music scene from Cuba.
Interview in Spanish with English subtitles. Recorded at New City Brewery in Easthampton, on August 24, 2019.
Radioplasma visited the amazing PRX Podcast Garage in Boston, to see the space and learn more about the creative work happening here for three years already. In this session, we talked with Palace Shaw, Community Manager of the PRX Podcast Garage about the work in this space, and the evolution of this project after three years.
Recorded on August 12, 2019 at the PRX Podcast Garage in Allston, MA
Damos la bienvenida a la agrupación colombiana, Cimarrón. Escucharán una muestra musical de su presentación en Gateway City Arts y la conversación que tuvimos con la cantante Ana Veydó y el arpista Carlos Cuco Rojas, luego de haber concluído su concierto. Esta entrevista está grabada en Español. Para conocer más sobre el trabajo de Cimarrón, pueden visitar su página: http://www.cimarroncolombia.com We welcome the Colombian band Cimarrón, with a musical sample of their performance at Gateway City Arts, and the conversation we had with singer Ana Veydó, and harp player, Carlos Cuco Rojas, after their show. This conversation is in Spanish.
This is the conversation describing the story and process behind the creation of the two murals at the Holyoke Public Library, made by Girls Inc on their summer externship program, along with teens from the Holyoke Public Library, and three artists from Colectivo Moriviví, from Puerto Rico. In this session, we talk with Salomé Cortés, Raysa Rodríguez, and Sharon González, from Colectivo Moriviví, and Rachel Dowd, Teen Librarian at the Holyoke Public Library. Recorded on July 27, 2019.
July 25, is a relevant, historical date for Puerto Rico. In 1898, The United States invaded and seized Puerto Rico as part of the Spanish-American War. In 1952, Puerto Rico became self governed commonwealth of the U.S. under the name of Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico. In 1978, two young men were killed by police at the sad events of the Cerro Maravilla massacre. Today, July 25th of 2019, Puerto Rico is celebrating the resignation announcement of its governor, Ricardo Roselló, scheduled for August 2, 2019, after several large demonstrations from the Puerto Rican people in the island, and the diaspora in the U.S. and around the world, as a reaction to several acts of corruption and a series of comments and expressions made by the governor in a chat conversation, and exposed to the public. Natalia Muñoz, News Director of Holyoke Media, joins the conversation to discuss the backstory of these events, and its relevance for the Puerto Rican society, moving forward.
El Bomplenazo es una celebración de la Bomba y Plena Puertorriqueña, la cual se celebra anualmente en Holyoke, MA. Esta es la entrevista con Saúl “El Pulpo” Peñaloza y Brendalíz Cepeda, miembros de Bomba de Aquí, sobre los detalles de esta edición 2019 del Bomplenazo.
From Ecuador and Colombia, the group Rio Mira brings two countries, two cultures together, in a vibrant representation of the Afro Latino people in the Pacifico region, with their contagious music, using percussions and the marimba. Recorded at Valley View Farm, in Haydenville, MA, on June 19, 2019.
From Perú, the legendary amazonic cumbia band, Los Mirlos, in an interview previous to their show at New City Brewery, in Easthampton, MA. Recorded on May 16, 2019.
Singer, songwriter Carolyn Walker, performing her song, “Bittersweet” in our session, talking about her music and career. Filmed by Luis Salazar. Recorded on April 18, 2019.
From Argentina, Mica Farías Gómez and Manu Uriona, performing an acoustic version of “Bombombón” during their interview, previous in their show at New City Brewery in Easthampton, part of the Planetary Party series by World Music Collider. Recorded on March 30, 2019.
From Argentina, Mica Farías Gómez and Manu Uriona, performing “El Recluso”, the title song from the Netflix original series of the same name, at their show at New City Brewery in Easthampton, part of the Planetary Party series by World Music Collider. Recorded on March 30, 2019.
From Argentina, Mica Farías Gómez and Manu Uriona in an interview, previous to their show at New City Brewery in Easthampton, part of the Planetary Party series by World Music Collider. Recorded on March 30, 2019.
The Anbessa Orchestra, from Brooklyn, honoring music from Ethiopia, in their show at New City Brewery in Easthampton, part of the Planetary Party series by World Music Collider. Recorded on March 30, 2019.
Interview with Nadav Peled, guitar player, and leader of The Anbessa Orchestra, from Brooklyn, honoring music from Ethiopia, in their show at New City Brewery in Easthampton, part of the Planetary Party series by World Music Collider. Recorded on March 30, 2019.
Singer and songwriter, Melissa Mills, came from Boston to do a session, and this is her performance of “Rose Quartz”. Recorded on February 5, 2019.
Singer and songwriter, Melissa Mills, came from Boston to do a live music session. Recorded on February 5, 2019.
Singer and songwriter, Melissa Mills, came from Boston to do a session, and this is her performance of “Rope Swing”. Recorded on February 5, 2019.
The Dillatronics, Ted Sullivan (Drums) & Zack Cross (keys), performing Erykah Badu’s “My Life”. This is part of the show “The Soul of Hip Hop: Live” honoring the legacy and influence of J Dilla. Recorded on February 4, 2019.
The Dillatronics, Mtali Banda (sax), Ted Sullivan (Drums) & Zack Cross (keys), performing a version of ‘Runnin’ by The Pharcyde. This is part of the show “The Soul of Hip Hop: Live” honoring the legacy and influence of J Dilla. Recorded on February 4, 2019.
Venezuelan artists, Betsayda Machado, Jorge Glem, and Diego Alvarez “El Negro”, performing in their show at New City Brewery in Easthampton. Aguinaldos, Parrandas y Gaitas, to celebrate the season holidays, with Venezuelan music. Recorded on December 5, 2018.
Venezuelan artists, Betsayda Machado, Jorge Glem, and Diego Alvarez “El Negro”, performing in the studio a beautiful session of Aguinaldos, Parrandas y Gaitas, to celebrate the season holidays, with Venezuelan music. Recorded on December 5, 2018.
PSA made by students from the Ethnic Studies class at Holyoke High School, Dean and North campuses, reminding everyone able to vote, to go ahead and vote on this midterm election, November 6, 2018.
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3rd Annual Holyoke Greet the Children at Holyoke High – Dean Campus, and Morgan School (August 30, 2018)
Underground System performing at Generous City | Millpond.live (August 25, 2018)
Sinkane performing at Generous City | Millpond.live (August 25, 2018)
Locobeach performing at Generous City | Millpond.live (August 25, 2018)
UNDISCLOSED HOLYOKE. The visual version of a session with Cait Simpson, about this community engagement event. Video content produced by Holyoke Media. (August, 2018)
Eavesdrop at their Radioplasma session with a powerful and moving performance
Greg Hall performing “Diamond of the Valley” at the studio
Greg Hall performing “Mountain Glow” at the studio
Glen David Andrews at FallsFest (July 28, 2018)
Corazon de Granada at FallsFest (July 28, 2018)
Lakou Mizik at FallsFest (July 28, 2018)
Mister G & Lakou Mizik at FallsFest (July 28, 2018)
Charmaine Neville at FallsFest (July 28, 2018)
Mister G & Glen David Andrews at FallsFest (July 28, 2018)
Ola Fresca at FallsFest (July 28, 2018)
Dave Wilson, from Chatham County Line at FallsFest (July 28, 2018)
Flamenco trio Corazon de Granada, performing at new City Brewery in Easthampton, MA (July 26th, 2018)
Interview and live session with Flamenco Trio, Corazon de Granada, at New City Brewery. (July 26, 2018)
A test ride on a pedal assisted bike of the Valley Bike Share program, in Downtown Holyoke. (July 2018)
Manuel Febo is sworn in as the new Chief of the Holyoke Police Department (July 20th, 2018)
Singers, songwriters Ayla Brown and Rob Bellamy, performing at the Radioplasma studio session, previous to their concert at Gateway City Arts. (July 17th, 2018)
Broadcasted Live, on the eve of July 4th, 2018. David Cotton, restarting the Clock at the Holyoke City Hall Tower, after 30 years of inactivity.
David Cotton, explaining part of the restoration process o the Clock at the Holyoke City Hall Tower. (July 3rd, 2018)
BYOR, Bring Your Own Restaurant. The return of local activity, explained by Rebecca Lisi. (June 15th, 2018)
San Juan’s Mayor, Carmen Yulin Cruz in a Media session at Mount Holyoke College, during her visit to Holyoke. (April 26th, 2018)
“BALANCE” A multimedia piece, produced by Holyoke High School students, part of the Ethnic Studies-Media Literacy cohort. This piece was the keynote at the 2018 Transforming Education for Social Justice Conference. (March 2018)
Holyoke High School students, talk about the Ethnic Studies Class, and the Media Literacy program at the Gandara Youth Development Center (February 2018)
Puerto Rican Flag Raising at Holyoke City Hall (Nov 6th, 2017)
Day of Dead Ofrenda at Wistariahurst (October/November 2017)
Breakbeat Lou @ The Vinyl Sessions (October 2017)
Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off at Holyoke City Hall (September 2017)
2nd Annual Holyoke Greet the Children at Morgan School (August 29, 2017)
Holyoke Herald Staff Reporters interview Principal Dana Brown (August 2017)
Diana Alvarez performance promo (July 2017)
Holyoke Farmer’s Market / Holyoke Chamber of Commerce promo (May 2017)
Holyoke Canals System Promo (May 2017)
Presencia Podcast Promo
Children of the Wild – live music performance
Radioplasma Promo. The announcement of an independent media outlet coming up in Holyoke (Spring of 2016)