WMI PLUS At Home – Anoushka Shankar

It is always a pleasure to spend a little time with our friend, world-renowned composer and sitarist Anoushka Shankar, but to be able to do that in an intimate conversation with friend and fellow musician Priya Darshini is priceless. Anoushka shared some music and talked about her upcoming album (Love Letters P.S.) release, as well as continuing her family’s legacy as an artist, humanitarian and activist. This fantastic conversation was followed by a Q&A with those in attendance. What a treat that the World Music Institute put on here, and they have been and continue to find ways for us to stay on top of what is going on with the important bridge builders around the globe. Check out what they are doing and try to find a way to support them and spread the word.

Wisconsin Sound Series: Pro Arte Quartet

The Pro Arte Quartet (PAQ) was founded by conservatory students in Brussels in 1912 and became one of Europe’s most celebrated ensembles. Named Court Quartet to the Queen of Belgium, PAQ attracted the attention of notable composers, among them Bartok, who dedicated his fourth quartet to PAQ, and Barber, whose Op. 11(“Adagio for Strings”) PAQ premiered. Stranded in the U.S. when Nazi forces invaded Belgium in 1940, PAQ was offered residency at the University of Wisconsin, where it has remained since. One of the world’s most distinguished quartets, PAQ is the first and only quartet to reach its centennial anniversary, celebrated with new works, exhibits, a documentary, radio broadcasts, CD releases, and a new book on its storied history. PAQ’s performance is part of the Wisconsin Sound Series which showcases and supports local musicians and artists.

Program:
String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9 No. 3 (1797-8) Ludwig van Beethoven
Allegro con spirito
Adagio con espressione
Scherzo: Allegro molto e vivace
Finale: Presto

David Perry, Violin
Sally Chisholm, Viola
Parry Karp, Violoncello

Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 1 No. 3 (1793-4) Ludwig van Beethoven
Allegro con brio
Andante cantabile con Variazioni
Menuetto: Quasi Allegro
Finale: Prestissimo

Thomas Kasdorf, Piano
Suzanne Beia, Violin
Parry Karp, Violoncello

The Dangling Hearts

The final portion of this week’s proGram wore it’s heart on a stem and vine:

Calling- Indubious
Bless the Water- Indubious Ft. Alcyon Massive
Police In Helicopter (Vocal Mix)- Yaadcore, Jah9 & Subatomic Sound System
2 Bad Brown DJs- Soulfiya Ft. Apache Indian
Offering- Soulfiya Ft. El Dusty & Clips x Ahoy

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Black Eyed Peace- Piper Street Sound Ft. Andy Bassford
**pre-recorded conversation with Andy Bassford**
A Shadow in August- Piper Street Sound Ft. Andy Bassford
Stonesteady- Piper Street Sound Ft. Andy Bassford

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Musical Minds (iLLBilly Hi-Tec Remix)- Mexican Dubwiser Ft. Yarah Bravo
La Gran Ciudad (La Gorda Dub Remix)- Mexican Dubwiser Ft. Tino El Pinguino
Punky Reggae Party- Seanie T
Message In The Bottle- Dubxanne Ft. Earl 16

Star Growth Greens

The middle portion of this week’s proGram knew it would grow upwards and the time is now:

No Ways Tired- Elizabeth King & The Gospel Souls
Can’t Cheat The Dance- Jeb Loy Nichols Ft. Cold Diamond & Mink
We Gotta Work On It- Jeb Loy Nichols Ft. Cold Diamond & Mink
Take Your Time- Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal
Gimme That Lovin’- Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal

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Another Shot Fired- The Tibbs
Objects In Mirror- Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra
Blind Man Can See It- Karate Boogaloo
Ae Naujawan Hai Sab Kuchh Yahan- Karate Boogaloo

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Jan Jan- Robert Walter Ft. Gary Bartz & The Greyboy Allstars
Poison Dart- Robert Walter, Eddie Roberts, Adam Deitch (W.R.D.)
Chum City- Robert Walter, Eddie Roberts, Adam Deitch (W.R.D.)
Pump Up The Vallium- Robert Walter, Eddie Roberts, Adam Deitch (W.R.D.)

Above The Grounds

The first part of this week’s proGram took a look from below, above:

Visions- José González
Come On In My Kitchen- Adam Moezinia

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Crying Holy- Reverend Freakchild
Personal Jesus- Reverend Freakchild
I’m Waiting for My Man / She Caught the Katy- Eddie Turner
Whoa, Whoa, Whoa- Eddie Turner
Whatever She Wants- Jose Ramirez

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Hot Diggity- Kirk Nelson & Jambalaya West
Bird Of The World- M Ross Perkins
Fugitive Lover- Nick Waterhouse

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Train Ticket- Jenny Don’t And The Spurs
It’s For Fun (That’s All We’re Living For)- The Forty Nineteens
Runaway- Results of Adults
SKrAm!- Jeff Rosenstock