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The Beat

Jodi-Paul Wooster

Megan Sukys
07/13/2006

At Seattle's 14/48 Festival, the math is pretty simple: 14 plays, 48 hours. We talk with festival founder Jodi-Paul Wooster about art, speed, and time management. Also, The Refugee All Stars play live in our performance studio and Amanda Wilde joins us for Sounds Familiar.

Today's Featured Music Selection: Suni Paz
In Bandera Mía, "My Flag", veteran folksinger, songwriter, and guitarist Suni Paz paints a melodious musical mosaic of favorite Argentine folk rhythms, including tango, chacarera, bailecito, carnavalito, gato, zamba, and vidalita. Original arrangements and artful interpretations give new life to classic forms adopted by the pan-Latin American folk revival and pay inspired tribute to Argentina’s powerful musical heritage. We'll listen to songs from Banderia Mia throughout the hour.

Selected Tracks on The Beat:
1. La Colorada
2. Pedro Canoe Man
3. Casi Casi
4. No Quiero que Te Vayas (I Don't Want You to Leave)

05:00 - The Refugee All Stars of Sierra Leone
The Refugee All Stars are a band of six Sierra Leonean musicians who have been living as refugees in the West African nation of the Republic of Guinea. A brutal, decade long civil war (1991-2002) in Sierra Leone forced the band members from their homes. It took the lives of many of their loved ones and has left them with physical and emotional scars that may never heal. However, what the war could never take from them was their music. Members of The Refugee All Stars play live in our performance studio.

30:00 - Jodi-Paul Wooster
At Seattle's 14/48 Festival, the math is pretty simple: seven brand new plays are written, rehearsed, and presented within 24 hours. Then, the next day, they do it all again. 14 plays, 48 hours. The festival, which draws some of the bravest names in the Seattle theater community, is held twice a year and is currently celebrating it's 10th anniversary (we'll leave you to do the math on that one to determine how many plays that makes). We talk with festival founder Jodi-Paul Wooster about art, speed, and time management.

47:00 - Sounds Familiar: 'Ja-Da'
Amanda Wilde, host of The Swing Years and Beyond, joins us with the little-known history of songs we didn't know we knew so well.

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