The Arts Underground

Can you manage a tango? Or perhaps a waltz? The Arts Underground with Beth Norwood takes your mind places it didn't know it wanted to go.

This two-hour, free-form program seeks to delight the senses. You'll hear music from across time and space. A great fit for an afternoon party or other festive occasion.

The Arts Underground airs Saturday from 1-3pm ... or listen to a podcast below.

The Arts Underground "Early French Music" (May 17, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Azam Ali and others illustrate the haunting sounds of the Trobairitz, with their renditions of early French music.

The Arts Underground "Early French Music" (May 17, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Azam Ali and others illustrate the haunting sounds of the Trobairitz, with their renditions of early French music.

The Arts Underground "Eastern Music" (May 10, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Music that is either Eastern or Eastern-inspired, by Lama Tsongkhapa, 3 Mustaphas 3, Azam Ali, Gustav Holst, Ravi Shankar, and Omar Faruk Tekbilek, among others.

The Arts Underground "Eastern Music" (May 10, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Music that is either Eastern or Eastern-inspired, by Lama Tsongkhapa, 3 Mustaphas 3, Azam Ali, Gustav Holst, Ravi Shankar, and Omar Faruk Tekbilek, among others.

The Arts Underground "Parisian Cafe Music" (May 3, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Gershwin's An American in Paris, cabaret songs by Andre Toffel and Edith Piaf, and music from the "Painters in Paris: Le Cafe Concert" CD, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Arts Underground "Parisian Cafe Music" (May 3, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Gershwin's An American in Paris, cabaret songs by Andre Toffel and Edith Piaf, and music from the "Painters in Paris: Le Cafe Concert" CD, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Arts Underground "Riffs and Raffs" (April 26, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Music of Joachim Raff, and illustrations of famous riffs (sometimes called ostinato) in music by Maurice Ravel and others. Thanks to John Hightower, of Brass, Reeds and Percussion, for the idea!

The Arts Underground "Riffs and Raffs" (April 26, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Music of Joachim Raff, and illustrations of famous riffs (sometimes called ostinato) in music by Maurice Ravel and others. Thanks to John Hightower, of Brass, Reeds and Percussion, for the idea!

The Arts Underground "Music of the Squeaking Tribe" (April 19, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Music from Flying Monkey Puppeteer Anna Sue Courtney's personal collection, including works by Andrew Bird, Rat-'n'-X, the Luminescent Orchestrii, and the Tiger Lillies.

The Arts Underground "Music of the Squeaking Tribe" (April 19, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Music from Flying Monkey Puppeteer Anna Sue Courtney's personal collection, including works by Andrew Bird, Rat-'n'-X, the Luminescent Orchestrii, and the Tiger Lillies.

The Arts Underground "Music for Kings" (April 5, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Music for His Majesty, including works by Rudolf Friml, Edvard Grieg, and Georg Frideric Handel. Also performances by The King's Singers, Les Violons du Roy and the King of the Delta Blues. Vive le roi!

The Arts Underground "Music for Kings" (April 5, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Music for His Majesty, including works by Rudolf Friml, Edvard Grieg, and Georg Frideric Handel. Also performances by The King's Singers, Les Violons du Roy and the King of the Delta Blues. Vive le roi!

The Arts Underground "Music for Queens" (March 29, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Music from Alex North's score to Cleopatra; Respighi's suite "Belkis, Queen of Sheba;" Haydn's Symphony "La Reine" and Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame. And some pieces for a couple of Mad Queens. Vive la reine!

The Arts Underground "Music for Queens" (March 29, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Music from Alex North's score to Cleopatra; Respighi's suite "Belkis, Queen of Sheba;" Haydn's Symphony "La Reine" and Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame. And some pieces for a couple of Mad Queens! Vive la reine!

The Arts Underground "Music for Weddings" (March 22, 2014) hour 1

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Music for weddings! From The Marriage of Figaro, The Princess Bride, Richard Wagner, Felix Mendelssohn, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, among others.

The Arts Underground "Music for Weddings" (March 22, 2014) hour 2

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Music for weddings! From The Marriage of Figaro, The Princess Bride, Richard Wagner, Felix Mendelssohn, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, among others.

The Arts Underground "Music Meeting 2012" (March 15, 2014) Hour 1

Friday, March 14, 2014

Festival highlights from Music Meeting 2012 in Nijmegen. International musicians such as Dhobet Gnahore and the Gangbe Brass Band, Hazmat Modine, and Interactivo of Cuba come together to jam and create new music before your very ears. 

The Arts Underground "Music Meeting 2012" (March 15, 2014) Hour 2

Friday, March 14, 2014

Festival highlights from Music Meeting 2012 in Nijmegen. International musicians such as Dhobet Gnahore and the Gangbe Brass Band, Hazmat Modine, and Interactivo of Cuba come together to jam and create new music before your very ears. 

The Arts Underground "Music Meeting 2008" (March 8, 2014) Hour 1

Saturday, March 8, 2014

This episode of The Arts Underground features the Music Meeting Festival in Nijmegen, 2008, brought together musicians from Cuba, the US, Zimbabwe, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Morocco, Congo Brazzaville, Brazil, Hungary, Norway, Italy, the UK, India, Germany, Romania, Bosnia, France, and The Netherlands. Think they didn't have room for anybody else? Not a chance! We'll hear highlights from this festival on today's programme. 

The Arts Underground "Music Meeting 2008" (March 8, 2014) Hour 2

Saturday, March 8, 2014

This episode of The Arts Underground features the Music Meeting Festival in Nijmegen, 2008, brought together musicians from Cuba, the US, Zimbabwe, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Morocco, Congo Brazzaville, Brazil, Hungary, Norway, Italy, the UK, India, Germany, Romania, Bosnia, France, and The Netherlands. Think they didn't have room for anybody else? Not a chance! We'll hear highlights from this festival on today's programme.

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