Posts in LDP 2013
La Danza Poetica #15 Italy, Greece & The Griko Connection

In this December edition of La Danza Poetica we travel through poetry, song, hip hop and folk traditions down the peninsula of Italy through the Magna Graecia and the Griko culture of Greek settlers on the Italian coast.

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La Danza Poetica #14 Poesía Frontera

Recorded on the weekend of el Día de los Muertos, raising honoured ghosts and calling on their descendents to speak the border ... la poesía y la música de la frontera, Mejicano, Americano, Chicano, the word and the silence.

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La Danza Poetica #13 Poetree Caan Nyam

LDP 013, ‘Poetree Caan Nyam’, aims to go deeper into the dub poetry groove. I wanted to really get into a poetic dancewith this one. And if any poetry can be danced to, it’s this! We dive into the deep dub seas of Jamaica, and sail around the worldwide ocean of reggae dub poetry. From Africa to the Caribbean, via the States, France, Canada, and the UK, with those poets who speak of identity, history, love, struggle, politics, belief, and society.

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La Danza Poetica #12 Refuge

Through the voices of poets and musicians, those who have sought asylum, and those who speak up on their behalf, this edition of La Danza Poetica is a prayer for compassion to prevail in all countries’ treatment of those who arrive desperate on our shores. Mostly in English this month, voices from Australia, America, England, Africa, Cambodia, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Algeria, Palestine, Syria ... Across borders, through bars and wires, defying attempts to divide us, we are all united by creativity, love, and story.

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La Danza Poetica #11 Fuego Poético

Ideas arrive late in the night, explode in passionate flame, burn out fast. Passion that consumes itself, but does not destroy the structure. Like forests that need to burn to burst the tree seeds. What is left is a deeper inspiration and beautiful - perhaps a little sad, even a little dehydrated, but unquestionably beautiful, as experience, and wisdom, and soulful living is beautiful. It's in the music, too, and in the poetry, of Spain, all Latin countries. Fire is at the heart of it all.

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La Danza Poetica #10 Island Time

Coming from the Chilli Rooms studios on the island of Ibiza, La Danza Poetica 10 is a chilled hour of of music and poetry from various corners of the globe.

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La Danza Poetica #9 To Istanbul With Love

Solidarity with Istanbul. Spirit and poetics from Turkey.

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La Danza Poetica #8 Creative Resistance: Arab Voices

Music and poetry - creative acts of resistance. Voices from the revolution of feeling. Take your heart and mind to Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq, Iran. This month's show crossed political and cultural borders and boundaries, as well as centuries. From medieval Sufi poetry and folk song, traditional Arabic revolutionary poetry, through modern fusions of jazz and electronics, today's hip hop underground, and poetic diaspora. Voices that emerged in the Arab Spring, enlightening our world with calls for peace and justice.

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La Danza Poetica #7 The Heart Of The Heart

This month's Groovalizacion dance takes us into the heart of mother Africa. Voices beating the skin of the drum, calling it jazz, hip hop and afrobeat rhythms, poets calling from the heart of the heart

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La Danza Poetica #6 Canada, Northern Soul

The sixth dance for Radio Groovalizacion covers a bit of ground in the great northern american landmass we know as Canada. Français Canadien, Québécois, Acadien, English, Inuit, Huron, Algonquin, Métis, Cree ... the French and English heritage, the African heritage, the Inuit and the First Nations heritage - this is the rich turmoil of Canadian cultures.

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La Danza Poetica #5 Brasil, Poética Elétrica

The February podcast of La Danza Poetica focuses on Brazil, em Português. New spoken word from the Ponte Aérea Elétrica project (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro), Rio hip hop, São Paulo poetas, Afro-Brazilian rhythms, the folk/song traditions of the Nordeste, and the avant-pop-mangue-folk Tropicália of now! The father of poesia concreta, Augusto De Campos features, and our honoured ghost is 'O Poetinha', Vinícius de Moraes.

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La Danza Poetica #4 Radio Africa

La Danza Poetica 004 sails on the wind instruments of drum, string and voice, pausing to dive into the stories of griots and musicians from Ethiopia, Ghana, Botswana, the Sudan, Zimbabwe and Jamaica. 

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