The latest American Repertory Theater of WNY and Think Twice Radio sponsored VOICES OF WNY ARTISTS INTERNET BROADCAST is now available. Click MARDI GRAS to listen to the broadcast! The episode features interviews with Ron Kowalewski, Angel Lee Lee and Reverend Johnny Scotch and took place on February 4, 2013.
As part of Carnival celebration, The Voices is dedicating show #17 to the Mardi Gras season with an interview with Ron Kowalewski, accordionist/lead singer, for the Buffalo based Black Rock Zydeco as he discusses the band, Louisiana and Mardi Gras. Live recordings from Black Rock Zydeco's Milkie's Elmwood Lounge is feature throughout the interview including the band's original "Two-Step Gorilla". Voices special guest Angel Lee Lee returns with the legendary Reverend Johnny Scotch as the two discuss how to celebrate Mardi Gras. Music featured in the broadcast include File, Professor Longhair, Dixiedelics, Boozoo Chavis, Dash Rip Rock, Cowboy Mouth, with poetry by Josephine Copeland read by Arna Botempts, spoken word piece Mardi Gras Raven by Illusion Fields and a segment from "Gumbo Ya Ya" by Buffalo actor Gary Darling. (1:00)
The Voices of WNY Artists Internet Broadcast was established to create an online forum for WNY Artists to engage in dialog and conversation pertaining to issues and topics facing WNY Artists and the Community they serve. It is the broadcast's intention that these exchanges will enhance the greater understanding of the arts community in Western New York. In doing so, perhaps the broadcast will also create new opportunities for all those individuals and groups interested in maximizing our collective potential.