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Toshi Reagon

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LoveBabz LoveTalk with Babz Rawls-Ivy: Toshi Reagon

WNHH Community Radio

LoveBabz LoveTalk with Babz Rawls-Ivy: Toshi Reagon by WNHH Community Radio


20 Jun 2022

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Episode 183 -- Empowering Black Women w/ Lilli Lewis, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Songs of Our Native Daughters, Toshi Reagon, Roberta Lea, Ruthie Foster, Crys Matthews, Nina Simone

Adobe And Teardrops Podcast

Welcome back, Teardrops! Feels good to have you all here. Adobe & Teardrops will now be a bi-monthly (every 2 weeks) podcast, and I’m so honored to have Lilli Lewis with me to re-inaugurate the show. Lewis is a veteran of the New Orleans music world and her new album, Americana, draws a line in the sand for anyone who think Black artists don’t belong in Americana music. We discuss whether or not genres even need to matter, anyway, and we spin a list of empowering songs by Black women. Lilli Lewis - “A Healing Inside” (Americana) Sweet Honey in the Rock - Sitting On Top of the World (B’lieve I’ll Run On...See What the End’s Gonna Be) Songs of Our Native Daughters -- "Music and Joy" (Songs Of Our Native Daughters) Toshi Reagon - Mountain Top (Toshi) Roberta Lea -- “Sunshine” (Single) Ruthie Foster - Death Came A-Knockin (Travelin' Shoes) Crys Matthews -- “Hope Revolution” (Changemakers) Nina Simone - Sinnerman (Nina at the Village Gate) Thank you so much to The Lost Church Radio for having us on their internet waves. You can catch Adobe & Teardrops on the 1st Sunday of every month at 1 PM Eastern/10 AM PST, and the third Thursday of the month at 9 EST/6 PM PST. You can support Adobe & Teardrops by buying merch or hitting the ol’ Patreon or Ko-fi links! Please tell your friends to like and subscribe to this podcast. Thanks to Alma Contra for making the introduction.

1hr 13mins

1 Nov 2021

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Roxane Gay + Celisse + Toshi Reagon

Roxane Gay + Celisse + Toshi Reagon

Bestselling author Roxane Gay reads a piece called "Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You," about love in the pandemic, and making a home with her wife, Debbie Milman. Songwriter and actor Celisse talks about writing her song, and about properly understanding the work of rock pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharp.


21 Jul 2021

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Roxane Gay + Celisse + Toshi Reagon


Bestselling author Roxane Gay reads a piece called "Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You," about love in the pandemic, and making a home with her wife, Debbie Milman. Songwriter and actor Celisse Henderson talks about writing her song, and about properly understanding the work of rock pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharp. Songwriter, composer, and producer Toshi Reagon speaks about how she constructed her song, "You Belong," to echo the structure of Gay's piece, and about the connections between Tharp and pioneering writer Octavia Butler, whose novel, Parable of the Sower, Reagon made into an opera. This episode was recorded during a live performance co-produced with Harlem School of the Arts.SongWriterPodcast.comTwitter.com/SnogWriterInstagram.com/SongWriterPodcastFacebook.com/SongWriterPodcast


18 May 2021

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Planetation, Music and Change with Toshi Reagon

The Emergent Strategy Podcast

Musician, Toshi Reagon, joins host, Sage Crump, on the Emergent Strategy Podcast to talk about the brilliance of Parable of the Sower, music as change, and parenting and being parented (the latter sometimes by her daughter). 


18 Mar 2021

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There’s a New World Comin’ with Toshi Reagon

How to Survive the End of the World

In today’s episode, a re-run from last year, the Brown sisters interview the legendary Toshi Reagon about the making of the Parable of the Sower Opera, a production years in the making, based on the dystopian novel by Octavia E. Butler. We talked with her about turning earthseed into song, lessons from her mother, and the necessity of creative practice. In this episode Toshi makes it clear and plain why voting is a necessary part of our political participation! TRANSCRIPT -https://www.dropbox.com/s/znu7qomskjhf5da/There%27s%20a%20New%20World%20Comin%20with%20Toshi_redux.pdf?dl=0 HTS ESSENTIALS SUPPORT Our Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Endoftheworldshow PEEP us on IG https://www.instagram.com/endoftheworldpc/ TWEET @ us https://twitter.com/endoftheworldPC--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/how-to-survive-the-end-of-the-world/message


30 Oct 2020

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The Quarantine Tapes 065: Toshi Reagon

The Quarantine Tapes

In episode 065 of The Quarantine Tapes, Toshi Reagon shares stories about her experience in quarantine and highlights of performing her creative work, the compelling opera “Octavia Butler’s The Parable of the Sower”. Toshi talks about important community connections, while encouraging us all to “embrace your ability to adapt to an ever-changing world.”Toshi Reagon is a singer, composer, musician, curator, producer and bandleader (BIGLovely) with a profound ear for sonic Americana—from folk to funk, from blues to rock—recording with Lizz Wright, Carl Hancock Rux, Allison Miller, Sweet Honey In The Rock, and Meshell Ndegeocello, among others. She currently tours with her opera, Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower. Recent projects include The Blues Project w/ Michelle Dorrance and Dorrance Dance, Meshell Ndegeocello's Can I Get A Witness—The Gospel of James Baldwin. She founded WordRockSword: A Festival Exploration of Women's Lives... All Lives Welcome.Credits:Paul Holdengraber - Co-Creator, Host, OLA DirectorAnthony Audi - Co-Creator, Researcher, OLA DirectorAlejandro Cohen - Co-Creator, Producer, ComposerChristian Pitt - Production Coordinator Erin Cooney - Copy, ProductionDublab Team


26 Jun 2020

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Prediction Is Easy: Toshi Reagon and Parable Of The Sower

Woke AF Daily

Danielle talks with Toshi Reagon, musician, artist, curator and creator of "Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower," the rock-opera adaptation of the novel by the same name. Toshi discusses her journey of discovering, developing, and fully realizing her rock-opera, a process that resulted in a fluid show that exists in conversation with the community it addresses and the issues we are facing at any given moment. Toshi & Danielle reflect on the truths that the novel predicted about our world today pre & post the realities of COVID-19. Toshi reflects on the ways in which we react in the face of chaos and views the privilege of sheltering in place as an illuminating opportunity to learn, reflect, grow, organize and power up in response to this pandemic and the systems that govern our lives. Danielle & Toshi discuss the power that art and music have always had as a healing agent. Finally, Toshi encourages us all to dig into the practices that we each already rely on to provide healing and positive energy in our lives, in order to invigorate, connect and persevere through this storm, or as Octavia would say, through these “ever-changing times.” Host: Danielle Moodie Executive Producers: Danielle Moodie & Adell Coleman Producer: Andrew Marshello Distributor: DCP Entertainment See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


21 Apr 2020

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Bending Towards the Future with Toshi Reagon

How to Survive the End of the World

The Brown Sisters are coming to you live from the Majestic Theater in Boston, in a gorgeous event sponsored by Emerson College. We welcome back to the show the brilliant musician, composer and activist Toshi Reagon to discuss the Parable Opera and what Octavia Butler’s work can teach us about finding each other and bending towards a just future.music by Tunde Olaniran and Mother Cyborg-www.patreon.com/Endoftheworldshow www.endoftheworldshow.org/ www.instagram.com/endoftheworldpc/@endoftheworldPC@adriennemaree@meansagittarius--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/how-to-survive-the-end-of-the-world/message


24 Dec 2019

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Episode #20: Toshi Reagon

Come to Where I'm From

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1hr 58mins

9 Aug 2019