KQAL’s Jiovani Bermudez meets with Mai’a Williams to discuss her project, Blooming Underground. Blooming Underground is a centers on their relationship to the Driftless natural landscape, the sacredness of Black and First Nations’ lives and histories in this region and globally, the healing traditions that they learned from their grandmother and elders in rural South Carolina.
Original airdate: 11/08/22
Many songs have a story to tell. Sometimes this message is clear other times it’s not. Sometimes it would be nice to know what the artist was thinking as they wrote the melodious poetry. On today’s Art Beat we get the opportunity to get a glimpse at the stories behind the works of local artist Charlie Parr with his new book Last of the Better Days Ahead. Charlies’ songs are unique for their gripping and emotional lyrics often accompanied by simple yet elegant strums of a guitar. Join us as we experience the works of Charlie Parr through a written medium on todays Art Beat.