TSP089 – Transcendent Tunes: Hey kids, It’s twinkle time.

 
 
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For millennia, lullabies have lulled children into slumber land. From ancient Egypt to modern day, tunes like Twinkle,Twinkle, Little Star and their relative importance often goes unnoticed or unappreciated.

Duration – 24:34

VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube – Various artists and performers.

Music Credit: Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole – Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

TSP088 – Time Trek: Ikebana – Time for reflection.

 
 
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The birth of Ikebana, or the Japanese art of flower arranging, dates back to the 7th century. Combining the mindfulness of the Buddhist traditions with Shinto’s connection to nature, this refined art form can offer the West unexpected insights into the essence of life.

Duration – 29:17

VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube – Kung Fu episode

Music Credit: Kingston Trio – Where Have All The Flowers Gone

TSP087 – Digging Words: SYMBIOSIS – You scratch my back…

 
 
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From the simple notion of mutual dependence the idea of symbiosis has expanded to include a variety of relationship dynamics, that surrounds us at every turn. Running the gamut from parasitism to mutualism, symbiosis encompasses more than the obvious benevolence.

Duration: 26:13

VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube – Elvis Presley, Ted Talk & Cheers segments

Music Credit: James Brown – It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s, World

TSP086 – The Undefinable Spirit: The bassoon takes a bow, with Nadina Mackie Jackson.

 
 
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Solo bassoonist, Nadina Mackie Jackson is the most widely recorded Canadian bassoonist in history, with 17 new works for solo bassoon and orchestra written for her in the last decade. Nadina intimately describes her journey.

Duration: 38:51

VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube – March 2014 – Trumpet Virtuoso Guy Few and bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson. The Canadian duo stopped by the Classic 107 studio to talk with host Bill Richardson.

Music Credit: Nadina Mackie Jackson and Guy Few – Silver Angel Concerto