Posts Categorized: Events

Keyboard Fantasies (Film) with Kafari

Keyboard Fantasies The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story screening with an opening set by Kafari! (7pm. the film will start at 8pm). As a sci-fi obsessed woman living in near isolation, Beverly Glenn-Copeland wrote and self-released Keyboard Fantasies in Huntsville, Ontario back in 1986. Recorded in an Atari-powered home-studio, the cassette featured seven tracks of a curious folk-electronica hybrid, a sound realised far before its time. Three decades on, the musician – now Glenn Copeland – began to receive emails from people across the world, thanking him for the music they’d recently discovered. Courtesy of a rare-record collector in Japan, a reissue of Keyboard Fantasies and subsequent plays by Four Tet, Caribou and more, the music had finally found its audience two generations down the line. “There is something essential and centering about Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s music.”  The New York Times “Beverly Glenn-Copeland is a synth-folk pioneer and transgender icon.”  Pitchfork “This film, this artist, this music, this story: all rare gems — see this film.”  Film Thread Hosted by Space and co-hosted by WMPG’s  Jazz at the Movies
Space Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, ME
Dec 8th 2021
7pm

Panel Discussion on Education & Equity with Candidates

This past Friday, there was a panel discussion on Education & Equity, moderated by Lisa Savage and featuring:

John Hinck – District 2 Candidate Victoria Pelletier – District 2 Candidate Travis Curran – At Large Candidate Roberto Rodriquez – At Large Candidate

Thanks to Portland Media Center who produced this event WMPG was able to broadcast it. Missed it – click here to hear it on our archives.

Tales of Bells & Drums

This week we had musicians, singers and drummers from West Guinea, Rwanda and Burundi in our studio to talk about their event – Tales of Bells & Drums is an event organized by Ikirenga Cy’intore and in collaboration with Batimbo United and New Moon Ensemble.  Stories of their lives are told through dancing and drumming. We were treated to song and dance and WMPG Radio are excited to be supporting this event in September.

Drumming
Drumming