Posts Categorized: Events

WMPG’s Jazz at the Movies

Next month (Dec), our Jazz at the Movies (JAM) team present a series of jazz films over the coming months.  Kicking off the series, is Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity on Sat, Dec 3rd at 7:00PM at the Portland Conservatory of Music ( 28 Neal Street, Portland).

Puppets are taking over Portland this September 20-25

WMPG is proud to be a media sponsor of Puppets In Portland (PiP) – a  city-wide festival of international puppetry arts in Portland, Maine, presented by our friends over at Mayo Street Arts.  Six days of world-class performances, workshops, a parade, and more.

Krystal Zebra Masks - Puppets in Portland

Hispanic Heritage Month

WMPG is proud to be a home for all different music, from different cultures all around the world. September 15th marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month.  This month, we hope you too will celebrate the Hispanic community

Summer 2022 Neighbourhood Block Parties

We hosted WMPG’s summer neighborhood block parties this summer.  We had great youth and family participation at each event and it was fun to collaborate with other partnership organisations.

Shout out to our food vendors – Quiero Café, Soul Food Paradise and Leonardo’s Pizza and to sponsors Bangor Savings Bank and What Mama Wants podcast for your generous support.  Thanks to Fun Town Splashtown, Maine Wildlife Park and everyone else who contributed items for raffle prizes. Thanks to WMPG volunteer DJ’s –  DJ Jon,  DJ BC, DJ Luc for spinning tunes during the events.

WMPG’s Jazz at the Movies: Thomas Chapin: Night Bird Song

Sunday July 17th at 7pm WMPG’s Jazz at the Movies and the Portland Conservatory of Music will be showing the movie Thomas Chapin: Night Bird Song.

The film is an excellent portrait of the amazing life of Thomas Chapin’s and his incredibly talented musical compositions and performances. The drummer in his trio, Michael Sarin will join us for a Q&A following the film.

WMPG Summer Driveway Record Sale – July 9th

After taking a break on the WMPG Record Sale due to the pandemic, we are doing one this summer! Not the big one scheduled for November 2022 but a smaller, scaled version right at WMPG!

On Saturday, July 9th from 10am to 3pm we are setting up in the WMPG driveway! Crazy huh! Should be fun and with tables full of LPs and CDs just waiting for you! Come find the usual hidden treasures and support WMPG! WMPG is located at 92 Bedford Street in Portland.

Record-Sale-July
Record-Sale-July

WMPG collaborates with Portland Ovations

WMPG has partnered with Portland Ovations to be a media sponsor of a great evening of dance. 

Hour Wolf in the Lighthouse is a collaborative dance work between Portland, Maine choreographers Riley Watts and Heather Stewart, and is the debut performance of the little house dance company.

Jazz at the Movies (Portland Music Conservatory)

This Saturday April 30th is International Jazz Day and WMPG JAM – (Jazz at the Movies) will be celebrating by showing a brand new documentary movie “The Modern Jazz Quartet from Residency to Legacy”. This movie has only been shown a few times to the general public.  The Director of the film, George Schuller, will be joining us in person to share his experience and answer your questions. How cool is that!  On top of all that, It is FREE!

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