KCET which is the nation’s largest public television station has announced a new season of ARTBOUND PRESENTS STUDIO A as part of its “Summer of the Environment” that includes leading music artists such as Aloe Blacc, MILCK, Low Leaf, and Buyepongo. All of the artists listed support and draw inspiration from environmental causes.
You can watch ARTBOUND PRESENTS STUDIO A on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10 pm PT on KCET in Southern California and on Link TV nationwide (DirecTV 375 and DISH network 9410) beginning September 19 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. All episodes will also be streamed online launching August 22 at http://kcet.org/StudioA.
The original music series showcases top musical talent with international appeal, reflecting the diversity of the region through the cultural backgrounds and musical influences of some of Southern California’s most prolific artists.
This season brings a variety of musical influences to the forefront: Latin, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Folk, Soul and even classical piano and harp music. ARTBOUND PRESENTS STUDIO A captures the essence of Los Angeles’ musical melting pot.
Aloe Blacc – Tues., Aug. 22
Aloe Blacc gives us all a taste of what’s to come from his forthcoming album, pushing further into a folk/soul/pop fusion that’s both undeniably joyful and eye-opening in message. Adding an of-the-moment twist to the music of legends like Sly Stone and Stevie Wonder, his catalogue is built-on songs that pair Blacc’s poetic yet incisive lyrics with huge hooks and relentless feel-good grooves.
Low Leaf – Tues., Aug. 29
Low Leaf is a Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer and producer. She creates her own unique sound by combining the classical piano training of her childhood with her own self-taught harp, guitar and heartfelt singing. She ultimately seeks to be a voice of both nature and her Filipino ancestors alike, in hopes to heal and re-awaken the world as a universal family.
Buyepongo – Tues., Sept. 5
The name, Buyepongo means “to cause a ruckus” – which certainly describes the scene on the dance floors of Los Angeles whenever the band launches into its dizzyingly energetic, instantly infectious rhythms. But it also describes Buyepongo’s riotous mash-up of influences, which absorbs hip-hop, punk, funk, and jazz sounds into a delirious tropical blend of styles from across the Latin American diaspora.
MILCK – Tues., Sept. 12
Cathartic singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and social activist MILCK performs an intimate set that includes her viral song “Quiet,” which has become the unofficial anthem to the resistance after a global reaction to her performance at the Women’s March. “Quiet” provided a post-election call for people of all races, creeds, and colors who have suffered and survived gallantly in the face of trauma, trials, and tribulations with resounding piano chords and shuddering, soulful delivery.
To date, ARTBOUND PRESENTS STUDIO A has featured taped live performances and interviews from Chicano Batman, Best Coast, Run River North, Noah and the Megafauna, Chelsea Wolfe, The Internet, Deap Vally and more. The series is committed to helping curate a more vibrant independent and emerging music scene and giving a voice to the wide range of extraordinary talent in the city.
For more information about ARTBOUND PRESENTS STUDIO A, http://kcet.org/StudioA.
“Summer of the Environment” is a three-month initiative (June-August) on KCET and Link TV offering audiences a robust library of content on multiple platforms intended to ignite compassion and action for helping to save and heal the planet.
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