ABC Radio National

FFF goes Electropical on ABC Radio National

This Sunday, Forcefed Fistfuls joins forces with The Night Air on Radio National to take you on a sonic adventure through one of Europe’s biggest electronic music and art festivals, Sonar. You’ll meet musical robot designers, dance with the queen of dub-step Mary Anne Hobbs and play on a giant game boy in the streets of Barcelona as Sonar’s Catalonian Electropical fever starts to bite. Mas fuego, mas fuerte!

Tune in Sunday 8.30pm AEDT – Australian Eastern Daylight Time Live Web Stream Online at http://www.abc.net.au/rn/ or with your radio in Australia !!! Adelaide 729AM Brisbane 792AM Canberra 846AM Darwin 657AM Gold Coast 90.1FM Hobart 585AM Melbourne 621AM Newcastle 1512AM Perth 810AM Sydney 576AMPart 1 repeated 9.30pm Friday Part 2 repeated midnight Saturday.

Find out more over at the ABC Radio National website here. If you missed the Radio National broadcast you can stream it in three parts below.

Rights Dub: a Sonic Documentary by Prince Nod on ABC Radio National

In September 2007 Prince Nod completed a feature radio program as a guest producer for The Night Air, on ABC Radio National. RIGHTS DUB, broadcast on ABC Radio National’s The Night Air on Sunday September 7th 2008 at 8.35pm.

Prince Nod has created a documentary meets collage meets dj mix that delves into the news and histories of black civil rights in America and examines the parallel cultural influence of black rights music and the dawn of digital sampling on the global music industry. The program captures the fragmented sound and music of an America coming to terms with the challenges of protecting and reviewing its civil and cultural rights.

‘Get up, Stand up’, the 1973 reggae song made famous by The Wailers is a nagging provocation to continue struggling for personal or group rights in an unjust world. But just what are ‘rights’ – who holds them, who’s being denied them and who benefits from getting rights? Using everything from dubstep, hiphop and baile funk to speeches by the Black Panthers, Lawrence Lessig and George W Bush, Prince Nod dubs through the music and voices of the civil rights and music rights movements to find the two are connected today more than ever before. Black rights, copyright, recycling and the right to listen — tonight in The Night Air.

The Night Air is a listening experience animated by dub versions of ABC Radio National’s distinctive programming. Obliquely connected material is re-assembled with sonic glue – letting the listener’s imagination build a new story. It’s a space to find the music in speech and the poetry in ideas, a show that invites you to take time to unravel the usual media tangle.

Read the program synopsis online at ABC Radio National:
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/nightair/stories/2008/2338858.htm