24 episodes

Podcast by North Carolina Arts Council

Arts Across NC North Carolina Arts Council

    • Performing Arts

Podcast by North Carolina Arts Council

    Creativity is Medicine: A Conversation With N.C. Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green

    Creativity is Medicine: A Conversation With N.C. Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green

    Today, February 18, 2020, marks the one-year anniversary of the official induction of Jaki Shelton Green as North Carolina’s first African American poet laureate.

    In this episode of Arts Across NC, host Sandra Davidson interviews Jaki Shelton Green about her time as our state’s ninth poet laureate. During the show Jaki discusses the impact and public reception of her historic appointment and reflects on her experiences meeting countless North Carolinians during her tenure as poet laureate.

    Born and raised in Efland, North Carolina, Jaki Shelton Green has been active in our state’s literary and teaching community for more than 40 years. She’s written eight books of poetry and a play, and she co-edited two anthologies of poetry. The American Academy of Poet Laureates awarded her a $75,000 fellowship last April.

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    Arts Across NC is a podcast by and about the North Carolina Arts Council. This episode featured music by The Blue Dot Sessions.

    Find out if Jaki Shelton Green is making an appearance near you at www.NCarts.org.

    Facebook: @ncarts
    Twitter: @ncartscouncil
    Instagram: @ncartscouncil | @ncartsfolklife

    • 44 min
    Full Of Riches - Seagrove, North Carolina's Pottery Legacy

    Full Of Riches - Seagrove, North Carolina's Pottery Legacy

    Full of Riches takes listeners into the world of Seagrove, N.C. where TAPS students are taught the region’s celebrated pottery tradition by master artist and N.C. Heritage Award recipient Sid Luck.

    The North Carolina Arts Council created TAPS, a statewide network of after school programs, in response to community requests for traditional arts education taught locally, knee-to-knee, and across generations. TAPS is an intergenerational story. It's a story about community and pride in place. It’s a story about the role the N.C. Arts Council plays in helping North Carolinians use their artistic traditions to thrive as individuals and as communities.

    From pottery to bluegrass to the arts and crafts of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe, TAPS programs across the state represent the diversity of North Carolina’s cultural life and heritage. Each program is uniquely shaped by the community, but all share three core values: Programs are affordable, and often free. Students learn the traditional arts of their own region, from teachers within their community. Music is taught by ear, and crafts are taught by hand.

    Through field recordings and interviews collected by N.C. Arts Council staff, this episode is the first of three in a new season of Arts Across NC that highlights the diverse TAPS programs across the state.

    This episode featured field recordings from Haliwa-Saponi TAPS class and Pow wows.

    Learn more about the program at www.ncarts.org.
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    Arts Across NC is a podcast by and about the North Carolina Arts Council.
    Facebook: @ncarts
    Twitter: @ncartscouncil
    Instagram: @ncartscouncil | @ncartsfolklife

    • 6 min
    A Family Affair - The Haliwa-Saponi Way

    A Family Affair - The Haliwa-Saponi Way

    Children and parents learn together at the Haliwa-Saponi Traditional Arts Program for Students (TAPS). Gathering families and intergenerational groups for tribal culture and tradition classes is important in a rural place like Hollister, N.C. where the program is based. We learn why in this new episode of Arts Across NC.

    The North Carolina Arts Council created TAPS, a statewide network of after school programs, in response to community requests for traditional arts education taught locally, knee-to-knee, and across generations. TAPS is an intergenerational story. It's a story about community and pride in place. It’s a story about the role the N.C. Arts Council plays in helping North Carolinians use their artistic traditions to thrive as individuals and as communities.

    From pottery to bluegrass to the arts and crafts of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe, TAPS programs across the state represent the diversity of North Carolina’s cultural life and heritage. Each program is uniquely shaped by the community, but all share three core values: Programs are affordable, and often free. Students learn the traditional arts of their own region, from teachers within their community. Music is taught by ear, and crafts are taught by hand.

    Through field recordings and interviews collected by N.C. Arts Council staff, this episode is the first of three in a new season of Arts Across NC that highlights the diverse TAPS programs across the state.

    This episode featured field recordings from Haliwa-Saponi TAPS class and Pow wows.

    Learn more about the program at www.ncarts.org.
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    Arts Across NC is a podcast by and about the North Carolina Arts Council.
    Facebook: @ncarts
    Twitter: @ncartscouncil
    Instagram: @ncartscouncil | @ncartsfolklife

    • 5 min
    Call And Response - The Roots of the Traditional Arts Programs for Students

    Call And Response - The Roots of the Traditional Arts Programs for Students

    Call and Response chronicles the origin story of TAPS, the Traditional Arts Program for Students. The North Carolina Arts Council created TAPS, a statewide network of after school programs, in response to community requests for traditional arts education taught locally, knee-to-knee, and across generations.

    TAPS is an intergenerational story. It's a story about community and pride in place. It’s a story about the role the N.C. Arts Council plays in helping North Carolinians use their artistic traditions to thrive as individuals and as communities.

    From pottery to bluegrass to the arts and crafts of the Haliwa Saponi tribe, TAPS programs across the state represent the diversity of North Carolina’s cultural life and heritage. Each program is uniquely shaped by the community, but all share three core values: Programs are affordable, and often free. Students learn the traditional arts of their own region, from teachers within their community. Music is taught by ear, and crafts are taught by hand.

    Through field recordings and interviews collected by N.C. Arts Council staff, this episode is the first of three in a new season of Arts Across NC that highlights the diverse TAPS programs across the state.

    This episode featured music from Phil Cook, the Camp Creek Boys and Madison Shepard.

    Learn more about the program at www.ncarts.org.
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    Arts Across NC is a podcast by and about the North Carolina Arts Council.
    Facebook: @ncarts
    Twitter: @ncartscouncil
    Instagram: @ncartscouncil | @ncartsfolklife

    • 8 min
    Director's Cut: Lauchlin Shaw and A.C. Overton

    Director's Cut: Lauchlin Shaw and A.C. Overton

    Lauchlin Shaw was a Harnett County-based fiddler whose family was a part of the 18th and 19th century wave of Scottish immigration to North Carolina.
    “His great-grandfather had come from the Isle of Jura off Scotland’s coast up through the Cape Fear River Valley,” says Wayne Martin. “That’s a really important story for North Carolina that we don’t hear about so much now.”

    Shaw’s grandfather and father spoke Gaelic and he went to church services in Harnett County that were given in Gaelic. The many fiddle tunes he performed were passed down through generations of fiddle players in his family.

    In our final installment of Director’s Cut, Wayne Martin shares a field recording of “Sally With The Run Down Shoes,” a traditional dance tune performed by Lauchlin Shaw and Chatham County banjoist A.C. Overton.

    Photograph of Lauchlin Shaw and A.C. Overton by Mary Anne McDonald
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    Director's Cut is a special music themed season of Arts Across NC, curated in celebration of Come Hear North Carolina, a campaign for the 2019 North Carolina Year of Music. In each episode NC Arts Council Director Wayne Martin will unearth a field recording from the archive he built during his 30+ year tenure with our agency. Each song represents a different region of North Carolina.

    "These pieces that I've chosen are part of the fabric of who we are as a people," says Wayne. "They are pieces that tell the story of North Carolina.

    Arts Across NC is a podcast by and about the North Carolina Arts Council.

    • 7 min
    Director's Cut: Etta Baker

    Director's Cut: Etta Baker

    Etta Baker is one of North Carolina’s most famous Piedmont blues guitarist. Born in Caldwell County, she started learning guitar from her father when she was three. Her masterful, emotive pickin’ first appeared in 1956 on the album Instrumental Music from the Southern Appalachians, but it took 35 years before her next recording and first solo record One Dime Blues appeared. That album arose from many years of recording sessions produced by Wayne Martin, our host of “Director’s Cut.”

    “I felt like she was one of the most extraordinary expressive musicians who I had ever met,” says Wayne Martin. “I remember hearing her play John Henry with a slide and I can remember my thought: I’m in the presence of a musical genius.”

    Etta Baker’s sound and style influenced the likes of Bob Dylan and Taj Mahal. In this episode of Director's Cut, Wayne Martin shares "Broken Hearted Blues,” a rare recording that features Baker both playing guitar and singing. “Most of the time she would let the guitar do the talking for her,” says Wayne. “But just very occasionally she would sing.”

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    Director's Cut is a special music themed season of Arts Across NC, curated in celebration of Come Hear North Carolina, a campaign for the 2019 North Carolina Year of Music. In each episode NC Arts Council Director Wayne Martin will unearth a field recording from the archive he built during his 30+ year tenure with our agency. Each song represents a different region of North Carolina.

    "These pieces that I've chosen are part of the fabric of who we are as a people," says Wayne. "They are pieces that tell the story of North Carolina.

    Arts Across NC is a podcast by and about the North Carolina Arts Council.

    • 9 min

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