When is love an art form in and of itself? Like art, true love comes in many forms. A Congolese couple, separated by the ocean, sing to each other over the phone to stay connected. An all-grrrl punk band sing through a telephone (repurposed as a microphone) to the community that supports them. Corrie Harrigan, Laura Larson, and Liz Elton comprise Kitten Forever. The three-piece punk band blazes minimalist dance punk in their underwear, swap instrument duties, and love each other.
Episode 10: Dress Codes from The MinneCulture Podcast
Why do people dress a certain way? What does dress say about who we are, and what connects us? People pick their uniforms for various reasons, but often it’s to fit in. For the Minnesota Dandies - a group of sharply dressed black men - it means dressing for success and respect. For one Minnesotan woman during the Civil War, it meant disguising herself as men in order to serve her country. Host Jumondeh Tweh looks at why uniforms matter and what it says about how we express ourselves.
Episode 11: All Eyez on Andrew Moore from The MinneCulture Podcast
Andrew Moore is a Minneapolis artist who created a giant political sculpture in his front yard. Some of his neighbors complained about it. The city of Minneapolis fined Moore for a variety of code violations, and he eventually lost his home. Today, he's making new art - out of his clothes. Just like the rapper Tupac Shakur, when Moore walks down the street, his outfits say: "All Eyez on Me." The MinneCulture podcast is produced by Xan Holston, Todd Melby, and Nancy Rosenbaum with theme music by Javier Santiago. Support is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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