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Harry Belafonte's Activism And Jay Z Beef; Beat Making Lab; Moreland And Arbuckle

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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Moreland & Arbuckle perform in the Soundcheck studio. Moreland & Arbuckle perform in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In this episode: Even at 86, acclaimed singer, activist, and actor Harry Belafonte is still making plenty headlines with his recent endorsement of New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio and his long-standing public standoff with rapper Jay Z. Writer Keli Goff joins us to talk about the activism of the "King of Calypso."

Then, the creators of Beat Making Lab talk about their portable electronic beat-making kits that they send to developing countries with the intention of improving communities.

And Wichita, Kansas roots rockers Moreland And Arbuckle perform songs from its new concept album based around 16th century explorer Coronado.

Guests:

Keli Goff and Moreland & Arbuckle

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Moreland And Arbuckle: Twangy Country Blues With Teeth

Hear blues trio Moreland & Arbuckle perform in the studio.

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Download This: Sarah Blacker

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Bashiri Tamplin from Detroit

You're guest was lame for trivializing this disagreement between Belafonte and Jay-Z and comparing it to "Biggie and 2pac". So, is she saying that she wants Belafonte and Jay-Z to die in a hail of bullets. They couldn't find someone more qualified to talk about Jay-Z and Belafonte's disagreement about social responsibility.

Aug. 06 2013 08:47 PM

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