HFVS Weather Episode with Guest DJ, Alison Faith Levy (Radio Show/Podcast)

 

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WEATHER EPISODE
GUEST DJ, ALISON FAITH LEVY

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Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
July 19th & 20th, 2014

WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “World of Wonder,” the title track from Alison Faith Levy’s debut album for children World of Wondera paean to the natural world and all its mystery. Animated by filmmaker Danny Plotnick. – www.alisonfaithlevy.com


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PLAYLIST

  • Electric Light Orchestra – “Mr. Blue Sky” – [Out of the Blue]
  • Grateful Dead – “Box of Rain” [American Beauty]
  • Allen Clapp – “Scattered Showers” [One Hundred Percent Chance of Rain]
  • Alison Faith Levy – “I Love the Rain” [World of Wonder]
  • The Velvet Underground – “Who Loves the Sun” [Loaded]
  • The Hollies – “Everything is Sunshine” [The Hollies: Epic Anthology]
  • XTC – “Ballet for a Rainy Day” [Skylarking]
  • Jimi Hendrix – “The Wind Cries Mary” [The Ultimate Experience]
  • Beach Boys – “Wind Chimes” [Smile Sessions]
  • Allen Clapp & His Orchestra – “If the Wind is Right” [Mixed Greens]
  • The Three O’Clock – “When Lightning Starts” [Sixteen Tambourines]
  • Led Zeppelin – “The Rain Song” [Houses of the Holy]
  • Neko Case – “This Tornado Loves You” [Middle Cyclone]
  • Alison Faith Levy – “Eye of the Tornado” [World of Wonder]
  • Etta James – “Stormy Weather” [At Last]
  • The Beatles – “Good Day Sunshine” [Revolver]
  • The Beatles – “Here Comes the Sun” [Abbey Road]
  • The Beatles – “Sun King” [Abbey Road]
  • Autumn Leaves – “Stars in the Snow” [The Twilight Hours of the Autumn Leaves]
  • The Sippy Cups – “Drinking from the Sky” [Electric Storyland]
  • The Jayhawks – “Save It For a Rainy Day” [Rainy Day Music]
  • The Kinks – “Waterloo Sunset” [Something Else by The Kinks]

HFVS Local Food Episode with Guest DJ, Orange Sherbet Episode (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Local Food Celebration with Guest DJ, Orange Sherbet

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Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am

June  28th & 29th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video:  Orange Sherbet wrote this little musical ditty about seasonal foods that can be found on the Local Foods Wheel. Animation by Sarah Klein www.orangesherbet.org


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PLAYLIST

  • Brady Rymer – Fresh Brown Eggs – What’s Eatin’ Yosi?
  • Michelle Shocked – Strawberry Jam – Arkansas Traveler
  • Orange Sherbet – Waffle Day – Delicious
  • The Nields – Aiken Drum – All Together Singing in the Kitchen
  • The Little Willies – Roly Poly– The Little Willies
  • Dan Zanes – All Around the Kitchen – Family Dance
  • Henhouse Prowlers – Homegrown Tomatoes – Henhouse Prowlers
  • Orange Sherbet – Garden Song – Delicious
  • Barenaked Ladies – Food Party – Snacktime!
  • King Curtis and the Kingpins – Memphis Soul Stew – King Size Soul
  • Orange Sherbet – Springtime – Delicious
  • Chip-Man & The Buckwheat Boys – Peanut Butter Jelly Time – Peanut Butter Jelly Time
  • Session Americana – Food Opera – Table Top People Vol 1
  • Jose-Luis Orozco –El Chocolate – De Colores – Vol 9
  • Dave Rawlings Machine – Sweet Tooth – A Friend of a Friend
  • The King Cole Trio – Save the Bones for Henry Jones – Nat King Cole
  • Orange Sherbet – Delicious – Delicious
  • Cab Calloway & His Orchestra – Everybody Eats When They Come to My House – Nicky’s Jazz For Kids

HFVS Bluegrass & American Roots Episode with Guest DJ, Jordan Shapiro (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Bluegrass & American Roots Episode
with Guest DJ, Jordan Shapiro of Astrograss

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Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
June 21st & 22nd, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “This Land is Your Land” by Astrograss, filmed in Manhattan & Brooklyn, NY. – www.astrograssforkids.com


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PLAYLIST

  • The New Lost City Ramblers – Sail Away Ladies – The New Lost City Ramblers – Volume Five
  • The Foghorn String Band – Golden Slippers  – Weiser Sunrise
  • Pete Seeger – Yankee Doodle – American Folk, Game and Activity Songs for Children
  • Cat Stevens – If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out – Footsteps in the Dark: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
  • The Be Good Tanyas – Oh, Susanna – Blue Horse
  • Jerry Garcia/David Grisman – Hot Corn, Cold Corn – Not For Kids Only
  • Astrograss – Cluck Old Hen – The Colored Pencil Factory
  • Barry Lewis Polistar – All I Want is You – ‘Juno’ soundtrack
  • Billy Bragg/Wilco – Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key – Mermaid Avenue
  • Pete Seeger/Arlo Guthrie – If I Had a Hammer – Precious Friend
  • Astrograss – Drunken Sailor – Let Me Stay Up All Night
  • Dan Zanes – Sloop John B. – Sea Music
  • John Hartford – Good Old Electric Washing Machine – Catalogue
  • Shel Silverstein – Boa Constrictor – Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • Astrograss – Hungry Mungry – Astrograss for Kids
  • Woody Guthrie – The Car Song – This Land is Your Land: The Asch recordings, Vol. 1
  • Woody Guthrie – Rubber Dolly – Muleskinner Blues (The Asch Recordings 2)
  • Astrograss – This Land is Your Land – This Land is Your Land

HFVS: Music of the World Episode with Guest DJ, Keith Terry (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Music of the World Episode with Guest DJ, Keith Terry

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Keith Terry from Crosspulse Ensemble is our Guest DJ this week! Keith’s program is about World Music AND Music of the World - not only songs from artists around the planet, but sounds of the planet, itself – from the calls made by insects and birds,  to  atmospheric sounds created by lightening.  Plus some found sound — music created by the sounds we don’t always think of as musical, such as fog horns and trains, even bricks.  Join Keith in this exploration of some new and unusual ways of creating and listening to music.

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
June 14th & 15th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

FEATURED VIDEO: Keith Terry, organizer of the International Body Music Festival, stopped by The World studios in Boston to demonstrate the amazing music the human body can make. – www.crosspulse.com


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PLAYLIST

  • Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble – Body Beat – I Like Everything About You, Yes I Do.
  • Bayaka Pygmies – Bayaka Song – Pulse of the Planet
  • Ba Benzélé Pygmies – Unknown – Anthology of Afro Music – UNESCO
  • Zap Mamá – Brrrlak! –  Divas volume two
  • Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble – Cumbe – I Like Everything About You, Yes I Do
  • Mangbetu – Water Drumming – Pulse of the Planet
  • Tangle Eye – Katie Left Memphis with wood chopping – Alan Lomax’s Roots of the Blues
  • Unknown – Bricks – Unknown
  • Postal Workers Cancelling Stamps at the University of Ghana Post Office – 1975 field recording, James Koetting
  • Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble – Flores – I Like Everything About You, Yes I Do
  • Mayan Marching Band – Unknown – Unknown
  • The Tahitian Choir – Morotiri Nei – Rapa Iti
  • Keith Terry & Crosspulse – Body Music – Keith Terry & Crosspulse
  • Vocal Sampling – Una Forma Mas – Una Forma Mas
  • Barbatuques – Cneiro verde – O Seguinte é Esse
  • Ants – Ants – Pulse of the Planet
  • Antonio Carols Jobim – Foghorn – original soundtrack from the film Black Orpheus
  • Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble – Jalan Jalan – I Like Everything About You, Yes I Do
  • Talab Khan Barna – Sat Bhayan Ki Ek Behanadli I – Latcho Drom: Bande Originale Du Film Soundtrack
  • Atmospheric Whistlers – Atmospheric Whistlers – Pulse of the Planet
  • Barbatuques – Respirando – O Seguinte é Esse
  • Inuits – Unuit Throat and Harp Songs – Canadian Music Heritage Collection
  • Sergio Mendez – Fanfarra Despedida – Brasileiro

PINA Pays Tribute to Legendary Choreographer’s Imagination

Unique Film Showcases the Legacy of a Legendary Choreographer
Sunday, June 15, 2014, 7:30pm

Amherst Cinema’s photography series – of films that explore the “works and worlds” of great photographers – presents an extra-special screening of PINA in conjunction with the Smith College Museum of Art. PINA is an Academy Award-nominated feature-length film by famed German director Wim Wenders in memory of modern dancer and choreographer Philippina “Pina” Bausch. Set to work together in 2009 on a film that would explore Bausch’s “thrillingly unpredictable,” sensual, playful dance pieces, Wenders continued to work on the film after her unexpected and untimely death that year. Featuring her choreography and members of her Tanztheater Wuppertal group, PINA is a monumental tribute to a unique, influential woman, and brilliantly showcases her contributions to the world. Viewers are drawn into the detailed, imaginative sets that Bausch created, including a stage covered with dirt; a cafe-like setup in which the performers dance with their eyes closed, bumping into chairs and tables; and a man-made waterfall. Inspired by Pina’s last words: “Dance, dance, or we are lost,” the film highlights the power of dance as a vital mode of expression. It has been lauded as a milestone in both dance and filmmaking.

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HFVS: Friends Episode with Guest DJ, Steve Denyes of Hullabaloo

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This week’s show is all about friends. Good friends, unlikely friends, real friends that stick with you through the good times and bad. Steve from Hullabaloo hand picks his favorites and shares a story about how he met his best friend.

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
June 7th & 8th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “Out Standing” by Hullabaloo (from the album Raise a Ruckus)


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Guest DJ Playlist

  • Dan Zanes – Fine Friends Are Here - Catch That Train
  • Frances England – Place in Your Heart - Mind of My Own
  • Caspar Babypants – I Don’t Mind - Hot Dog!
  • Melissa Green – The Playdate - Sing Loud! 
  • Okee Dokee Brothers – Lucy & Tighty - Take it Outside
  • Elska – Don’t Make Fun of the Goobler - Middle of Nowhere
  • Hilltown Story Intro
  • Hullabaloo – Shy Kid Blues - Shy Kid Blues
  • Hullabaloo – 365 Days on Earth - Shy Kid Blues
  • Hullabaloo – Best Friends Forever - Shy Kid Blues
  • Dan Zanes – Side By Side - Night Time!
  • Randy Kaplan – Joe & Finn - The Kids Are All Id
  • Frances England – Cookies & Milk - Mind of My Own 
  • Jack Johnson – We’re Going to Be Friends - Sing-Alongs and Lullabies for
  • the Film Curious George
  • The Rembrandts – I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts: Greatest Hits
  • Bruno Mars – Count on Me – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
  • Randy Newman –  You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Toy Story
  • James Taylor – You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor Greatest Hits: Vol. 1
  • Dan Zanes – Surrounded in Friendship – House Party
  • Dan Zanes – House Party Time – House Party

HFVS: Bears and Other Furry Friends Episode with Guest DJ, Suzi Shelton

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This week our guest DJ is award-winning singer/songwriter Suzi Shelton who will be sharing songs about “Bears and Other Furry Friends,” including her new song “Cinnamon Bear,” from her latest album Smile In My Heart. − www.suzishelton.com

Suzi Shelton – “Cinnamon Bear”


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PLAYLIST

  • The Okee Dokee Brothers -  Black Bear Mama – Through The Woods
  • Andrew & Polly – Little Bitta You – Little Bitta You
  • Suzi Shelton – Cinnamon Bear - Smile in My Heart
  • Lucky Diaz & The Family Jam Band ​​- Blue Bear – Luckiest Adventure
  • Bari Koral Family Rock Band – Dancing Bear – Apple Tree & The Honey Bee
  • Bears and Lions – We’re a Club in the Woods – Bears and Lions
  • Laura Doherty – Woolly Woolly Bear – In a Heartbeat
  • Randy Kaplan – Virginia, Vega, and I – Jam on Rye
  • Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights – If You Go – What A Zoo!
  • Suzi Shelton – Wings of A Bird – Smile in My Heart
  • Little Miss Ann – Someday, Some Morning, Sometime – Follow Me
  • Mil’s Trills – Lomi – Everyone Together Now!
  • Miss Nina – The Brown Bear Rap - Sha Doo Be Doop
  • Stacey Peasley – Marley – Lucky Day
  • Lou Gallo – Grizzly Bear (Live) – I’m Home
  • David Grisman & Jerry Garcia – Teddy Bears‘ Picnic – Not For Kids Only
  • Vanessa Trien – Hey Ho – Bubble Ride
  • Ben Rudnick and Friends – My Horse – Love is a Superpower
  • Baze and His Silly Friends – Said The Boy – Toddlerville
  • Shira Kline – Whole Wide World – Earth Worm Disco

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: Music from Around the World with Zvuloon Dub System at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton

Music from Around the World with
Zvuloon Dub System
Iron Horse Music Hall ♦ Northampton, MA
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 @ 8:30pm

ZVyloon Dub System

Enter for a chance to win one of two pairs of tickets we’re giving away to Zvuloon Dub System at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 at 8:30pm. Deadline to enter: 6/8/14. Details below.

Hilltown Families and Iron Horse Entertainment Group have partnered up to offer a chance to win free tickets to see adult venues in the Pioneer Valley for a PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT! You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets!

We are continuing to offer tickets to Dean’s Beans Music from Around the World monthly concert series at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA. For June we have two pairs of tickets to giveaway to see Zvuloon Dub System, Israel’s leading World-Reggae band, at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA on Wednesday, June 11th at 8:30pm. Win a pair of tickets and take your spouse, partner or good friend for a night out. These concerts are also a great opportunity to expose older children with audience skills to music from around the world. Deadline to enter to win: 06/08 @ 11:59pm (EST). Enter for a chance to win!

ABOUT ZVULOON DUB SYSTEM

 Zvuloon Dub System, Israel’s leading World-Reggae band, emerges from a multicultural middle-eastern music scene, singing in English and Amharic. ‘Anbessa Dub,’, the new Zvuloon Dub System project blends roots reggae within the context of the unique vibration of Ethiopian culture offering fresh versions of famous songs from the golden age of modern Ethiopian music together with original songs written by the members of the band. The project features several artists from the ‘BetaIsrael’ community (the Jewish Ethiopian community that immigrated to Israel during the 80’s and the 90’s) playing the music they grew up with, in their mother tongue. — www.zvuloondub.com

“Zvuloon Dub System prove that great roots music today finds some of its finest expressions outside its Jamaican homeland. Touching on many of the major themes of conscious reggae with authentic rhythms and tasty lead vocals, Zvuloon deserves a wide international audience.” Roger Steffens, Founding Chairman, Reggae Grammy Committee.

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HFVS History Through Stories & Songs Episode with Guest DJ, David Grover (Radio Show/Podcast)

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History Through Stories & Songs Episode
Guest DJ, David Grover

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David Grover is our Guest DJ with a History through Stories & Songs Episode. David puts together an eclectic mix of favorite folk songwriters and singers that highlights the history of our country. – www.davidgrover.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
May 24 & 25, 2014
Original Broadcast: May 25th & 26th, 2013
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Pete Seeger – “Forever Young”


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PLAYLIST

  • Where am I Going A.A. Milne/music Bob Reid
  • God’s Counting on You Pete Seeger/Lorre Wyatt
  • English is Crazy/Pete Seeger
  • If I Only Had a Brain/Liv Taylor
  • John Henry/David Grover
  • Ragtime Cowboy /Joe Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
  • 4 Little Sailors/Bill Staines
  • The Declaration of Independence/Pete Seeger
  • To the South Pole/Bill Harley
  • The Gettysburg Address
  • Civil War Music/David Grover
  • America the Beautiful/David Grover

HFVS Music from South Africa with Guest DJ, Debbie Lan (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Music From South Africa Episode with Guest DJ, Debbie Lan Of Grenadilla

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Guest DJ Debbie Lan, from the award winning band Grenadilla, (pronounced “gren-a-dill-a”, the South African name for passion fruit) is our host, sharing some of her favorite songs from South Africa, as well as songs from Grenadilla’s CD, Can’t Wait, winner of a Parents Choice Gold Award. − www.grenadillasings.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
May 10th & 11th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:   “(“We Wish You Well”) by Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens, accompanied By The Makgona Tsohle Band.


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PLAYLIST

  • Spokes Mashiyane – “Chobolo” [King Kwela]
  • Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens – “Jive Motella” [The Best of Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens.]
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo – “Hello my baby” [Favorites]
  • Doris Brasch – “Brave Brave Mouse” [Pollywiggle]
  • Jimmy Rayson – “The Lonely Croc” [Pollywiggle]
  • Grenadilla – “Exactly where I want to be” [Can’t Wait]
  • Soweto String Quartet – “Mbayi Mbayi’ [Zebra Crossing]
  • Miriam Makeba – “The Click Song” [Pata Pata]
  • Amompondo – “Nomabongo” [A Nation in Song]
  • Mafikozolo – “Kwela Kwela” [Kwela]
  • Grenadilla – “Oh Sing a Song to the Sun” [Can’t Wait]
  • Mango Groove – “Pennywhistle” [Jazz offerings from South Africa]
  • Grenadilla – “Can’t Wait” [Can’t Wait]
  • Big Voice Jack – “ Kgaitsegi Rebecca” [South African Jazz]
  • African Cream Freedom Chior – “Jabula” [A Nation in Song]
  • Spokes Mashiyane – “Sheshisa’ [King Kwela]
  • The Mahotella Queens – “Sibuye” [The Best of The Mahotella Queens]
  • Grenadilla – “Sitting on Top of the World” [Can’t Wait]

Visit Debbie and Grenadilla at www.grenadillasings.com.

HFVS Science & Education Episode with Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Science & Education Episode with Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants

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Danny Weinkauf guest DJs this week, demonstrating though song examples and commentary his love of science and education, and how it has influenced his favorite songs and personal writing style. − www.dannyweinkauf.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
May 10th & 11th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:   “I am a Paleontologist” from They Might Be Giants album Here Comes Science.


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PLAYLIST

  • The Beatles – “Help!” (Help!)
  • Danny Weinkauf – “Archaeology” (No School Today)
  • Fountains of Wayne – “Hat and feet” (Fountains of Wayne)
  • They Might Be Giants – “Meet the Elements” (Here Comes Science)
  • The Okee Dokee Brothers – “Haul Away Joe” (A Mississippi River Adventure Album)
  • Danny Weinkauf – “Champion of the Spelling Bee” (No School Today)
  • Queen – “Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon” (A Night at the Opera)
  • Danny Weinkauf – “ice Cream” (No School Today)
  • They Might Be Giants – “Alphabet Lost and Found” (Here Come the ABCs)
  • Justin Roberts – “Recess” (Recess)
  • The White Stripes – “My Doorbell” (Get Behind Me Satan)
  • They Might Be Giants – “Electric Car” (Here Comes Science)
  • Danny Weinkauf – “Marsupial” (No School Today)
  • Caspar Babypants – “Kangaroo” (I Found You)
  • Laurie Berkner – “Fireflies” (Laurie Berkner Lullabies)
  • Lincoln “To Build a House” (Lincoln)
  • The Ramones ” I Want to be Sedated” (Road to Ruin)
  • They Might Be Giants – “I am a Paleontologist” (Here Comes Science)

HFVS Cinco de Mayo Episode with Guest DJ, Sandra from Moona Luna (Radio Show/Podcast)

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CINCO DE MAYO EPISODE
with Guest DJ, Sandra from Moona Luna

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
May 3rd & 4th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “Todas Las Comidas” (All The Foods) from Moona Luna’s album Piñata Party


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PLAYLIST

  • Moona Luna – “Quieres Bailar?” [Piñata Party]
  • Isaac Villanueva – “El Pescador De Baru” [Vol. 1 Greatest Cumbia Classic]
  • La Sonora Santanera – “Donde Estas Yolanda”  [15 Exitos (Luces de New York)]
  • Moona Luna – “Todas Las Comidas” [Piñata Party]
  • Los Lobos – “La Iguana” [Just Another Band From East L.A.]
  • Celina Gonzalez – “Camina Y Ven” [Sabroso Havana Hits]
  • Pistolera – “Nuevos Ojos” [En Este Camino]
  • Lisandro Mesa – “La Burrita De Eliseo” [Vol. 1 Greatest Cumbia Classic]
  • Hermanos Flores – “La Bala” [Las Mejores Cumbias Del Milenio]
  • Moona Luna – “Hay Que Trabajar” [Piñata Party]
  • Cabral/Dizeo – “Amor De Mis Amores” [Vol. 1 Greatest Cumbia Classic]
  • La Sonora Santanera – “Los Aretes De La Luna” [15 Exitos]
  • Manu Chao – “Bong Bong” [Clandestino]
  • Moona Luna – “Tomorrow’s Another Day” [Piñata Party]
  • Coperana/Madera – “La Pollera Colora” [Vol. 1 Greatest Cumbia Classic]
  • Moona Luna – “Brinca, Jump!” [Piñata Party]

Moona Luna is the family music project of New York-based songwriter Sandra Velasquez and her critically acclaimed Latin band Pistolera. With her young daughter as inspiration, Velasquez wrote an album’s worth of songs geared for families, making the songs bilingual so that the simple messages of joy, discovery and perseverance would reach young ears Velasquez says that Piñata Party is her attempt to re-create the vibe she remembers and treasures from the backyard parties her parents used to throw while she was growing up in San Diego, Calif. Dan Zanes joins the Piñata Party on the song “Brinca, Jump.” www.moonalunamusic.com

Under the Hat: How Books Can Inspired Songwriting

Under the Hat: Setting the Stage

Ever since he was a little kid, Mister G has loved to read and make up stories. His parents read to him all the time and took him on weekly trips to the library. Looking back, he now sees that this love of books set the stage for his career as a songwriter.

In this month’s Under the Hat, Mister G and his mom, children’s book author/illustrator Karen Gundersheimer, reminisce about the role books and stories played in their household when he was growing up.

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HFVS Birds of Spring Episode (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Birds of Spring Episode

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This week’s archived episode is a celebration of SPRING! It finally feels like winter’s death grip has loosened here in the Hilltowns of Western MA, and the birds and buds are finally starting to appear.

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Original Broadcast: April 2008
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  “Gaia She Know” by The Hipwaders. An ode to Mother Earth. Inspired by a real-life 6 year old named Gaia and animated by Planet Sunday.


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PLAYLIST

  • Imagination Movers – “Springtime!” [Eight Feet]
  • Peter Himmelman – “My Green Kite” [My Green Kite]
  • The Sippy Cups – “Springtime Fantastic” [Electric Storyland]
  • Rebecca Frezza & Big Truck – “Come On Out” [Special Kind of Day]
  • Elizabeth Mitchell – “Winter’s Come & Gone” [You Are My Little Bird]
  • Dan Zanes – “Hey Little Red Bird” [House Party]
  • Milkshake – “Bluebird” [Bottle of Sunshine]
  • Mr. Ray – “When the Spring Comes” [Family Ride]
  • Ben Rudnick & Friends – “Coming of Spring (Instrumental)” [Grace's Bell]

HFVS Using Your Imagination Episode with Chris & Jessie Apple (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Using Your Imagination Episode with Chris & Jessie Apple of The Little Rockers Band

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Chris & Jessie Apple of the Little Rockers Bank guest DJ this week, taking listeners on a journey into the imagination with a collection of songs, stories and musical games to get your brain bubbling. They’ve assembled a playlist of songs, old and new, to provide the soundtrack for their magical musical tour. Come along, but dress warm, you might get wet! − www.littlerockersmusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
April 12th & 13th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  First music video from The Little Rockers Band’s CD Count Me In! Chris & Jessie imagine what life would be like in the olden days of the wild west.


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PLAYLIST

  • Pure Imagination – Gene Wilder
  • Hi, Hi, Hi – The Little Rockers Band
  • I Just Had An Idea – Elska
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow – IZ
  • Just My Imagination – The Rolling Stones
  • Wild Wild West – The Little Rockers Band
  • Effervescing Elephant – Syd Barrett
  • Everybody’s Pirates – Clint Perry & The Boo-Hoo Crew
  • Yellow Submarine – The Beatles
  • In The Bathtub – The Little Rockers Band
  • Flying Machine – Dan Zanes, Father Goose & Sheryl Crow
  • Dream Weaver – Gary Wright
  • Fortune Cookie – The Little Rockers Band

HFVS Occupation Episode with Guest DJ, Brandon Smith (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Occupation Episode with Guest DJ, Brandon Smith

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Brandon wants to be an astronaut. What do you want to be? Listen for a variety of songs about what you can be when you grow up!

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
April th & 16th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  “The Old Wooden Broom” by Brandon Smith


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PLAYLIST

  • The Beatles – “Money (That’s Want I Want)” [With The Beatles]
  • Brandon Smith – “Sing Along With Me” [Treasure Hunt]
  • Stevie Wonder – “Sir Duke” [Songs in the Key of Life]
  • Billy Joel – “The Entertainer” [Streetlife Serenade]
  • Elvis Presley – “Guitar Man” [Single]
  • The Stampeders – “Sweet City Woman” [Against the Grain]
  • Lemon Pipers – “Green Tambourine” [Green Tambourine]
  • Brandon Smith – “Robot” [Treasure Hunt]
  • Brandon Smith – “I Want to be an Astronaut” [Treasure Hunt]
  • The Beatles – “Paperback Writer” [Single]
  • The Marvelettes – “Please Mr. Postman” [Single]
  • Harry Nilsson – “Coconut” [Nilsson Schmilsson]
  • Rose Royce – “Car Wash” [Car Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
  • DEVO – “Working in a Coal Mine [Single]
  • Harry Belafonte – “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” [Calypso]
  • Brandon Smith – “Hero” [Treasure Hunt]
  • Earth, Wind, and Fire – “Shining Star” [That’s the Way of the World]
  • Frank Sinatra – “That’s Life” [That’s Life]

Teach with Movies: Pairing Films with Learning Guides & Lesson Plans

Teach with Movies

Teach with Movies encompass more than 390 Learning Guides and lesson plans, as well as articles on using movies to further education.

Children love stories, and they love to learn from them. Stories take many different forms – they might be found in a picture book, told aloud from memory, read in a chapter book, or played out in real life, on a stage, or on a screen. Wherever they come from, stories help children to learn about the world around them. As adults, we make a conscious effort to help our children recognize what they’ve learned from a story, and the most common place to find stories meant for learning is in a book – but there are stories all around us, just waiting for their educational value to be taken advantage of!

Using resources offered by Teach with Movies, families can utilize the educational potential found in hundreds of movies for kids of all ages. Offering support specifically designed for parents, teachers and homeschooling families, Teach with Movies’ site is filled with movie guides that include ideas for lessons, conversation starters, follow-up activities, and more – all designed to encourage and support students’ learning… Read the rest of this entry »

HFVS Pioneers of Sound Episode with Guest DJ, Elska (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

Pioneers of Sound Episode with Guest DJ, Elska

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Listen to the modern “Pioneers of Sound!” with Elska as she takes us on a sonic journey into the world of early electronic music, synthesizers, micro-beats, bells and more.  Broadcasting from her Arctic island home, Elska teaches us about the origins of the most innovative sounds in pop music, how they were made, and then she plays us fascinating examples from pop music, art music, classical and some music that defies classification all together.  Get ready for a true sonic journey with “Pioneers of Sound!” − www.islandofelska.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 29th & 30th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  Hiddi Hiddi is how one says “hello” on the Island of Elska!


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PLAYLIST

  • Elska – “Arctic Fox” [Middle of Nowhere]
  • múm – “I am 9 Today” [Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today is OK]
  • Björk - “Frosti” [Vespertine]
  • Walter Carlos – “Two-Part Invention in F Major” [Switched-On Bach]
  • Walter Carlos – “Two-Part Invention in B Flat Major” [Switched-On Bach]
  • Suzanne Cianni – “Buchla Live in 1975” [Lixiviation]
  • Elska – “Hiddi Hiddi” [Middle of Nowhere]
  • Devo – “Peek-A-Boo!” [Oh, No! It's Devo!]
  • Kraftwerk – “The Robots” [The Man-Machine]
  • Elska – “Click Click” [Middle of Nowhere]
  • Steve Reich – “Music for 18 Musicians: V. Section IIIB” [Music for 18 Musicians]
  • Talking Heads – “This Must Be the Place” [Speaking in Tongues]
  • Laurie Anderson – “Walk the Dog” [Big Science]

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: Music from Around the World with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton

Music from Around the World with
Sierra Leone‘s Refugee All Stars
Iron Horse Music Hall ♦ Northampton, MA
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 @ 7pm

Tix Promo: Sierra Leones

Enter for a chance to win one of two pairs of tickets we’re giving away to see Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 7pm. Deadline to enter: 4/6/14. Details below.

Hilltown Families and Iron Horse Entertainment Group have partnered up to offer a chance to win free tickets to see adult venues in the Pioneer Valley for a PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT! You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets!

We are continuing to offer tickets to Dean’s Beans Music from Around the World monthly concert series at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA. For April we have two pairs of tickets to giveaway to see Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, a musical group formed in West African refugee camps, at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA on Wednesday, April 9th at 7pm. Win a pair of tickets and take your spouse, partner or good friend for a night out. These concerts are also a great opportunity to expose older children with audience skills to music from around the world. Deadline to enter to win: 04/06 @ 11:59pm (EST). Enter for a chance to win!

ABOUT SIERRA LEONE’S REFUGEE ALL STARS

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix out of the ashes of war and inflamed the passions of fans across the globe with their uplifting songs of hope, faith and joy. The band is a potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere through unimaginable hardship and emerge with optimism intact. From their humble beginnings in West African refugee camps Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have performed on some of the worlds most prestigious stages and matured into one of Africa’s top touring and recording bands. — www.refugeeallstars.org

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Environmental Film Festival in the Berkshires

Project Native 4th Annual Environmental Film Festival
March 29 & 30, 2014
Great Barrington, MA

For the past three years, Project Native has hosted a successful day-long environmental film festival. This year they are expanding the festival to include an evening screening at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA, on Saturday, March 29th in addition to the festival on Sunday, March 30th at the Triplex Cinema.

The festival will kick off Saturday, March 29th at 7pm with a special screening of Revolution, an award-winning film by Rob Stewart, director of Sharkwater at the  Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA. Startling, beautiful, and provocative, Revolution has already won awards at international film festivals. Revolution is not just about the environment—it’s a film about hope and inspiration. It is an urgent call-to-action with an uplifting message that tells us it’s possible to alleviate the damage already done. While creating this film, Stewart met with experts in their fields to investigate the important issues affecting our lives. In an effort to uncover the secrets to a safer world, Stewart goes on an adventure filled with action and drama that will leave audiences around the world, at any age, inspired about how they can get involved in the fight to save our planet.

“Our goal is to not only show the problems facing our world, but to also inspire action for positive change,” says Karen Lyness LeBlanc, Education & Outreach Coordinator for Project Native. Project Native is encouraging middle, high school and college students in the area to attend and bring their friends. This event is FREE, thanks to support from the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation. A panel discussion will follow the film.

Then on Sunday, March 30th, screening at the Triplex Cinema…

HFVS Family & Friends Episode with Guest DJs, Mike Carrera and Debbie Cavalier (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

Family & Friends Episode with Guest DJs, Mike Carrera and Debbie Cavalier

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Join Mike Carrera and Debbie Cavalier on a fun musical journey all about friends and families.  Sing along with fun songs, hear stories about Debbie and Mike’s family and friends, and learn more about their favorite songs. Get ready for a super fun time! – www.debbieandfriends.net

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 15th & 16th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  “Cinderella”  by  Debbie and Friends off of the album, Variety Show.


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PLAYLIST

  • Justin Roberts – “D-O-G” [Not Naptime]
  • Kenny Loggins – “House at Pooh Corner” [The Essential Kenny Loggins]
  • Sister Sledge – “We Are Family” [The Best of Sister Sledge]
  • Debbie and Friends – “When You Were One” [Variety Show]
  • Debbie and Friends – “I’ve Got a Song” [Variety Show]
  • Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer – “Is Not, Is Too!” [Scat Like That]
  • Steve Songs – “We’re On Our Way” [Marvelous Day]
  • Pharrell Williams – “Happy” [G I R L]
  • Debbie and Friends – “Cinderella”  [Variety Show]
  • Bill Harley – “You’re In Trouble” [You're In Trouble]
  • James Taylor – “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” [James Taylor: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1]
  • Debbie and Friends – “Love is a Family” [Story Songs and Sing Alongs]

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Comedian Brian Regan at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton

Comedian Brian Regan
Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA
Sunday, April 13th, 2014 8pm

Comedian Brian Regan comes to the Calvin Theatre at 8pm on Sunday, April 13th, 2014. Never lapsing into profanity or being gratuitously offensive, Brian is a great comedian for families with older children. Enter for a chance to win a 4-pack of tickets and take your family, or bring a group of friends!

Hilltown Families and Iron Horse Entertainment Group continue with our partnership to offering families a chance to win free tickets to see performances in Northampton, MA! For April we are pleased to offer a chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to see Comedian Brian Regan at the Calvin Theater in Northampton, MA at 8pm on Sunday, April 13th, 2014. Deadline to enter to win is Tuesday, 4/8/14 by 11:59pm (EST). Details below…

ABOUT BRIAN REGAN

Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations. Brian can turn the most mundane situations – like going to the eye doctor to get fitted forglasses, or trying to decide how many fig newtons to eat in one sitting – into side-splitting stand-up material. With his first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman in 1995, Brian solidified his place on the show and recently made his 26th appearance.  Never lapsing into profanity or being gratuitously offensive, Brian is a great comedian for families with older children.

Click here to find out how you can enter for a chance to win…

HFVS with Guest DJ, Justin Roberts (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

Guest DJ, Justin Roberts

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2-Time GRAMMY nominee Justin Roberts plays some of his favorite tunes, ranging from creativity to playtime, family love and individuality. Some of the best songwriters in family  music are included in today’s show! — www.justinroberts.org

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 15th & 16th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  “Recess” by Justin Roberts


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PLAYLIST

  • Box of Crayons – The Pop Ups
  • When One Became Two – Verve Pipe
  • The Marvelous Toy – Tom Paxton
  • Pinecone Lovely – Gustafer Yellowgold
  • All For you – Rachel Loshak
  • Are We There Yet – Trout Fishing in America
  • There’s a Pea on My Plate – Bill Harley
  • Recess – Justin Roberts
  • Solar System – Beach Boys
  • On the Day You Were Born – Red Grammar
  • Love Makes a Family – Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
  • Bicycle – The Jellydots
  • All That We Got – Frances England
  • Otis – Justin Roberts
  • Gotta Be Me – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • I Miss Grandma – Barry Louis Pollisar

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: Music from Around the World with Tinariwen at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton

Music from Around the World with
Tinariwen
Iron Horse Music Hall ♦ Northampton, MA
Thursday, March 27th, 2014 @ 7pm

From the Sahara Desert in northern Mali comes the Tuareg band of musicians known as Tinariwen, one of the most popular and best-selling African groups on the planet. Formed in 1979, the band has lived a story of rebellion, war, travel and triumph, as it became an internationally renowned touring act in the early 2000s. Rooted in the sounds of West Africa, Tinariwen mixes Western instruments with Tuareg rhythms and timbres. The power of their poetry makes for an intense and intimate live experience. – Enter for a chance to win one of two pairs of tickets we’re giving away to see Tinariwen at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at 7pm. Deadline to enter: 3/24/14. Details below.

Hilltown Families and Iron Horse Entertainment Group have partnered up to offer a chance to win free tickets to see adult venues in the Pioneer Valley for a PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT! You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets!

We’re excited to continue offering tickets to Dean’s Beans Music from Around the World monthly concert series at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA. Each month this fabulous world music concert series features a wide variety of the world’s premier international performers. Check with us each month for an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to see these world class acts happening right here in our region!

For March we have two pairs of tickets to giveaway to see the Tuareg band of musicians known as Tinariwen at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA on Thursday, March 27th at 7pm. Win a pair of tickets and take your spouse, partner or good friend for a night out. These concerts are also a great opportunity to expose older children with audience skills to music from around the world. Deadline to enter to win: 03/24 @ 11:59pm (EST). Enter for a chance to win!

ABOUT TINARIWEN

Tinariwen are poet-guitarists and soul rebels from the Southern Sahara desert. Their music expresses the aspirations of their people, the Kel Tamashek or Touareg of the southern Sahara desert. The guitar is their weapon. Simplicity is Freedom. Tinariwen are often associated with just one image: that of Touareg rebels leading the charge, machine gun in hand and electric guitar slung over the shoulder but the founding members abandoned their weapons long ago and have since engineered a minor aesthetic revolution by setting the electric guitar  the instrument which became their mascot and made them famous  to one side and giving pride of place to acoustic sounds. The desert is the landscape of their existence, the cradle of their culture and the source of their inspiration. They’ve recently collaborated with members of TV On The Radio, Nels Cline (Wilcos guitarist) and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.- tinariwen.com

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TED-Ed Clubs: Supporting Students & Their Big Ideas!

Bring TED to Your Classroom or Community-Based Educational Group with TED-Ed Clubs!

Kids are full of great ideas of all sizes. They invent new games, build ornate miniature structures, make beautiful and fascinating art, and have refreshing – and often wise – insight on many of life’s challenges. In order to promote the continuation of this creativity from childhood into the tween- and teenage years, Ted-Ed has created Ted-Ed Clubs, a platform that allows students with age-appropriate access to the TEDx idea-sharing network!

All around the world, people are using TEDx to inform others about their experiences, inventions, and ideas (including Hilltown Families), and with TED-Ed Clubs, participation in the network has become much more accessible to students. Open to kids ages 8-18, Ted-Ed Clubs are centered around encouraging students’ creativity, reinforcing their confidence in their original ideas, and teaching students how to effectively share these thoughts – with their club members, and with the world.

Bringing a Ted-Ed Club to your community is fairly simple – clubs must have at least five members, and require an adult facilitator. Interested parents, teachers, group leaders, and others working with kids can apply online to begin a Ted-Ed Club, and will, once the club has been created, gain access to resources that will aid with club facilitation… Click here to find how participation in a TED-Ed Club has many benefits for students of all ages!

HFVS Latin Music Episode with Guest DJ, Andrés Salguero (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

Latin Music Episode
with Guest DJ, Andrés Salguero

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Get ready to travel around the Americas with Andrés Salguero from ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!. On today´s episode we will hear Latin music coming from different countries in Latin America and even the USA. We will learn the instruments on a Mariachi band, an important rhythm known as “Clave”, what are the three cultures present in Latin music and much more! – www.123andres.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 8th & 9th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video:  If you played in a Mariachi band, which instrument would you play? Learn about the most common instruments in a Mariachi with ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!. Recorded in Mexico City by Andrés in March, 2013.


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PLAYLIST

  • Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco – “Quimbara” [Anthology: Celia Cruz]
  • Comunidad Pachamama – “Huayño” [Wayra: Music of the Yampara and Charkas Indians]
  • Tupay – “La Saya” – [América Latina]
  • Carlos Gardel – “Mi Buenos Aires querido” – [Remasterizado año 2010]
  • Mariana Iranzi – “Milonga Temprana” – [Aventura Collage]
  • ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! – “If I Had a Mariachi” [¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!]
  • Grupo Afrocuba de Matanzas – “Las Leyendas de Grecia” [Raíces Latinas]
  • ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! – “La Clave” [¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!]
  • Juan Luis Guerra – “‘Ojalá que llueva café” [Éxitos]
  • Prince Royce – “Stand By Me” [Prince Royce]
  • Atención Atención – “Había un sapo” [Vamos a Bailar]
  • Totó La Momposina y Sus Tambores – “Curura” [La Candela Viva]
  • Mexican Institute of Sound – “Cumbia Meguro” [Político]
  • João Gilberto – “O Pato” [The Warm World of João Gilberto]
  • ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! – “Salta, Salta” [¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!]

HFVS Family Band Episode with Guest DJ, Michael Napolitano (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

Family Band Episode
with Guest DJ, Michael Napolitano

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Guest DJ Michael Napolitano of Preschool of Rock plays hits of bands composed of family members. Lets honor all of the brothers, sisters, cousins, moms and dads who have made a huge footprint in music history. Expect a very wide variety of music from The Carter Family to Arcade Fire and tons in between. Laugh and listen with us, and learn a little too! - www.preschoolofrock.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
March 1st & 2nd, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: Michael shows a class of young students how anything can make a sound.


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PLAYLIST

  • The Carter Family – “Keep on the Sunny Side” [The Very Best of The Carter Family]
  • The Jackson Five – “ABC” [ABC]
  • AC/DC – “Back in Black” [Black in Black]
  • Lennon and Maisy Stella – “Ho Hey” [The Music of Nashville Original Soundtrack]
  • Beach Boys – “Vegetables” [Smiley Smile]
  • Preschool of Rock – “Sunday Dinner” [Preschool of Rock]
  • The Allman Brothers – “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” [A Decade of Hits 1969-1979]
  • Van Halen – “Jump” [1984]
  • The Kinks – “Come Dancing” [Come Dancing with The Kinks]
  • Tegan and Sara – “Everything is AWESOME!!!” [The Lego Movie]
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Travlin’ Band” [The Chronicle: 20 Greatest Hits]
  • Preschool of Rock – “Cowboy Song” [Dance Party]
  • The Magic Numbers – “Love Me Like You” [The Magic Numbers]
  • Arcade Fire – “Wake Up” [Funeral]
  • Johnny Cash – “We’ll Meet Again” [American IV: The Man Comes Around]

HFVS Feelings Episode with Guest DJ, Heidi Siegell (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

Feelings Episode
with Guest DJ, Heidi Siegell

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All feelings are welcomed and celebrated in this week’s episode of the Hilltown Family Variety Show! Guest DJ, children’s artist Heidi Siegell, shares songs about joy, sorrow, confusion, boredom, grumpiness and more, featuring artists from a wide variety of musical genres. – tinyworld.org

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Feb 22nd & 23rd, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “In Stillness” from Heidi Siegell’s album, In Stillness: Lullabies and Meditations for All Ages.


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PLAYLIST

  • Heidi Siegell – “My Monsters” [Single]
  • Tim Hawkins – “I’m Bored” [Tunafish Sandwich]
  • Spoon – “Jealousy” [Love Ways]
  • Helen Reddy – “Blue” [We’ll Sing in the Sunshine]
  • R.E.M. – “Everybody Hurts” [Automatic for the People]
  • Oscar Brown, Jr. – “I Was Cool” [Sin & Soul...and then some]
  • Heidi Siegell – “Growth Spurt Grumpies” [Single]
  • Tommy Roe – “Dizzy” [Single]
  • Bob Dylan – “Mixed Up Confusion” [The 50th Anniversary Collection]
  • Marni Nixon – “I Whistle A Happy Tune” [The King and I (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
  • Spencer Chandler – “Shy” [Single]
  • Don Gibson – “Oh Lonesome Me” [Oh Lonesome Me]
  • Mel Torme – “Fascinating Rhythm” [Live on the Judy Garland Show]
  • Mary Poppins cast – “I Love to Laugh” [Mary Poppins (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)]
  • Michael Bublé – “Home” [It’s Time]
  • Heather Small – “Proud” [Proud]
  • The Pointer Sisters – “I’m So Excited” [So Excited!]
  • Nina Simone – “Feeling Good” [I Put a Spell on You]
  • Heidi Siegell – “In Stillness” [In Stillness: Lullabies and Meditations for All Ages]

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: Music from Around the World with Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton

Music from Around the World with
Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi
Iron Horse Music Hall ♦ Northampton, MA
Thursday, March 6th, 2014 @ 7pm

Enter for a chance to win one of two pairs of tickets we’re giving away to see Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 7pm. Deadline to enter: 3/3/14. Details below.

Hilltown Families and Iron Horse Entertainment Group have partnered up to offer a chance to win free tickets to see adult venues in the Pioneer Valley for a PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT! You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets!

We’re excited to continue offering tickets to Dean’s Beans Music from Around the World monthly concert series at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA. Each month this fabulous world music concert series features a wide variety of the world’s premier international performers. Check with us each month for an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to see these world class acts happening right here in our region!

For March we have two pairs of tickets to giveaway to see Zimbabwean musician, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA on Thursday, March 6th at 7pm. Win a pair of tickets and take your spouse, partner or good friend for a night out. These concerts are also a great opportunity to expose older children with audience skills to music from around the world. Deadline to enter to win: 03/03 @ 11:59pm (EST). Enter for a chance to win!

ABOUT OLIVER MTUKUDZI

 Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi is arguably the most powerful creative force to emerge from Zimbabwe in 30 years, (along with Angelique Kidjo, Hugh Masekela and Ladysmith Black Mambazo). Balancing compelling rhythms and accessible melodies with insightful lyrics, Tuku has built a vast body of work that is politically and socially relevant and accessible to a worldwide audience. Throughout a career that spans more than 45 recordings and virtually every corner of the globe, he and his band, The Black Spirits, continually play to enthusiastic audiences in even the most remote regions. — www.tukumusik.com

Enter for a chance to win!

HFVS Valentine’s Day Episode with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

VALENTINE’S DAY EPISODE
with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn

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Moon hugs and star kisses! Our friend Charity Kahn from Charity and the JAMband in San Francisco wishes us all a Happy Valentine’s Day in this archived episode of the Hilltown Family Variety Show which originally aired for Valentine’s Day on Valley Free Radio in 2012. - www.jamjamjam.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Feb. 15th & 16th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA


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PLAYLIST

Previous Valentine’s Day Podcasts:

Feb 12, 2008 — Valentine’s Day Episode with Guest DJ, Uncle Rock — PlaylistPodcast

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