A four episode radio and video documentary series highlighting the dynamic stories of Native American hip-hop MCs.
Since its inception in the 80’s, generations of youth have gravitated to hip-hop. The genre has been the platform for young people to express their art. And we see this in our communities around the world — specifically, in Native America — and how hip-hop culture relates to Native life.
Host/Producer Alexis Sallee travels from Minnesota to Alaska to document Native American rappers’s contributions to modern music.
Each episode follows two artists who share their story and Indigenous history. Through interviews, we hear personal stories from addiction and identity to boarding schools and generational trauma.
Eight rappers bring insight and emotional rawness in exploring disconnection and reconnection to Native culture.
We see these artists’ powerful lyrical and artistic expression work to uplift their communities and inspire youth.
For more information, visit our Program Listing.
African Americans who fought for their country in Vietnam often experienced in the ranks the racism their families endured back home. While white and black soldiers were unified in battle, that bond broke down back in camp.
Plus: Native Americans fought in Vietnam in greater numbers relative to their population than any other group. We hear testimony of Native Americans who fought for the U.S. on foreign soil.
Also: In the highlands of Vietnam, the indigenous Montagnards fought alongside American soldiers who admired their skill and loyalty. But when Saigon fell, most of them were left behind. Where are the Montagnards today, and what can we learn from their history?
Availble: PRX, AudioPort, Download
Length: 1 Hour
“As the public radio audience ages, it’s critical that we bring new, younger listeners to our stations. Café Chill is the type of programming that attracts this highly desirable group to your station.”
Ozark Highlands Radio is a FREE hour-long public radio program that features live musical performances recorded at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas.
With archival recordings from native Ozark musicians to the contemporary Roots/Old Time performers of today, Ozark Highlands Radio explores the history, tradition and current trends in traditional and modern acoustic music.
Recent programs have featured:
- Marty Stuart & the Fabulous Superlatives
- A. J. Croce
- The Savoy Family Cajun Band
In addition, “Feature Host” segments take listeners on a musical journey with historians, authors and personalities who explore the people, stories and history of the Ozark region.
- 40 original programs per year
- A combination of well-known performers and emerging artists provides listeners with a mix of discovery and familiarity.
- Superior quality recordings and mixes of live performances
- Insight and discovery of new places, people and history with “Feature Host” segments
- Fund Drive show available with promotional materials (OHR hats etc…) for affiliate stations to send donors as thank you gifts for support.
For more information, visit our PROGRAM PAGE.
What is UnderCurrents WEEKEND?
It’s a music show – Discover new music, meet up-and-coming artists at music festivals, visit backstage with stars.
It’s a travel show – Visit far away lands like Cuba or Costa Rica, or nearby getaways like National Parks.
It’s a food show – Find new restaurants and pubs, tour colorful markets and farms, plus cooking tips and recipes.
It’s about people – Meet interesting people and unusual characters pursuing their passion, or just out having fun on the weekend.
It’s diverse – it explores Hispanic, Native American, Asian, and African-American cultures and music.
It’s fun! – it’s what we do on the weekends – movies, restaurants, camping, hiking, beaches, going out, staying home…..
For more information, visit our program listing.