Episode 18 – Portland: Deep Roots
Original air date: August 10, 2010




In March 2010, the St. Johns Poets, a group of seven girls in the Deep Roots Music Project and Civil Rights class at Roosevelt High School in Portland, Oregon, went on a pilgrimage to visit the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. and other key locations related to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Their teacher Richard Brown, principal Charlene Williams and mentor Shei’Meka Newmann (of W+K Portland) traveled with them on this pilgrimage.
The St. Johns Poetry Sessions, Vol. IV was a recording project completed by these seven students and local musicians in Portland. Lyrics were poems written by the students. Local musicians composed the music, helping turn the poems into songs. Most of the songs were performed by local musicians except “Music My Everything.”
Featured music in order of appearance: “Understand Us,” written by St. Johns Poets, performed by Stephanie Schneiderman/Jeremy Wilson/Tony Smiley/St. Johns Poets; “Best Friend,” written by Dorian Erich, performed by DLUX THE LIGHT; “Our Past,” written by Elizabeth Jimenez-Lopez, performed by Liv Warfield; “Say,” written by Grace Chand, performed by Barry Hampton; “Music My Everything,” written by Tamera Lawrence, performed by Tony Smiley.
Show CreditsProduced By: Ivy Lin
Episode CreditsSpecial Guests: Richard Brown Charlene Williams Shei’Meka Newmann

Episode 18 – Portland: Deep Roots

Original air date: August 10, 2010

In March 2010, the St. Johns Poets, a group of seven girls in the Deep Roots Music Project and Civil Rights class at Roosevelt High School in Portland, Oregon, went on a pilgrimage to visit the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. and other key locations related to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Their teacher Richard Brown, principal Charlene Williams and mentor Shei’Meka Newmann (of W+K Portland) traveled with them on this pilgrimage.

The St. Johns Poetry Sessions, Vol. IV was a recording project completed by these seven students and local musicians in Portland. Lyrics were poems written by the students. Local musicians composed the music, helping turn the poems into songs. Most of the songs were performed by local musicians except “Music My Everything.”

Featured music in order of appearance: “Understand Us,” written by St. Johns Poets, performed by Stephanie Schneiderman/Jeremy Wilson/Tony Smiley/St. Johns Poets; “Best Friend,” written by Dorian Erich, performed by DLUX THE LIGHT; “Our Past,” written by Elizabeth Jimenez-Lopez, performed by Liv Warfield; “Say,” written by Grace Chand, performed by Barry Hampton; “Music My Everything,” written by Tamera Lawrence, performed by Tony Smiley.

Show Credits
Produced By:
Ivy Lin

Episode Credits
Special Guests:
Richard Brown
Charlene Williams
Shei’Meka Newmann

Episode 18 – Portland: Deep Roots
Original air date: August 10, 2010




In March 2010, the St. Johns Poets, a group of seven girls in the Deep Roots Music Project and Civil Rights class at Roosevelt High School in Portland, Oregon, went on a pilgrimage to visit the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. and other key locations related to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Their teacher Richard Brown, principal Charlene Williams and mentor Shei’Meka Newmann (of W+K Portland) traveled with them on this pilgrimage.
The St. Johns Poetry Sessions, Vol. IV was a recording project completed by these seven students and local musicians in Portland. Lyrics were poems written by the students. Local musicians composed the music, helping turn the poems into songs. Most of the songs were performed by local musicians except “Music My Everything.”
Featured music in order of appearance: “Understand Us,” written by St. Johns Poets, performed by Stephanie Schneiderman/Jeremy Wilson/Tony Smiley/St. Johns Poets; “Best Friend,” written by Dorian Erich, performed by DLUX THE LIGHT; “Our Past,” written by Elizabeth Jimenez-Lopez, performed by Liv Warfield; “Say,” written by Grace Chand, performed by Barry Hampton; “Music My Everything,” written by Tamera Lawrence, performed by Tony Smiley.
Show CreditsProduced By: Ivy Lin
Episode CreditsSpecial Guests: Richard Brown Charlene Williams Shei’Meka Newmann

Episode 18 – Portland: Deep Roots

Original air date: August 10, 2010

In March 2010, the St. Johns Poets, a group of seven girls in the Deep Roots Music Project and Civil Rights class at Roosevelt High School in Portland, Oregon, went on a pilgrimage to visit the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. and other key locations related to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Their teacher Richard Brown, principal Charlene Williams and mentor Shei’Meka Newmann (of W+K Portland) traveled with them on this pilgrimage.

The St. Johns Poetry Sessions, Vol. IV was a recording project completed by these seven students and local musicians in Portland. Lyrics were poems written by the students. Local musicians composed the music, helping turn the poems into songs. Most of the songs were performed by local musicians except “Music My Everything.”

Featured music in order of appearance: “Understand Us,” written by St. Johns Poets, performed by Stephanie Schneiderman/Jeremy Wilson/Tony Smiley/St. Johns Poets; “Best Friend,” written by Dorian Erich, performed by DLUX THE LIGHT; “Our Past,” written by Elizabeth Jimenez-Lopez, performed by Liv Warfield; “Say,” written by Grace Chand, performed by Barry Hampton; “Music My Everything,” written by Tamera Lawrence, performed by Tony Smiley.

Show Credits
Produced By:
Ivy Lin

Episode Credits
Special Guests:
Richard Brown
Charlene Williams
Shei’Meka Newmann

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Current City is a series of radio documentaries hosted by Ivy Lin and inspired by her recent travel to Scandinavia. Current City features architecture, music, film, places, and people from Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Reykjavik. Current City will begin with episodes featuring one city per show, then Portland, Ivy's current city will come into the mix for the purpose to create dialogues/exchange between Portland and these cities by "pairing up" architects, urban designers, musicians, film directors, cultural houses, local record stores/labels, etc. As Ivy continues to travel, more cities have joined Current City, including Taipei, Zurich, Hong Kong, Berlin, and Barcelona.

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