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CORE (Part 2)
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May 07, 2021 08:00 AM PDT
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Welcome back to ArtBeat Radio! This is part 2 of our special 2-part episode.

This episode is dedicated to our upcoming CORE exhibition

The CORE exhibition is a longstanding annual tradition of Able ARTS Work since 2005. This annual juried exhibition has grown and evolved through the years to include artists of all abilities, exhibitions at venues across the Los Angeles area, and ADA components to create a fully accessible and inclusive showcase of the arts.

Listen in as we interview artists, Jesus Quiroz, Satchel Hayes, and Aneesa Shami

Thanks for listening and tune in next time! For more information about our organization, please visit our website www.ableartswork.org

CORE (Part 1)
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May 05, 2021 08:00 AM PDT
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Welcome back to ArtBeat Radio! We have a special 2-part episode this week

This episode is dedicated to our upcoming CORE exhibition!

The CORE exhibition is a longstanding annual tradition of Able ARTS Work since 2005. This annual juried exhibition has grown and evolved through the years to include artists of all abilities, exhibitions at venues across the Los Angeles area, and ADA components to create a fully accessible and inclusive showcase of the arts.

Listen in as we interview artists, Julianna Gallardo, Tran Nguen, Jazmin Urrea, and
Carlos Arredondo

Thanks for listening and tune in next time! For more information about our organization, please visit our website www.ableartswork.org

Able ARTS Work Quarantunes: Episode 12
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April 30, 2021 08:00 AM PDT
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Welcome back to ArtBeat Radio! You’re listening to episode 12 of Quarantunes, where quarantine can’t stop our creativity! Today, we hear musical expression from EPI.

0:16 “We Are EPI”

In this song you’ll hear the EPI Storytellers class’ version of Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family”. You’ll hear brand new lyrics as well as vocal and instrumental solos showcasing some musicians at EPI!

Lyrics:

We are EPI
I got all my friends with me
We are EPI
Get up everybody and sing

We are EPI
I got all my friends with me
We are EPI
Get up everybody, dance!

Everyone can see we're together
As we Zoom on by
and we fly just like birds of a feather
I won't tell no lie

All of the people around us they say
Can they be that close?
Just let me state for the record
We're giving love in a EPI dose

We are EPI
I got all my friends with me
We are EPI
Get up everybody and draw

We are EPI
I got all my friends with me
We are EPI
Get up everybody and sing

We are EPI
I got all my friends with me, yeah
We are EPI
Get up everybody, paint!

4:50 “Happy EPI”

In this song, the EPI artists used solely Garageband loops of various instruments to create their own instrumental song. Each instrument and melody that was chosen was selected by the EPI artists and the song was directed in the musical direction they wanted it to go. When choosing the title for this song, the artists stated that the song made them feel happy and they wanted to include the EPI community into their vision. Thus, they created “Happy EPI”.

6:00 “I’ll Be There” (In the style of “I’ll Be There” by The Jackson 5)

In this song, EPI artists reflect on their zoom experience over the last year and sing about the moment when they can see their friends in person again at program.

Its good to see our friends on Zoom

Having fun in every room

Open the doors and I'll be there

You and I will make it back, once the virus has passed.

When program opens, I'll be there

I'll be there. I'll be there. When program opens, I'll be there

I'll be there. I'll be there. When program opens, I'll be there

Thanks for listening and tune in next time! For more information about our organization, please visit our website www.ableartswork.org

Spring: A New Beginning
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April 23, 2021 08:00 AM PDT
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Welcome back to ArtBeat Radio!

In this episode, we listened to various pieces of music that we felt reminded us of Spring. A few members of ABR shared their thoughts and opinions on pieces by Vivaldi, Claude Debussy, Kevin Day, Johann Strauss II and Beethoven. Listen in to these clips of music and let us know what they remind you of!

1:19 “Spring” – Antonio Vivaldi

2:33 “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Fawn” – Claude Debussy

3:47 “Galactic Voyage” – Kevin Day

5:18 “Voices of Spring Waltz” – Johann Strauss II

6:41 “Symphony No. 5” – Ludwig van Beethoven

Thank you to Daniel from Infinite Stage for reminding us of classical pieces and introducing us to modern composers!

Thanks for listening and tune in next time! For more information about our organization, please visit our website www.ableartswork.org

"My Interview" produced by Brian Corder
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April 16, 2021 08:00 AM PDT
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Welcome back to ArtBeat Radio! In this episode, we hear a solo project produced by Brian Corder. He came up with an episode concept, scheduled interviews with his peers, helped edit the episode, convey album artwork concepts to an artist, and even wrote a letter to our listeners.


Dear listener,

You’re about to hear me talking to my peers about their vacations. Listen closely to hear a song that I composed, which is featured in the introduction. I want to thank my peers for cooperating in my interview. Thank you Christina Mariotta for the album artwork for this episode.

Sincerely, Brian Corder

ArtBeat Radio wants to thank Brian for his hard work and dedication to his first solo project. Stay tuned to ABR to hear more solo projects along with our collaborative work!

Thanks for listening and tune in next time! For more information about our organization, please visit our website www.ableartswork.org

Able ARTS Work Quarantunes: Episode 11
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April 09, 2021 08:00 AM PDT
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Welcome back to ArtBeat Radio! You’re listening to episode 11 of Quarantunes, where quarantine can’t stop our creativity! Today, we hear musical expression from CECA (Cultural Education Center for the Arts).

0:18 “Heavenly Colors” - World Music class
"Heavenly Colors" is a short instrumental piece composed by the members of CECA's World Music class.  Though the Philippines have a diverse range of musical stylings, the students primarily focused on traditional Filipino folk music from the 1950s and 60s for this piece.  It makes use of the 3/4 time signature that many Filipino folk songs explore, as well as the nylon string guitar carrying the melody which can be heard in songs such as "Cariñosa" the national dance of the Philippines and "Katakataka" by Eva Eugenio.  Students made all choices regarding the melody, the key, the tempo and the length of the song.

3:13 “Tiger Strength Affirmations”- Music and Mindfulness class
The students of “Music and Mindfulness” class at CECA collaborated in creating an original “Tiger Strength Affirmations” project. Students collectively decided on writing positive affirmations with an overall theme of “strength” and decided to use a “tiger” to more specifically symbolize inner strength and individual uniqueness. In the project recording, student voices and instrument playing, which were recorded live during class, can be heard. Students collectively decided on: words, phrases, and concepts of each affirmation line, order of affirmations, and stylistic and compositional details of the ambient background music. Students also assisted the music therapist in the recording and engineering process throughout the making of the project.

I am tiger

My seaheart courageously drifts across the sea

I am unique

My resilient roar can be heard from miles away

My fangs are tough as diamonds

I swim powerfully through the lava river

I am fierce

I am tiger

4:54 “Going back to program” - Creations class
Composers of this piece wanted to emphasize the great work they’ve accomplished while learning virtually as well as look forward to the future with hope and excitement to one day return to program in-person. The students in CECA Creations chose the tempo, key, drum track, hand percussion instruments, and lyrics that were sung in the song. You can also hear four of the students’ voices throughout the song as well as some students clapping.

It’s been one year, thirteen whole months!

One day we’ll go back, it will be such a happy day.

Going back to program, it will be a happy time!

Going back to program, I just can’t wait!

We hope to go back soon, we miss playing our instruments.

The garden still grows and caterpillars turn into butterflies there!

One day we will return! One day we will return!

We worked hard in virtual classes but we miss taking the bus!

And helping out with chores and excited to see our friends!

Going back to program, it will be a happy time!

Going back to program, I just can’t wait!

6:51 “Apple Loop Jam” - Together We Music class
Students worked together to select the genre, tempo, and structure utilizing Garageband. Then they chose instruments from their selected genre to find apple loops for. Loops are pre-written repeating sections of sound. Students listened to various examples based on their selected instruments and hand-picked the ones they wanted to include in this song. After picking loops, they adjusted the lengths to arrange a cohesive instrumental piece. On behalf of Together We Music, we hope you enjoy the hip-hop/R&B sounds of "Apple Loop Jam".

Thank you to CECA for your beautiful work on this episode and amazing album artwork!

Thanks for listening and tune in next time!

For more information about our organization, please visit our website www.ableartswork.org

Quarantunes: Episode 10
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April 02, 2021 08:42 AM PDT
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Welcome to episode 10 of Quarantunes, where quarantine can’t stop our creativity! In this episode, we’ll hear musical expression from our artists at ART Center.

0:45 “Dances + Names” ART Center’s Virtual Song Creation Class

This was one of the very first songs the class wrote and recorded together. The class wanted to use their names to add to the rhythm and beat of the song. The song was originally inspired by dance music since the class was listening to different kinds of dance music. A vintage alphabet toy and the “You Create Mixer” is being used throughout the song by one of the artists. The song was split into three different parts. Another artist can be heard singing a melody they wrote towards the second half. The class wanted to create a song that would hopefully get people moving and this is the result.


1:59 “Stay Up” ART Center’s Virtual Song Creation Class

Stay Up was inspired from trying to stay awake when sleepy. The class was listening to rock music and some electronic music to get some inspiration. The class voted on a couple samples to include in the song and get the song started. One of the artists can be heard playing the drums at the end as an outro. If you listen closely, another artist can also be heard playing different keyboard parts throughout the song.

3:56 “Soul Inspiration” ART Center’s Virtual Song Creation Class

For this song, the class was learning about soul music and got some inspiration from Aretha Franklin. While the piano is a sample the class voted on using for the song, one the artists can be heard playing a keyboard with an organ tone alongside it. The “You Create Mixer” and the “V-Tech Little Smart Alphabet Picture Desk” is also being used by one of the artists. These instruments can be heard harmonizing with some of the vocal samples and playing the main melody in the song. Another artist can be heard singing what they thought would best fit the song, which can be heard in the beginning and towards the end of the song.

We would like to thank Timothy Holmes from ART Center for his beautiful album artwork.

Thanks for listening! For more information about our organization, please visit our website www.ableartswork.org

First Virtual Music Therapy Internship: Meet Marie!
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March 26, 2021 08:00 AM PDT
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Welcome back to ArtBeat Radio! In today’s episode, we interview the first completely virtual music therapy intern, and most recent graduate, Marie. Listen in as she shares about her internship, her life, and creates a jingle with the ABR crew.

Art Beat Radio Jingle was written with the Art Beat Radio class at ART. They began class with watching examples of famous commercial jingles such as Kit-Kat Bar, Meow Mix, and In-N-Out. The class then discussed elements of a podcast that would be important to include in the jingle such as: listening, subscribing, learning, etc. The class then voted on what style of music they wanted the jingle to be, choosing relaxed over fast paced. Each student gave input on lyrics depending on the important elements they had discussed about podcasts at the beginning of class. Each student also made additional instrumental choices which included rhythm sticks, shaker, tambourine, snapping, and vocal choices. The song was recorded and students’ voices were recorded and included in the recording.

(12:58) “Art Beat Radio Jingle” Written by ArtBeat Radio staff with Marie

Listen, learn, and subscribe

Come on and give it a go

Much to offer to our fans

Art Beat Radio

Listen far and wide

The more you learn, the more you know

Hey everybody, it’s time to begin

Art Beat Radio

Art. Beat. Radio!

Congratulations on successfully finishing your internship, Marie!

Thanks for listening! For more information about our organization, please visit our website AbleArtsWork.org

An Interview With Miki
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March 19, 2021 08:00 AM PDT
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Welcome back to ArtBeat Radio! Listen in as we interview Miki!

Milkias is an artist in our Mobile Arts Program (MAP). He participates in music sessions with his music therapist, Jenna and art sessions with his art instructor, Dani. Recently, Milkias worked on painting a guitar with Dani to be displayed in the Yamaha Cares UpCycled Guitar Exhibit at the Able ARTS Work Gallery. In this episode, Milkias shares information about the process of painting a guitar and some of his favorite pieces on the guitar. He also sings a song from one of his favorite movies-The Lion King.

(0:21) “Hello Song” Sung by Miki and Jenna

Hello everyone, how are you today?

Hello everyone, it’s time to sing and play

La, la, la, la, la, la (x4)

(4:50) “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” Sung by Miki and Jenna


(7:45) “Goodbye Song” Sung by Miki and Jenna

Goodbye everyone

Goodbye everyone

Goodbye everyone

It’s time to say goodbye


Thank you so much to Miki for this amazing interview and his beautiful work on the guitar. For more information about us, the gallery, an

Life is a Party: An Interview with a Chef (Justin Khanna) Part 2
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March 12, 2021 08:00 AM PST
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Welcome back to ArtBeat Radio!

In today’s episode we present part two of our interview with chef and media producer, Justin Khanna. Justin is not only a talented chef but is also an entrepreneur, traveler, and teacher with a passion for creating media for projects like his podcast, The Emulsion, his weekly newsletter, and videos for his YouTube channel! Justin was kind enough to chat with us about the culinary world as well as the media world! In this episode we ask Justin about his work as a media producer for his podcast, YouTube channel, and newsletter. We hope that you enjoy this episode and if you haven’t already, be sure to listen to part one of this interview to take a dive into the culinary world!

Please check out Justin on social media:

Website - www.justinkhanna.com

Instagram - @justinkhanna

Twitter - @justin_khanna

YouTube – Justin Khanna

And check out his podcast “The Emulsion” on YouTube and Apple Podcasts

Thanks for listening! For more information about our organization, please visit our website AbleArtsWork.org

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