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Tue, Dec 2, 2008 -- 10:00 AM

Body Music / Art Deco San Francisco


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The first International Body Music Festival opens today in San Francisco. We hear from several musicians who use their chests, feet, voices and more to create percussive music including beat boxing and traditional Balinese chants. Then in the second half hour, we examine how San Francisco's dramatic art deco legacy owes much to the architect Timothy Pflueger. For examples, look to the Castro Theater, Oakland's Paramount Theater and the San Francisco Stock Exchange. We talk with journalist Therese Poletti about her recent book on Pflueger's Bay Area architecture.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Brian Dyer, bass singer of the Slammin' All Body Band (first half hour)
  • Derique McGee, local hambone performer (first half hour)
  • Dewa Berata, director of Cudamani, an internationally touring Gamelan Ensemble, and guest artistic director of the local Balinese group Gamelan Sekar Jaya (first half hour)
  • Keith Terry, artistic director for the first annual International Body Music Festival (first half hour)
  • Therese Poletti, journalist and author of "Art Deco San Francisco: The Architecture of Timothy Pflueger" (second half hour)

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