FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This episode features an interview with Kaya Oakes on writing and composition. Oakes is an accomplished author and teacher of writing at UC Berkley. Read her work at Commonweal and pre-order her forthcoming book, The Defiant Middle: How Women Claim Life’s In-Betweens to Remake the World.
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Musical intro and outro tracks are "Gabe's Up Late (Intro)" and "Sleeping Tomas" from the abandoned draft Upi Dupi La La project by Sam Rocha. Voiceovers feature Angela Davis, James Balwin, Paulo Freire, Toni Morrison, Nina Simone, and Stevie Wonder. Mastered with LANDR using Kamasi Washington's "Clair de Lune" from The Epic as a reference track.
All audio and visual content for FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is created by Sam Rocha.
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