On right now a bocce tournament on Easter Sunday 2012 in Middle Village, Queens. Jumaane Williams and Ydanis Rodriguez were on just before this speaking at the Million Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin in Union Square earlier this year.
Radio Transmission Ark is so excited to be part of Ethnographic Terminalia 2012, an associated project of the American Anthropological Association during their conference in San Francisco this year. Right now the sounds of a Rastafarian Funeral from the summer of 2010. In the recording a Rasta elder is reasoning, the Rasta word for either a debate, a monologue or a soliloquy, about the need to look after people as they get old and generally for the Rasta community to really come together. The delivery of this completely extemporaneous persuasive speech is a prime example of the sport of public speaking in Jamaica.