WAMU 88.5 : News

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Play associated audio
"Pots in a Basket" by James Nsamba.
Uganda Arts Consortium
"Pots in a Basket" by James Nsamba.

(April 7) ACOUSTIC AFRICA Three African guitar icons unplug for Acoustic Africa Thursday night at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium in Northwest Washington. Malian superstar Habib Koité is joined by fellow countryman Afel Bocoum and Zimbabwe's Oliver Mtukudzi for a set of traditional African sounds with a contemporary touch.

(April 8-10) ANODYNE ART For some visual art from Uganda you can head to the Electric Maid Gallery in D.C.'s Takoma Park neighborhood this weekend. The art comes directly from Kampala, where a group of artists called the Uganda Art Consortium heads into hospitals to hold free art classes for hundreds of HIV/AIDS patients. The paintings and prints by the artists and patients are on display Friday through Sunday.

(April 10-July 24) NATIONAL GALLERY GOES DUTCH Ever wondered what Dutch life was like in the 17th century? You can get a better idea beginning Saturday at the National Gallery of Art. Thirty five of Gabriel Metsu's influential paintings bring freshness and spontaneity to ordinary moments of life.

Music: "Din Din Wo" by Habib Koité and Bamada


From A Weirdo Nerd To A Guy Who Plays One On TV

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the actor Rainn Wilson about his new memoir, The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy.

How Long Can Florida's Citrus Industry Survive?

The USDA recently stunned growers when it projected the smallest orange harvest for Florida in more than 50 years. The culprit: A tiny insect that's killing off the state's trees — and industry.

Snapshots 2016: Trump's Message Resonates With A Master Cabinet Maker

From time to time during this election season we'll be introducing you to ordinary people that our reporters meet out on the campaign trail. Today: a snapshot from a Donald Trump rally in New Hampshire.

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.