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Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days Fall 2019 Performances
 
Destination Freedom celebrates 20 years in the Colorado community and beyond. Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days is an exploration into the magic of radio drama from a different era with a sharp focus on famous African-Americans. No Credits Productions and donnie l. betts, the producers of the award-winning radio series/podcast, present four performances this fall:

  • The Dark Legend of Detroit Blue, Oct. 15, live from KGNU.


  • The Tale of The Bullet, Oct. 22, live from the Hamilton Theatre at the Newman Center with musical guest/90s Hip Hop icon Prince Po.


  • Enrique's Journey Part 1, Nov. 5, live from the Dairy Center in Boulder with musical guest Sudaca Project.


  • Enrique's Journey part 2, Nov. 12, adapted by Anthony J. Garcia with musical guest Los Mocochetes, live from the Dairy Center in Boulder.



Destination Freedom is a true-to-form radio play in front of a live audience, simultaneously broadcast live on KGNU Community Radio, 88.5 FM and 1390 AM in Boulder and Denver, 98.7 FM in Fort Collins, 93.7 FM in Nederland, and online at kgnu.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 15 - Live from KGNU: The Dark Legend of Detroit Blue, with musical guest Lionel Young

The Dark Legend of Detroit Blue was written by Hugo Sayles and takes place in 1933 in Detroit, Michigan. Evil needs create evil intentions, and this is the story of a dark soul. Detroit Blue had walked down murderer's way so many times, and on this day it would be with his knife.

Tuesday, Oct. 22 - Live from the Hamilton Theatre at the Newman Center: The Tale of The Bullet, with musical guest Prince Po

The Tale of The Bullet written by donnie l. betts with musical guest Prince Po, formerly of the legendary hip hop duo Organized Konfusion. The duo was one of the most respected and acclaimed underground hip hop acts of the 1990s due to the groundbreaking lyrics of Prince Po and Pharoahe Monch. The Tale of The Bullet tells the story of Americas obsession with guns from the bullets perspective. According to the bullet, We do all the work and the gun gets all the love. Leading the after-show discussion will be Brother Jeff. Guest include Rep Tom Sullivan whose son Alex was killed in the Aurora, Co Theatre shooting. Tickets are available by calling 303-871-7720 or online at http://www.newmantix.com/

Tuesday, Nov. 5 - Live from The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder: Enrique's Journey, Part 1

Enrique's Journey is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Sonia Nazario, part one, adapted by Anthony J. Garcia, recounting the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States.

Musical guest Sudaca Project, an acoustic band making Latin American music, are Frank Ayala, Nico Cornejo, and Adolfo Romero. Their music seeks to fuse a diversity of folkloric and African-root styles, whose lyrics echo a message of social justice, solidarity, and mestizo pride. The after show conversation will include activist and KGNU radio host Marge Taniwaki and Kiara Chaves of Motus Theatre. They and student groups from CU Boulder will discuss immigration and current border issues. Tickets are available online at http://www.thedairy.org.


Tuesday, Nov. 12 - Live from The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder: Enrique's Journey, Part 2, with musical guest Los Mocochetes.

In Enrique's Journey, Part 2, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits, and corrupt cops to reach his mother, who left to work in the United States eleven years earlier.

Los Mocochetes is an eight-piece Chicano Funk band from Denver, Colorado. This colorful cast of characters fuses thoughtfully brazen, sociopolitically charged song lyrics, groovilicious melodies, and high-energy stage antics to create an immersive experience. The after-show conversation will include Margie Taniwaki activist and Kiara Chaves of Motus Theatre. They along with student groups from CU Boulder will discuss immigration and current issues. Tickets are available online at http://www.thedairy.org.

More about Destination Freedom

The Destination Freedom series is the first radio drama series featuring stories about African Americans and people of color and their issues, the issues that affect all humankind heard nationwide, now streamed around the planet via kgnu.org and other platforms. The series has received multiple awards for radio excellence from the Colorado and National Association of Black Journalists. Producer donnie l. betts was named 2002 Radio Journalist of the Year. The series aired on Public Radio International and has been featured on BBC radio.

Destination Freedom is sponsored in part by Bonfils Stanton Foundation, The Eulipions Fund of The Denver Foundation, Arts in Society, KGNU Community Radio, The Urban Spectrum, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Diary Center and No Credits Productions, LLC.

For more information on the entire series visit www.nocredits.com/Destination Freedom.

 

 

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