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No Small Talk, Ep. 22: Yuni Wa

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This week, Omaya and Stephanie talk with composer Yuni Wa about his prolific body of work, his new album "Dawn of the Black Wings" and problems with the genrification of electronic music.

But first (0:30), a bit of arts and entertainment news:

Elise Davis is back at it, doing what she does so well: singing about relationships gone wrong. Here's "Man." [potentially NSFW, depending on where you work] And, if you missed it, check out Davis' "Married Young."

Fellow Arkansan Kelsey Lamb has a sweet little pop-country song out there this week, too:

We also got wind of a new app from the Department of Arkansas Heritage "to help you explore the state’s heritage foods, legendary restaurants, remarkable cooks and influential chefs, as well as culturally significant food-themed festivals and events." It's called the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame app, and it's available on Android devices via Google Play and on iPhones from the Apple store.

We also round up a few July 4 activities, for anyone not doing the flip flops/barbecue/100 SPF sunscreen sort of thing.

See the Arkansas Times weekly To-Do List for more.

And, at (6:30), we talk with composer and producer Yuni Wa about his vast body of musical projects, the latest of which is called "Dawn of the Black Wings."

And, finally (20:16), we make some recommendations:

Omaya suggests you check out "Generation Wealth," Lauren Greenfield's acclaimed work about celebrity culture, screening at Ron Robinson Theater this Saturday as a partnership between the Arkansas Cinema Society, The Women's Foundation of Arkansas and the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. 

He also suggests you check out a timely screening of "Relocation, Arkansas," also at CALS Ron Robinson Theater, Friday, July 13.

And, of course, we recommend you join us at the Riverdale 10 Cinema for our screening of "The Piano" as part of the Arkansas Times Film Series, Tuesday, July 17, 7 p.m.

Stephanie recommends the music of Nana Adjoa, a Dutch/Ghanaian singer-songwriter who just released the second part of a project called "Down at the Root." Check it out:

And for The Move for this week: We remind ourselves that baseball was meant to be chill. Give yourself a much-deserved break from the high stakes frenzy (and devastation) of this week's College World Series games and go catch the Arkansas Travelers in a three-game series against the San Antonio Missions. Plus, there are fireworks after Tuesday night's game!

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