CDSS is pleased to present two excellent podcasts—Contra Pulse, hosted by Julie Vallimont, explores contra dance music—its history, present, and potential future, through in-depth conversations with contra musicians. From the Mic, hosted by Mary Wesley, dives into the caller’s role in these North American social dance forms—how they think about their work, and the way it fits in to our shared community. Both podcasts embody the CDSS core value of stewarding our living traditions—documenting the history of these traditions, the ways they are manifesting today, and deepening the conversation about these topics. More than a more historical record, however, we hope these podcasts are interesting to a wide swath of the community and prove useful to musicians, callers, organizers, and others who are helping keep these traditions alive today. Enjoy!
From the Mic Episode 12 – Wendy Graham
My only job is to help people have fun. Fun, F-U-N, three letter word. That’s it! ~ Wendy Graham Wendy Graham (Durango, Colorado) is a self-proclaimed “dance maniac.” Her passion for music, song and dance caught fire in 1991 on a Danish-American Exchange (DAE) youth dance tour to Denmark. Today, Wendy leads English and American...
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- From the Mic Episode 12 – Wendy Graham March 30, 2023
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