On this edition of the podcast…we wrap up our four-part series about the musical connections between Los Angeles and Kazakhstan with a song. Rashaun Jumaniyazova reflects on the importance of music in the lives of the Kazakh people. Jumaniayazova started and runs the first classical music station in central Asia. How Classical KUSC in Los Angeles helped get Radio Classic on the air…and what KUSC learned from Radio Classic. Also, what started out as a mysterious entry in the Cannes film festival turns into an Oscar-nomination for Iranian director Asghar Farhadi. Plus, LA Times and Arts Alive film critic Kenneth Turan gives us the film forecast from another major festival—in snowy Park City, Utah – Sundance! And on Ask the Dean: the bass times two. Why do we call it the double bass? Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of music and Kaufman School of Dance plumbs the depths on this week’s installment of Ask the Dean.
From the Central Coast to San Diego, from Santa Monica to Palm Springs, there are fascinating people creating incredible art and performances. KUSC will be covering those experiences on Arts Alive. And when you’re in the mood for a little more, like a longer version of an interview, more Arts Alive coverage is available online at kusc.org/artsalive.