Inspired by new social movements -- and a local civil rights activist -- songs on the hip hop group's new album went from the streets to the studio.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Talks Train and City, Flobots Bring Community Voices To Album, Debut Novel 'Fat Girl,' On Women's Weight, Sassy Highway Signs
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock realizes a dream with launch of the airport train but faces issues including community-police relations and homelessness. Plus, hip hop group the Flobots includes community voices in its new album "NOENEMIES." And, Mona Awad's debut novel "13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl," explores women's weight issues. Then, citizens write sassy signs to discourage distracted driving.
The Denver hip hop group is organizing events for people to participate in the production process and raise their voices in songs of social protest.
With the launch of a new pilot project, the hip hop group uses music to find deeper connections with 15 Colorado communities.
Flobots performed in the CPR Performance Studio this week and spoke with OpenAir about their "No Enemies" protest music project.
This weekend's arts happenings around Colorado include the 37th Starz Denver Film Festival and a three-day live audiovisual performance festival in Boulder.