July 12, 2018 / Modified jul 14, 2018 3:43 a.m.

Spotlight Session: Rebekah Rolland

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Are immigrant children in custody being housed in Phoenix?; Tucson's refugee community faces uncertain future together.

seed and silo album hero The album cover for Rebekah Rolland's "Seed & Silo".

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Featured on the June 13th, 2018 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

phoenix office building spotlight A Google Street View image of the empty office building in Phoenix.
  • Find out what happened at a national conference held in Washington D.C. for refugee aid workers, including a group representing Tucson. Plus, learn how Trump administration policies including travel bans have impacted Tucson's global refugee community from two of its members, Abby Hungwe and Oumou Keita.


Extended conversation with Abby Hungwe and Oumou Keita:

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Links for refugee resources:

The Owl & Panther program
TASSC International
Mariposa Sin Frontersas
Arizona Department of Economic Security
Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program

refugee community interview spotlight Abby Hungwe and Oumou Keita in the AZPM radio studio. (PHOTO: Carolyn Yaussy)
  • And, singer / songwriter Rebekah Rolland explains how author Willa Cather and the experience of American homesteaders influenced her songwriting. Rolland's acoustic trio performs an exclusive set of songs from her new album Seed & Silo in this Spotlight Session.


Listen to the full session (music only):

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Rebekah Rolland - vocals & guitar / Matt Rolland - fiddle, mandolin & guitar / Ryan Green - guitar

Songs: Hole in the Earth / The Spirit / Looking to the Sun / Paradise / Geometric Slide

Recorded and mixed by Jim Blackwood in the AZPM radio studio.

Spotlight Session: Rebekah Rolland (Photos by Steve Riggs)

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