Hamburger Helper was in the studio with lots of international and vintage stuff. English Blued soul and Mod tunes, African funk from the 70s, Persian soul, and many other delightful hodge-podges filled these two hours…
True to the various meanings of the word “Encuentro”, this program present music from just about everywhere, except Latin America; music that, even though it comes from other traditions and other latitudes, I feel that it is driven by the same heart and spirit of the Latin American folk music usually presented on Encuentro.
Thanks to everyone who pledged their support to African Rhythms and KFAI – we surpassed our goal and now can get back to what we do best – play great music! Brad and Jojo (along with Charlie in the second hour) took us on an eclectic tour of West, East, South and North African sounds, both old and fresh.
“Pocho Brothers from Midwestern Mothers” In the premiere of Radio Pocho Wednesday nights we kick it off en buen stilo with our special guest Lalo Alcaraz.
DJ Lalo avoids the temptation of playing Morrissey but he hits us with some his favorite cuts in music while DJ Miguel Vargas and DJ Ren bring you a few blasts from the past as well as some newer cuts from the last ten years.
Minneapolis Skyways: glass & steel bridges connect downtown
Produced by Britt Aamodt
Minneapolis has the longest skyway system in the United States, and a severe climate that encourages interior walks many months of the year. City planners conceived of skyways in 1959, but didn’t construct the first elevated glass bridges until 1962, connecting downtown buildings. Since their inception, skyways have been appreciated and denigrated in equal measure. KFAI producer Britt Aamodt spent three months in the skyways—talking to city planners, business owners, musicians, editors and bloggers—and compiling this skyways soundscape in advance of the structures’ 50th anniversary.
Another special night in the Echo Chamber as we featured an interview of Eric Blowtorch (following his show in Minneapolis); a bunch of new Echo Beach:http://www.echobeach.de/ music; and a number of other new releases by the likes of Masia One, Nkulee Dube, Jazmin Solar/Sanchez Dub, and others…