Today we celebrated Women’s history month. We began with music from South Indian vocalist, S. Sowmya from a concert she performed for the Indian Music Society of Minnesota.
In the second hour we began with music from Frifot (Caprice), followed by music from Ida Widawati, from Sunda, Indonesia (Celestian Harmonies), followed by music from Zarsanga of the Pashtu of Afghanistan (Long Distance), followed by Iran’s great singer Qamar, followed music from Finland’s queen of the accordion, Maria Kalaniemi with Timo Alakotila (Amigo), then a few live tracks from Altan and Dervish. The show closed with a track from the Slavic Soul Party (Knitting Factory).
TITLESWITH** INDICATESNEWRELEASES-There will be no Caribbean Jam on Saturday March 8th.Do tune for a special International Women’s Day program.Caribbean Jam will return on March 15th.see you then.One Love
1pm: Finding Solid Ground
Finding Solid Ground is a one-hour documentary that examines residents’ sense of security in New Orleans and the Louisiana Gulf Coast, after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. From public housing to Uptown mansions, city music clubs to rural fishing docks, this special covers a range of perspectives. As Louisianans continue to piece and patch together solutions to social, environmental, and economic crises, Finding Solid Ground is an audio snapshot that aims to answer the question: What’s it like down there now?
2pm: Jazz Profiles: Sun Ra
He was an avatar of free improvisation and the first to bring electronics and synthesizers into jazz. But he was also a pianist for the Fletcher Henderson big band. This show is about Sun Ra’s Cosmic Swing.
Find the complete schedule here:blackhistorymonth2008