Arts & Culture

Kristina plays bulerias de Jerez (including the letra "Tio Piculare")  sung by Jerezanas, and returns to her conversation with Debra Elias, Artistic Director of Debra Elias Danza Espanola.

MinneCulture presents youth poets from across the Twin Cities. The Capri Theater in North Minneapolis stages an open-mic event on the first Monday of every month. Recently, young people participating in the Brave New Voices international youth poetry tournament performed to a full house. Hear their passion and connect with this new generation of poets, coached by local poet/educator Guante, and hosted by hip-hop/spoken-word/community advocate Tish Jones of TruArtSpeaks. This program was produced for KFAI by Daniel Zamzow, and is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

PLEDGE DRIVE PARTY
Featuring The Man-Thing in Night of the Laughing Dead!

Week One of the Fall Pledge Drive, too much going on to keep track of the tracks… with guests J Otis Powell?! AND Marya M. from Art Matters… Thank you KFAI supporters !!

Tonight as part of the KFAI fall pledge drive we revisited a theme we have not done in awhile: A Fistful of Dub: A Dread Western Special. The Echo Chamber headed out to the wild, wild west! The anchors of the show (and the two items that were the germ of the project) were Roots Control’s fantastic Dread Western album (on Wordsound) and the Ennio Morricone soundtrack to the spaghetti western movie The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. Tonight’s show was dreader than dread – with some great stuff from the Halloween at High Noon series on High Noon records. Also fitting right in was the Trojan Records “western reggae” compilation “The Big Gundown”. More great stuff in the mix, including: the excellent “Return of Gringo” album from Prince Fatty meets the Mutant Hi-Fi; Vincenzo Cipollone (“Far West” album); Guvna (with “Fistful of Dub”); Dave & Ansel Collins (“Double Barrel”); Michael Rose (“Gunfighter”); “Bankrobber” from The Clash, plus the version from John Brown’s Body; Fully Fullwood (“Buffalo Cowboy”); Josie Wales, Beenie Man & Ini Kamoze (“Jungle & Western Cowboy Style”); and much, much more…

We talk with Bob Shacochis about his new novel The Woman Who Lost Her Soul. He is also the author of Easy in the Islands, which won a National Book Award, Swimming in the Volcano, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and The Next New World, among other works.

We also speak with Lisa Bullard about her new novel for young readers Turn Left at the Cow. She is the award-winning author of many picture books and nonfiction titles for children.

Live interview with Lucy Wainwright Roche & fun with special co-host Pam Hill!

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