Arts & Culture

BLIND DATE
Jean Shepherd, Jonathan Goldstein, & Storycorps histories

Ash Wednesday – mardi gras conclusion featuring la muzique louisiane… then concluding in Brasil for a different sort of carnival music.

Music Host: David Cummings
News Host: Mike Fischbein
Producer: Flor Frey

Got things kicking tonight with the cumbia-dub-electronica-club sounds of Piper Street Sound and their very cool “Cumbia de la Piedmont” release on Boom One, and did a cumbia-based set a bit later in the program. Also new tonight: Addis Pablo (son of Augustus Pablo) and the Suns of Dub productions; the new album “Free Your Soul” by the Banyans; plus new tracks from OnlyJoe, Freddie McGregor, Moshi Kamachi , Ramon Judah & Conscious Sound (with RSD), Ammoye, Wise Rockers, Justin DeHart, Akasha, DU3normal, Blaminack/Manwel T, Yabass Yabba Radics, and ZionNoiz. The modern cumbia set included fresh music from Piper St. Sound, Rafael Aragon, Kuto Selektah Quilla, and Ondatropica. More great dubwise & otherwise tracks on the eve of Valentine’s Day from Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (ft. Megumi Mashiro), SOJA, Bob Marley/Dubmatix, Prince Fatty, The Specials, John Holt, Mutant Frogs, The Dreamlets, Dry and Heavy, and more…

We speak with Dobby Gibson about his new collection of poetry It Becomes You. He is also the author of the collections Skirmish and Polar, which won the Beatrice Hawley Award and was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award.

We also speak with Jan Surasky about Rage Against the Dying Light, a novel of Celtic Queen Boudicca, which won the Eric Hoffer Award for fiction.

Today’s show featured an interview with Big Bill Morganfield, the son of Muddy Waters…who has a new release on the market. It’s called “Blues With A Mood”.
We talked about this project and about a new addition to his touring show: the guitars of his father….2 guitars belonging to Muddy Waters that Bill is exhibiting as part of his stage show.

Music Host: Ron Thums & Jean Silverberg
News Host: Terry Carter
Producer: Dale Connelly

Bangla Fusion, produced by MJ Gilmore
Joy Islam, Tushar Ahmmed and Palbasha Siddique are three impassioned Bangladeshi musicians who have made Minnesota their home. Fusing Bangla musical roots with other genres including folk, classical, heavy metal, and pop, they’ve made an indelible mark in the Twin Cities. KFAI producer MJ Gilmore talks to Joy, Tushar and Palbasha about how their personal journeys have influenced and affected their music.

African American Sheroes

Health Notes gives tribute to – Sojourner Truth (Ain’t I A Woman), Harriet Tubman, Maya Angelou (Phenomenal Woman) and Dr. Bernice Reagon (Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around – Sweet Honey and the Rock)

Music Host: Cory Washington
News Host: Siobhan Kierans
Producer: Dale Connelly

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