It’s a show of easy-listening flamenco, and that isn’t always an oxymoron, as you’ll see as you sit back and listen…though for sure something – a foot, a finger, your head – will be tapping out the rhythm!
The Lowertown Reading Jam in St. Paul is a monthly literary series at Black Dog Cafe, sponsored by the Saint Paul Almanac. Each session features a different theme and curator. In this segment of “Live from Minnesota,” poet, philosopher and educator, J. Otis Powell, presents the theme “Duende and the Sound of Soul.” The show features excerpts from J. Otis, e.g. bailey, Leah Nelson, Andrea Jenkins and Louis Alemayehu.
Starting February with another eclectic mix of new and old. Kicking things off with the latest SXtheMadArtist single “Purple Tears (Fire and Ashes Remix)”, followed by new tunes from Irie Sol, Marty Dread, SOJA, Kukan Dub Lagan, Dub For Light, and more… Filling the show with great music from Funk Dub Division, See-I, Soom T, The Revolutionaries, Bunny Lee & the Aggrovators, Groundation (with Don Carlos), Citizen Sound, Les Globe, Easy Star All Stars, and so much more.
Minnesota Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen joins us. Joyce Sutphen is the author of four full-length collections of poetry, the latest being First Words. She will be reading Sunday, Feb. 5th, at noon at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis as part of the Literary Witnesses series.
Also joining us this week is Stewart O’Nan, who will talk about his new book, The Odds: A Love Story. He is the author of 13 award-winning novels, including Snow Angels, A Prayer for the Dying and Emily, Alone, as well as several books of nonfiction, including, with Stephen King, the bestselling Faithful.