Arts & Culture

Kristina plays the palo rumbas which was actually created in Spain around 1918 in response to the Afro-Caribbean beat. Rumbas are surprisingly the slowest of the flamenco cantes chicos. Also on this show, Kristina and acclaimed dancer/singer La Conja discuss La Conja’s lateral move from dancing to singing, and the consequences thereof.

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To commemorate our heatwave tropical, there are songs about heat, summer, the sun, and the beach.

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Communist Daughter, recorded live at Mears Park in St. Paul. Produced by Daniel Zamzow.

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exhibit by Minnesota artists that exposses US torture policies

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SINK OR SWIM
Got Nothing On Charette, Swimming, Dock Jump, more.

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General Moses spins Ska other styles from Jamaica

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Tonight we blasted off on our annual special entitled “Lunar Lunacy: One Giant Leap for Dubkind” commemoratrating the 1st moon landing July 20, 1969. From the “Dub Side of the Moon” album, to a couple versions of “Walking on the Moon” we travelled to the outer reaches of the known universe…in search of dub and other space funk.

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We talk with Rebecca Makkai, author of The Borrower, the story of Lucy Hull, librarian, whose life is hijacked by a 10-year-old book-loving library patron running away from home.

Also, we chat with Bill Cottman, author of a new collection of poems and photographs called Surface Tensions. Bill Cottman is a husband, father, grandfather, retired electrical engineer, fine art photographer, writer, and co-host of the KFAI show, Mostly Jazz.

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