January 2018 Global Beat Archives

Wake up Minneapolis – the moon is setting in the west and the sun is cracking across from the east…

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Today's segment features a pre-recorded interview with Fode Bangoura, a djembe drum master living in Minnesota now, originally from Guinea, West Africa.  I speak with Fode about his upcoming concert at The Cedar on Friday, Jan. 19.  The performance will feature original choreography from his brother, with a local dance ensemble they have helped create together.  The interview comes up in the second half hour of the program – and includes samples from his recent release.  African music is featured throughout the entire first hour.

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