Today's program opens with a sequence of Portuguese-speaking groups – from Portugal as well as African & Latin American countries which were colonies of the former Portugal empire… (Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and Brasil). Highlighted by Caetano Veloso's tribute to the abolition of slavery in Brasil on May 13 – 13 de Maio. Also three tracks from Fatoumata Diawara, who just came back to Minneapolis for another great show at The Cedar… mixed with some new tracks from Rokia Traore's newest release, "Ne' So". Dealing with topics of recent concern, Islamophobia, war & dislocation bring
Stan Bush www.stanbush.com is the first guest of the evening. Stan has been a professional musician since the 70's working on films such as The Wraith, Transformers 1986, Bloodsport, Kickboxer to name some of his work. The second guest is the director of the upcoming film documenting the origins of the retro synth or "synthwave" movement, "The Rise of the Synths." www.theriseofthesynths.com .