DJ’s Brian Engel (Hipshaker Minneapolis) and Tarik Thornton (8kc) join Steely in the studio for two hours of funk on wax. Featuring tracks by Marvin Holmes, Emmanuel Lasky, Southern Trumpets, Helene Smith, Shackleford Singers, Lanier Rollins, Big Daddy Graham Trio & more…
Two hours of boundary crossing music, new and vintage, on today’s African Rhythms, including the Lijadu Sisters (Nigeria), The Congos (Jamaica), Gigi (Ethiopia), Gnonnas Pedro (Benin), and Rodrigo y Gabriela with C.U.B.A. (Mexico/Cuba).
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.