Thanks to everyone who pledged support for KFAI during today’s African Rhythms, pushing us closer to our goal! Brad and Charlie, along with Doug Cain from Global Beat and Lawyer Bill, made the case for supporting independent radio and played a lot of classic material (Tony Allen, Lee Scratch Perry, Samba Mapangala, Oumou Sangare, et al) along the way.

HEND AL-MANSOUR one of 2 Muslim women artists in the MInneapolis exhibit GREAT MOTHERS OF ISLAM; Interivew with CHRIS HEDGES dissident journalist, columnist for TRUTHDIG

4/5 in a nutshell…
RSST Pledge Drive week 2…
We introduce our new bumper “Ringmod Skank” 3 songs in.
Then, between half and 2/3rds way through, the Opening Oldies Hour gets invaded! The Prizefighters alternate tunes with The Dropsteppers to get all you skassengers pumped up for their double-bill coming up 4/14/12 at the Triple Rock on Cedar on the West Bank. Sherwood bumpers a short new Carr/McWheele creation between Earl Bostic and Joe Sherman, eventually stretching out to Lee Morgan’s “Sidewinder”, sandwiched between David Seville and Shiina Ringo. The 4+@4 are all not Beatles compositions, as isn’t the Lollipop. But from there to “The End”, it’s straight-up Fab Ska… by The Skeatles, Ringo Ska, Easy Star, ARTS, The Brass Circus, Ernest Ranglin and The Skatalites… yeah, yeah, yeah!

Susana di Palma talks about her trials of bringing Zorongo’s latest work, Zorro, to life onstage, and Kristina plays music sung by young ladies with voices of honey.

Thanks to DJs TWebb & Gilberto (of ENCUENTRO) for holding it down last week with Part I of KFAI’s 2012 Spring Pledge Drive. Tonight is Part II, and DJs Miguel Vargas and Rude Dawg Aguilar will be spinning the hits, and you can still pledge to your favorite KFAI program!

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Live from Minnesota presents…

Symbolical Head: an evening with Will Alexander, Barth Anders, David J Schwartz, Haddayr Copley-Woods and Stacy Theiszen
Produced by Tom Tschantz
Production assistance by Nancy Sartor

A storytelling event and panel discussion at DreamHaven Books, with Will Alexander, Barth Anders, David J Schwartz, Haddayr Copley-Woods and Stacy Theiszen.

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PLEDGE DRIVE, pt. 2: Some MORE favorite stories from previous episodes.