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In the “Ooh”… Driving west, we left Earth for some duck soup and a melody jamboree with Doreth …and that was just the first 15 minutes! Later, we encountered a bit of a mystery involving a tune Best of The Skatalites identifies as “Don’t Slam the Door”. Mystery: another Skatalites cut also goes by this title, and this tune also goes by another title! We've come to the conclusion that this tune is in fact "Always On Sunday". Sherwood hit a couple of new releases in his early going . Ambrus Kyri sang the Lollipop this week, the 5@5:05 was a broadly-themed “US Ska” set, and the Eskargot Miles again took us “Around the World in 80 Days”… in only 5:28! Now, that’s time compression!
We celebrate Jamaica's Reggae Month with a full two hours of ska, rock steady, roots reggae and dancehall. Brad and Jojo with special guest ska DJ and historian General Moses.
BtW returns without a theme for the post-holiday malaise. JACK into the stream as we trawl the archives for user-submitted posts that run the gamut from rare Bob Marley demos to something called Sissy Penis Factory. I know! Even we are a bit overwhelmed by it all, especially since we weren't in the beautifully ramshackle KFAI Studio 1 last week.
The final show in the series of fandangos grandes, malaguenas, and granainas. This show features the new masters, who by now are the old masters, relatively speaking.
WINGS-ku:Disabled Women in India
In India, blind girls and women are still often treated as disposable and are highly marginalized; women with mental illness have poor choices of treatment and no rights. The women in these interviews share the disabilities, but work for the advancement of their sisters and themselves.
Fresh Fruit Celebrates Black History Month
Hosts: Dixie Treichel & John Townsend
Guests: Kaoz, See More Perspective, Jess Pierce, Ozzy Dahlstrom, John Medeiros, Kaira Hogle
Kevin Kaoz Moore & See More Perspective, hip hop artists
Hip Hop Against Homophobia, Curated by Guante
FEATURING: Guante, See More Perspective, Kaoz, Desdamona, DJ Saul Goode, Poet Aimee Renaud
After a wildly successful series of shows around MN (including St. Cloud, Brainerd, Northfield and more) leading up to the marriage amendment vote, the HHAH concert series returns to Minneapolis at Patrick’s Cabaret. Featuring LGTBQ-identified artists and straight allies, established hip hop acts and up-and coming artists, music to make you dance and lyrics to make you think, HHAH is all about breaking boundaries, highlighting collaboration and having fun!
Patrick’s Cabaret, Saturday, February 23 at 7:30pm
Jess Pierce, singer/songwriter from Soul Beautiful & Ozzy Dahlstrom, Manager/Producer, Limerick Media
Soul Beautiful is a 5-piece R&B group featuring the vocals of Jess Pierce. Jess Pierce. Jess is an African-American lesbian who works at a youth shelter during the day and pursues her musical dreams at night.
John Medeiros, co-curator of Queer Voices reading Series
For more than 9 years, Intermedia Arts' Queer Voices reading series has been creating a safe space for GLBT writers and audiences to explore the day-to-day material of life without internal or external censorship. Curated by John Medeiros and Andrea Jenkins, Queer Voices is the longest running series of its kind in the nation.
FEATURING : Alison Bergblom Johnson, Aaron Lichtov, Lane McKiernan, Barbara MacKay Simmonds
February 26, 2013, 7PM at Intermedia Arts
Kaira Hogle, Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival Director
The MPLSJFF Celebrates 20 years! It endeavors to present the best feature films, documentaries and shorts from around the world on themes of Jewish culture and identity. It is through contemporary film that we move beyond our usual boundaries to experience different ideas, cultures and lifestyles.
MELTING AWAY, Minnesota Premiere!, Thursday, March 14 at 7pm, Sabes JCC Theatre
"Melting Away" is a heartfelt Israeli drama follows the story of a Tel Aviv family drawn into crisis after the parents discover their son is secretly a cross-dresser and expel him from home. Years later, when the father is diagnosed with cancer, the family is reunited when the son, now a young woman earning a living as a cabaret singer, reappears in their lives. Melting Away is the first Israeli feature film dealing with parents learning to understand their transgender child. Directed by Doron Eran I Israel 2011 I 86 minutes I Hebrew with English subtitles Producers: Doron Eran, Moshe & Leon Edri, Billi Ben Moshe
Full Film Festival- FEB 28 - MAR 17, 2013
Steely blows-up the studio with 2-hours of explosive Caribbean Funk, Latin Breaks, Cumbia, & Afro Beat all on original vinyl! Features jams by Boris Gardener Happening, The Exciters, Rare Function, Ricky Williams, King Wellington, Joey Lewis, Luis Santi, Lisandro Meza, Mamo Lagbema, Orchestre Picoby-Band, Papa Yankson, Semi Colon, Matata, Rail Band & more...