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5 new arrivals launch this week's Chamber... releases from Gaudi, Tsunami Wazahari, The Dubb Style, Cas Haley and Jaqee, to be exact. Calma Dub, Mystika Tribe and Dubmatix also turn up with new tracks later on, as do a couple of fresh Mutant Frogs hatchlings from the mind (and musical equipment) of DJ Baby Swiss. But the real highlight this week was part 1 of “Around the World in 20+ Dubs” special – where StrangeDub joined TurnTableTerrorist (Terry C) on “Echo Beach” for the 7th annual dubwise trip. After Strangedub exited stage left, Swiss "poured dubbles" by Little Tempo, Tommy McCook and Channel U (though by the end Little Tempo turned into a triple) and filled in the gaps with tunes from The Disciples, Blackbeard, Junk Waffel, Mike Mainieri and Shiina Ringo, among others...
Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, for a conversation with contemporary dance choreographer Rosy Simas, Seneca who lives and teaches in Minneapolis. Her family is from the Cornplanter tract and Cattaraugus reservation. Simas’ choreography has been presented in Minnesota, New York, Wisconsin, California, Montréal and Vancouver. Most recently Simas’ work was presented in the New Dance Alliance Performance Mix in NY. She is a 2013 recipient of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Dance Fellowship, and an American Composers Forum Music for Dance grant.
Her new work “We Wait In The Darkness” will be presented in Minneapolis by the Red Eye Theater and in Montréal by the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels).
The Walker Art Center likes experimenting with experimental theater. The last time the Minneapolis performing arts venue commissioned a play by one New York theater company, it clocked in at seven hours long. KFAI’s Todd Melby reports on the Walker’s newest venture with that very same troupe: Elevator Repair Service.
Dakota people consider Minnesota their birthplace. But the U.S./Dakota War of 1862 and the exile of Dakota from their homeland and culture has put the native language on the verge of extinction. About 12 years ago, a group of women gathered around a kitchen table in Morton, Minnesota, to discuss the task at hand: saving Dakota culture. They formed Dakota Wicohan, which means "Dakota way of life." Today, they teach young people and families their native language to preserve their heritage. For more information, visit dakotawicohan.com.
Have you ever dreamed of being someone else? At this year’s Northern Spark, one local artist is offering you the chance to become a Mexican wrestling superhero.
Public Functionary is new on the scene in Northeast Minneapolis--the city's designated arts district. Last fall community members raised more than $30,000 on a Kickstarter campaign to support the new space. KFAI visited with Public Functionary founder Tricia Khutoretsky to learn more.
North Dakota’s oil boom has made lots of people rich, including workers. Many people are buying new toys--pickups, boats and the like. But one woman is spending her oil field cash on a budding Minneapolis music career. Mousey McGlynn recently celebrated the release of her new music video with an event called “Sensory Soiree” in Northeast Minneapolis.
This year Northern Spark--the all-night Twin Cities art festival--moves to Lowertown, St. Paul. Beginning at dusk on June 8, participants can experience an array of art installations, performances and interactive exhibits. KFAI producer Sabrina Crews talks to Sarah Peters, Associate Director of Northern Spark, and local artist John Keston about some of this year's highlights.
Native Minnesotan Mary Mack has a widespread following for her hilarious comedy and folk humor. An award-winning stand-up comedian, she also produces short videos and parodies, essays, and songs. Her unique voice is unmistakeable, and recently she was selected to do a voice for a late-night animated show on the FOX network.
In recent decades, Cirque du Soleil popularized a gravity-defying act with its Aerial Silk performances. Several circus-arts studios in the Twin Cities are now translating that art form into an exercise routine. KFAI's Christina Cerruti visited an Aerial Fitness class at the Rabbit Hole in Minneapolis, where students build strength while reaching new heights.
What do flapjacks and log cabin mornings have in common? They conjure up the sweet smell of maple syrup. These days, more and more people are learning how to make harvest their own syrup. KFAI's Britt Aamodt visited Lake Maria State Park for a demonstration.
For the past 13 years, De La Salle High School in Minneapolis has hosted a Starry Night Prom--a prom for people of all ages living with disabilities. More than 1,400 guests attend, and nearly 200 students volunteer to make the Starry Night Prom a memorable spring event.
Rodriguez radio special, interviews with Gurf Morlix and Lynwood Slim. Additional music by the likes of Todd Rundgren, The Senders, Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson project (French, Frithe, Kaiser & Thompson), James Cotton, Billy Bragg. To listen, click the player of your choice and give it a listen.
Journey of the Asian Carp from Long Haul Productions
This is the story of a good fish gone bad -- an immigrant brought here with good intentions but who has caught a bad rap. The carp is said to be a tasty fillet but instead lives as a victim of stereotypes. However, if given the chance, this fish might just rock your world... Oh yeah, it's also a fish that can fly!
The Master by Emily Hsiao
Emily visits a taxidermist on Martha's Vineyard. However, you won't find any deer heads or bears in her workshop -- just lots and lots of fish.Janet Messineo specializes in marine taxidermy and mounts fish of all sizes. For the past 25 years, she has worked from her basement, cranking out critter after critter for her clients. It has been hard work, and Janet is ready to retire. But even as she eases into retirement, Janet still finds a way to breathe new life into old dead things.
An interview with Tricia Khutoresky, Founder and Curator at Public Functionary, a new exhibition space in NE Minneapolis. For Art-A-Whirl week-end, the gallery will host a dialogue with Chicago-based artist Carlos Rolon (aka Dzine) and Jerry Saltz, art critic for New York Magazine. www.publicfunctionary.org
Also, a discussion about "This Side of Paradise," a new musical at the History Theatre about the life of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, St. Paul's original "It" couple of the Jazz Age. Set in a sanitorium in 1940, actors Norah Long and Kendall Anne Thompson both play Zelda, and we discuss her role as the muse, and the rise and crash of the iconic literary couple. For a preview: ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IokG4dKfBi0&feature=youtu.be
Since 1986, the Dakota Valley Symphony has performed concerts in parks, churches, schools, community centers and other public buildings throughout the south metro area. The organization was created to provide opportunities for skilled volunteer musicians to perform diverse music of all periods. The group also provides a forum for aspiring local composers to premiere their work. The symphony is comprised of a 60-member orchestra, a 40-member mixed chorus and a 90-member Summer Pops orchestra and chorus, all under the direction of founder and musical director Stephen J. Ramsey. This concert was produced for KFAI by Daniel Zamzow.
The Flickr Pix of that night are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kfai-fm/sets/72157633510027602/
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