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_The RSST Nutshell - 8/21/14_
The "Ooh" bumped a few selections from a cd-r of favorite pre-mixes we made strictly-for-airplay years ago and called "DJ Helper vol. 1." Mixes included a "James Bond" mix (Roland Alphonso), an "Arte Bella" mix (Ken Boothe, joined midway by Stranger Cole) and a "Ringo (Starr)'s Theme" mix of a ballad version and a ska version, both from the same Skatalites recording sesseion at Studio 1. We back-announced over old, untitled (Mutant, of course) "Froggie fossils," and generally carried on as Sherwood, in orbit around his Planet, selected his picks for airplay from the Voovie doo Lounge circling his world. High on having heard a Kyary Pamyu Pamyu number at Como Park's annual Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival (complete with KPP's moves busted onstage by locals Thunder Wave) Mr. Funn dropped Kyary's "Point of View" (glitched by errant button-pushing, so he ran it again!) and "Giri Giri Safe" into his set, saving her more ska-like "Ninjari Bang Bang" (the track Thunder Wave bumped) for the Home Stretch. If you listen closely, you can even pick out the vocal-percussion hiccups inserted into "Bang Bang" by Yasutaka Nakata, Pamyu's ace producer, as well as a few of the Cap'n's own, busted live on-mic. Sherwood also spun a gem of a tune from Little Dragon's current 2014 release Nabuma Rubberband, that being "Cat Rider." Thing's been out since May... how have we not heard of it 'til now??? Great work from Yukimi Nagano and company, and we'll be shooting more "Rubberbands" your way in coming weeks. The Cardigans' lushly vibraphonic "Our Space" followed hot on the tracks of the "Cat." The Home Stretch kicked off with Mari Umeki serenading her "Boy Lollipop" in Japanese (just before Kyary banged), and the 5@5:05 featured, as we do from time to time, ska from well outside the "scene," and we will one of these weeks make an entire hour or more of that, or something like it. Tune in and stay tuned!
Music Host / Engineer: Mark Koerner
News Host: Rico Morales
Producer: Robert Easley
Malian singing star Salif Keita speaks to us from his home in Bamako and talks about his upcoming US acoustic tour (with a date in Minneapolis on September 1).
This episode features an interview with journalist, radio producer & KFAI volunteer Minna Zhou on the Senegalese hip hop scene, about which she's soon to release an article for MTV Iggy. Plus protest music from around the world to address the injustices in Ferguson & beyond #getversed
The second show in the "Music Fresh From Spain" series, this show is from March 24, 2011, and features cañas and jaleos in anticipation of La Magdalena's then upcoming workshops to teach those same palos.
Feel suited to play Colin's third transatlantic mixtape? He's got the game in hand! So grab your headphones.
Tarita Davenock of Taritas Travel Connections.
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Hosts: Dixie Treichel & John Townsend
Guests: Dana Munson, Cynthia Hornbeck, Chandler Daily, Joe Stevens, Justin Caron, Robert Frost
Joe Stevens, trans singer/songwriter, guitar/banjo (pre-recorded phone interview)
Joe Stevens is California-based and the main songwriter in the Alt-Americana group Coyote Grace, who has toured with the Indigo Girls, Melissa Ferrick, and Girlyman; sharing stages with Chris Pureka, Greensky Bluegrass, Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band, and legends such as Cris Williamson and Lowen and Navarro. His new CD “Last Man Standing”, is his first solo album that he is touring with from August to November. Joe's music rides the edge of the first wave of transgender performers to break through into the public consciousness. Joe performs and gives workshops on songwriting and queer/trans issues at colleges and universities and is a social justice activist for underdogs of all stripes, committed to honoring their vital contributions to the greater collective evolution. Joe’s tour brings him to Minneapolis for a folk-roots performance with V & The Dirty Pretty & River Glen.
V & The Dirty Pretty, Joe Stevens, & River Glen
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, Thursday, August 28 at 8:00 pm
Justin Caron, writer, performer & Robert Frost, director
Utopiacopia takes the audience, its daring passengers, on a campy journey through space to the elusive planet of Utopiacopia.
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, August 22, 7 p.m., August 23, 10 p.m, August 29, 7 p.m.
This program presents examples from the Venezuelan “música llanera” tradition and examples of some of the main variations of Mexican “sones”.