World Music

6/26/2014 African Rhythms

World Cup action continues with a musical salute to Group G: Ghana, USA, Germany and Portugal plus plenty of samba, reggae and soukous.

06.26.14 BELOWtheWASTE

You ARE the one, Peanut Butter!

6/26/2014 Poquito y Bueno: A Short and Sweet Flamenco Show

More lush and lyrical Milongas and Vidalitas, both old-style and new-style, are featured on this week's show.

6/26/2014 Versed Radio

This episode features an interview w/ MaLLy, music from his new album, plus new music from Ana Tijoux, Atmosphere, People Under The Stairs, Goapele, Jhene Aiko & ‪Sole‬. ENJOY!

6/26/2014 The Morning Blend

Music Host / Engineer: Mark Koerner
News Host: Janis Lane-Ewart
Producer: Paul Brohaugh

6/25/2014-Click "Episode Details" to hear Wayward McCoys & Giovanni Volini on our FOREVER archives.

6/25/2014 MinneCulture

Inspired by Sarah M. Greer’s trip to the Canary Islands, “Between: a Journey through the Middle” is a singing conversation that celebrates individual journeys. Tonight’s program features vocalists Sarah M. Greer, Aimee K. Bryant, Bruce A. Henry, Libby Turner Opanga and drummer Nathan J. Greer. It was recorded live at the Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, and produced for KFAI by Tom Garneau.

“Over the new year in 2010, I traveled to Tenerife one of the Canary Islands. I found myself on this island between Africa and North America and I felt very connected and disconnected to this place at the same time. I was interested in that tension, what was going on between those two emotions. I realized this sensation was familiar, yet unexamined. I began to envision a piece created with other singers where I could reflect on that experience,” says Sarah M. Greer.

Three years later, Sarah developed BETWEEN: A Journey Through the Middle. All of the movements in BETWEEN are improvised in some way; some pieces use a set text or recurring melody, but in all of them, the ensemble discovers and develops the “final” pieces on stage in front of the audience.

“I wanted this to be a work about celebrating tensions and transitions and about how to move forward when we cannot always see the road ahead. And, I wanted to study how we move forward with others who are also navigating their own edges and traveling through their own changes. These are the gifts of improvisation.”

6/25/2014 Global Beat

Mais musicas brasilieras nessa programa do radio! Even more Brazilian music, old & new — celebrating this month of Futbol, every four years. The host nation Brazil brings a lot to the table musically, com certeza !

6/25/2014 The Morning Blend

Hosts: David Cummings, Robert Easley, Mike Fischbein
Guests: Mary Turck, Pablo Miranda, Allen Lotsberg, Bud Kraehling
Programs: Versed Radio, Rockin’ in Rhythm, Minneculture
Editors: Diego Ortega, Anne Goodroad

6/25/2014 ECHO CHAMBER

Another crazy mix of great music tonight. Brand new releases from Phil Harmony (the excellent “10 YRs In Dub”); The Meridian Brothers (the farout new “Salvadora Robot” on Soundway); Nate Wize (the cool “Rock Bass EP” produced by Dubmatix); Alpha Steppa (the sublime “Trigram 03” EP); Anex (the “Heartbeat EP” on MindStep); plus singles from Luciano and Bryan Art. Also, with summer in full gear, we re-aired part 1 of Dr. StrangeDub’s “In the Garden of Dub Mix”, right after Madtone the Dub Gardener: Pete Polanyk interviewed on “The Dirt” on Fab Radio International. And with Chicha Libre in town for a show, we played a track from their “Sonido Amazonico” album, plus a track from the original chicha masters Juaneco y su Combo. An eclectic mix filled out the show and included Mad Professor, Dub Suppliaz; Down Beat; Shandy, Will & Grruff; The Dynamics; Funk Dub Division, Tommy McCook; Up Bustle & Out!; Twile; Dub Syndicate; Looping Jaw Harp Orchestra; Sheriff Lindo; General Smiley; and more…