Two hours of boundary crossing music, new and vintage, on today’s African Rhythms, including the Lijadu Sisters (Nigeria), The Congos (Jamaica), Gigi (Ethiopia), Gnonnas Pedro (Benin), and Rodrigo y Gabriela with C.U.B.A. (Mexico/Cuba).
It’s a show of easy-listening flamenco, and that isn’t always an oxymoron, as you’ll see as you sit back and listen…though for sure something – a foot, a finger, your head – will be tapping out the rhythm!
The Lowertown Reading Jam in St. Paul is a monthly literary series at Black Dog Cafe, sponsored by the Saint Paul Almanac. Each session features a different theme and curator. In this segment of “Live from Minnesota,” poet, philosopher and educator, J. Otis Powell, presents the theme “Duende and the Sound of Soul.” The show features excerpts from J. Otis, e.g. bailey, Leah Nelson, Andrea Jenkins and Louis Alemayehu.
Starting February with another eclectic mix of new and old. Kicking things off with the latest SXtheMadArtist single “Purple Tears (Fire and Ashes Remix)”, followed by new tunes from Irie Sol, Marty Dread, SOJA, Kukan Dub Lagan, Dub For Light, and more… Filling the show with great music from Funk Dub Division, See-I, Soom T, The Revolutionaries, Bunny Lee & the Aggrovators, Groundation (with Don Carlos), Citizen Sound, Les Globe, Easy Star All Stars, and so much more.