We welcome DJ Brian Engel into the studios to give us a primer on the 10-Year Anniversary of his Hipshaker Minneapolis Rare Soul & Deep Funk Dance Night. What we get is two hours of scorchers on 45, including tracks from The Satin Dolls, Curtis Lee & The KCP’s, The Superlatives, The Daddy Graham Trio, Herb Johnson Settlement, The Monterays, Rickey Calloway, Demon Funk, Roosevelt Matthews, Jimmy Robins, Eugene Church, Freddy Butler, & many more…
This program presents Benny Moré from Cuba, another segment in memory of Chavela Vargas, and the “milonga” according to Astor Piazzolla. The literature segment presents “El payador perseguido” by Atahualpa Yupanqui, from Argentina.
On today’s African Rhythms: Tinariwen remixed, new M.anifest, deep cuts from Senegal and the Gambia, and an Anglo-Afro-Brasileiro musical tribute to the passing of the Olympic torch. 2 hours with Brad and Jojo.
The Great Falls, dubbed “St Anthony Falls” by Father Louis Hennepin, evolved during the Ice Age and became the birthplace of Minneapolis. A spiritual place for Native Americans, and especially Dakota people, the Falls have always been a magnet for their beauty and power. European settlers harnessed the water power for lumber and flour mill industries that developed along the banks of the Mississippi, but years of over-use marred the landscape. Today St. Anthony Falls are part of the Mississippi River Historic District. KFAI’s Dixie Treichel produced this documentary for MinneCulture.