World Music

Playlist

Steely comes correct with a Cool & Mellow set of records for a sweltering night in the Twin Cities… featuring tracks by Quantic’s Flowering Inferno, Chico Mann, Ikebe Shakedown, The Fatback Band, BT Express, Sidiku Buari, Merchant, Victor Uwaifo, Soul Syndicate, Sylford Walker, Freddie McCay, & many more…

This program includes music from Pernambuco, Brazil, from the “Tierra Caliente” region in Mexico and from the Afro-Peruvian tradition; it also presents three voices from Oaxaca, Mexico. The literature segment presents the Argentinean “cuenta cuentos” Luis Landriscina.

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Kristina and Sergio Pamies talk about the recording industry as it affects flamenco artists, and Kristina plays some recent flamenco recordings.

On today’s show, a look at Benin’s Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, a chat with South African world music star Johnny Clegg, a new track from Antibalas and much more…

The Brass Messengers

This “Live from Minnesota” segment features the Brass Messengers—a Twin Cities’ band that formed from the Heart of the Beast May Day parade. With Caribbean and Balkan influences, the Brass Messengers describe themselves as, “a sprawling fun factory of musicians.” This show was recorded at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis on March 12, 2012, and features contributions from the Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus. For more information on the Brass Messengers, visit brassmessengers.com. Produced for KFAI by Daniel Zamzow.

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