This program presents music from Puerto Rico, Tango, according to Astor Piazzolla, and music for the Mexican youth movement #yosoy132. The literature segment presents the second part (from a total of four) of “Aura”, by Carlos Fuentes, read by the author himself.
On tonight’s episode of Radio Pocho: tributes to Lee “Scratch” Perry (performing tonight at the The Cedar Cultural Center) and to the recently departed pop music legends, and the versatility of DJ Terrell Lamarr’s playlist.
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.
Atypically this program features two interviews; in the first segment Josh Wise from the MN Fair Trade Coalition (MNFairTradeCoalition.org) joins me with an update on the global trade market currently. At the top of the second hour I get to speak with the actor playing Sandra from the upcoming touring production "FELA" coming in early June to the Ordway Theatre in St. Paul.