Thanks to everyone who pledged support for KFAI during today’s African Rhythms, pushing us closer to our goal! Brad and Charlie, along with Doug Cain from Global Beat and Lawyer Bill, made the case for supporting independent radio and played a lot of classic material (Tony Allen, Lee Scratch Perry, Samba Mapangala, Oumou Sangare, et al) along the way.
Thanks to DJs TWebb & Gilberto (of ENCUENTRO) for holding it down last week with Part I of KFAI’s 2012 Spring Pledge Drive. Tonight is Part II, and DJs Miguel Vargas and Rude Dawg Aguilar will be spinning the hits, and you can still pledge to your favorite KFAI program!
Tons of great grooves tonight including Dr. Cat & Diaspora’s A Jamaican In Cairo, new stuff from Stepper Allianz, Gramps Morgan, Emel Mathlouthi, Jah Wobble & Keith Levene, The Toure/Raichel Collective, Sunmonx, DU3normal, Yabass Yaba Radics, Dubtrak, Eating Betty meets Love Avalanche, the “Musical Roots Initiative” compilation, the “Northern Faction 5” compilation, and more… Plus some dope leftover from last week’s pledge drive special.
It’s the second week of pledge drive! Tonight’s program features the music which listeners may receive as a thank-you gift for pledging during the Bonjour Minnesota program. In addition, we will include other works, both from past and current artists.
Caryl will give the announcements of French-speaking films now playing locally as well as the many events of interest to French speakers and the general public. Olaf will give some news of the elections in Senegal.