Today’s program is part of Ethnic Studies Week. The first ½ hour presents women interpreters from Brazil. The second ½ hour includes music for a great South American river: El Paraná. The third ½ hour presents Latin American artists who have outspokenly expressed their opposition to Arizona’s anti-immigration law, SB 1070. Today is the 37th anniversary of the death of Pablo Neruda. The last segment is dedicated to his poetry.
Starting off tonight’s dubwise journey was the new Echo Beach: 30 Years Anniversary Remixes. This was followed by new releases from Lee “Scratch” Perry (“Revelation” on Megawave) and Natacha Atlas (“Mounqaliba” on Six Degrees). Also, tonight the very good new rootical release “Before the Dawn” from Buju Banton.
Francois Fouquerel, dean of the French at Concordia College’s Language Villages, is interviewed on tonight’s program. Francois speaks of the 16 languages at the individual villages for students ages 13-18 in the summer, the adult programs and the family programs offered in fall and winter. He brings songs used to teach French and those of the students themselves singing.
In the 9:00-10:00 PM time, Caryl plays old and new French music and gives the announcements of events of interest in the Twin Cities.