World Music

This program presents Inti-Illimani, from Chile, various examples of Andean music, tangos and folkloric music from Argentina, and songs about Mexico City by the classic Chava Flores. The literature segment presents a text by Paco Ignacio Taibo II, from Mexico.

Mexican Wrestler’s masks to be given away as a Pledge Drive gift

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We debuted new tracks from the Touré-Raichel Collective (great new acoustic music from Vieux Farka Touré and Idan Raichel), Céu and Mo Kolours on today’s edition of African Rhythms. Along the way we made time for classics both well known and obscure from Alton Ellis, Orlando Julius, Mbilia Bel and Edzayawa. 2 hours with Brad and Charlie.

Kristina plays soleares and nothing else. They are heartwrenchingly rendered by some of the greatest flamenco voices in history.

Jukebox Africa Makes It Final Airing On KFAI.

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Rhiana Yazzie & Vaughn Lodge from New Native Theatre speaks about their upcoming production, “Raven Stole The Sun”.

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Minnesota’s Bluegrass Revival
Produced by Sarah Lageson

For the last several years, a bluegrass revival has been taking place in and around the Twin Cities. KFAI producer Sarah Lageson talks to musicians Quillan Roe of the Roe Family Singers, Kevin Kniebel of Pert Near Sandstone, radio host Phil Nusbaum, and banjo player Liz Olds. This documentary examines the local bluegrass resurgence, what it means for musicians and fans, and the divide between purists and progressives. Thanks to Phil Nusbaum, Quillan Roe, Liz Olds, Kevin Kniebel, Lindsay Nygaard, and Nancy Sartor. Featured music (in order of appearance): Roe Family Singers “Elspeth’s Farewell,” Dorothy Rorick “The House Carpenter,” Bill Monroe “Uncle Penn,” Roe Family Singers “The Crawdad Song,” Koerner, Ray and Glover “John Hardy,” Pert Near Sandstone “A Lazy Man’s Load is a Heavy One,” Dwight Diller and John Morris “Always Lift Him Up and Never Knock Him Down’” Trampled by Turtles “Ceiling Side,” Pert Near Sandstone “Wild Bill Jones,” Trampled by Turtles “The Outskirts,” Pert Near Sandstone “Liza Jane,” Trampled by Turtles “Pipe Knot,” and Pert Near Sandstone “Happy Hollow.”

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Dubbing and clubbing around the world again in the Echo Chamber…with new releases from: Original Bass Foundation, DJ Cris Macumbadub, Trevor “The Technician” McKenzie, Midnite, Stand High Patrol, Dubsalon, Anthony B & Subatomic Sound, Erykah Badu/Adi Dick, and more. Also new tonight was the “Listen to the Music” Caltone Records archive compilation on Pressure Sounds.


Tonight’s program features an interview with Kiratiana Freelon, a young author who has written a “Travel Guide to Black Paris” with various, self-guided walking tours, both historical and modern, with references to present-day African and Carribbean restaurants and black neighborhoods.

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