World Music

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A visit with Kaivama: Finnnish-American Excavators and Arto Järvelä

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Incredible Set as DJs Justin Salinas (Hotpants Mpls) George Rodriguez (East LA) take over the turntables for two hours of overwhelmingly rare deep Soul 45’s! Featuring Northern, Midtempo, Sweet Soul, gut-wrenching Ballads from Sunny The Sunliners, The Cashmeres, The Servicemen, The Districts, The Isonics, Thee Midnighters, Kenny Wells, Lee Rodgers, many more…

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This program presents some examples from Afrocubism (Cuba Mali, to be precise —and what Buena Vista Social Club was intended to be in the first place) and from CubAfrica. It also includes music from Argentina. The literature segment is dedicated to Jorge Luis Borges on the 25th anniversary of his death.

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There’s been a surge of powerful music from the sub-Sahara in the last few years and one of the finer pracitioners is the Malian group Terakaft. We heard a cut from their new CD Aratan N Azawad on today’s African Rhythms, along with new music from Karl Hector the Malcouns, a track from the forthcoming K. Frimpong his Cubano Fiestas vinyl reissue and much more.

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This program is a rebroadcast of our second show, an homenaje to our local treasure, flamenco singer María Elena La Cordobesa. The show features an interview with the late La Cordobesa and different sections of various flamenco masses.

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“They Sampled It” On this episode of Radio Pocho we feature special guest indigenous actor/musician Gary Farmer. We also bring you our favorite Hip Hop cuts and the original songs they sampled. Find out what’s going on this weekend at KFAI and around the Twin Cities…oh and the “Pocho” word of the week sponsored by Ese the Cholo clock.

Escucha, trucha, lucha.

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Last Reel: Drive-In Movie Theaters of Minnesota
Produced by Todd Melby

They had names like The Cinebuff, the Bronco, The Maple Leaf, The Sunset. They were the drive-in movie theaters of Minnesota. Once, there were more than 80 outdoor movie theaters in the Gopher State. Today, only a handful remain, including the Sky-Vu in Warren and the Starlite 5 in Litchfield.

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