This program includes Latin American songs of labor and struggle: A shout-out to the cleaning workers and allies that participated in the hunger strike at Cub Foods. The program also presents “piano à la cubana” and old, classic Mexican “Ranchera” songs. The literature segment presents a few segments from the book “Bocas del tiempo” by Eduardo Galeano, from Uruguay, read by the author himself (from the CD with the audio version of the book published by Página/12).
Fatoumata Diawara is a Malian singer born in the Ivory Coast, now living in Paris, who upon Oumou Sangare’s recommendation was signed to World Circuit Records. Her debut album will be released in the fall but World Circuit has just issued an EP and we started off today’s African Rhythms with the lead track Kanou. With stops all around the continent and beyond, the show wrapped up with a preview of next week’s Black Uhuru show at the Cedar.
Kristina de Sacramento plays a younger and then an older Lole Montoya singing Cabalgando, and she dedicates a couple of songs (The Seagull and The Lullaby of the Onions) to a couple of flamenco birthdays. This show also features the last segment of the interview with flamenco documentarian, Bill Davidson.
This episode features Twin Cities local hip-hop group, Point of Contact, in promoting their upcoming EP “Brothers: From Different Fathers and Mothers”. They will also have their EP release party at The Cabooze, June 30th.
Also, Girl In a Coma phones into Radio Pocho from their hotel room in Madison, WI, to gear-up for Jun. 3rd show at the Varsity in MPLS. Thanks, Ladies!
The Sam S. Shubert Theatre opened in Minneapolis in 1910. An historical landmark and the oldest legitimate theater in Minneapolis, it has had many incarnations and monikers: as the Shubert, a broadway style performing theater; the Alvin, a vaudville/burlesque theater; the Minneapolis Evangelistic Auditorium; and the Academy, a cinema house.
In 1999 the Shubert was uprooted and relocated to Hennepin Avenue, and is now in the Guiness Book of World Records as the most massive building ever moved on rubber-wheeled dollies. Now called the Goodale Theater, it is currently under renovation and is part of a new, three-building complex, including the Historic Hennepin Center for the Arts. The complex, which includes an atrium, has been dubbed the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts. It is slated to open on September 9, 2011. Produced by Dixie Treichel.