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This program celebrates Cinco de Mayo. It includes some music from the period (around 1862) and a celebration of the Texan connection to the event that marked the date. There is also a section dedicated to mothers and motherhood. The literature segment includes a segment of “Soldados de Salamina” read by the author, Javier Cercas.

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Madagascar, South Africa, Benin and Burundi were among the stops on our musical itinerary on today’s edition of African Rhythms. We also heard new tracks from Les Nubians (with Manu Dibango) and mento stalwarts the Jolly Boys plus lots more with Brad, Jojo and Bill.

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“Call Me Big Quarters” You ever reminisce to the days when all you had was a seven digit number and a couple of quarters to call that special someone. On this episode of Radio Pocho we bring you some telephone jams from The Boys, New Edition, Blondie, Timbiriche, El Gran Combo, La Sonora Dinamita, Jorge Ben and plenty plenty more….

Joining us in the studio this evening is Big Quarters, Twin Cities hip hop duo made up of Medium Zach and Brandon Allday. We get a chance to hear some old BQ that was never released as well as cuts that will be featured on their next album “Party Like A Young Commie”. Both Zach and Brandon have produced beats and remixes that you’ll hear on tonight’s episode with songs by Brother Ali, Slug of Atmosphere, Low, and Mankwe Ndosi.

Lastly find out about Radio Pocho’s next edition of Saturday Love at Ginger Hop Restaurant.

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Sophia Shorai concert with Tanner Taylor
Produced by Daniel Zamzow

Sophia Shorai was born in Zimbabwe and raised in Minneapolis. A classically trained pianist, she began exploring jazz in her early teens, learning vocalese from her trumpet-playing father. Sophia performs regularly at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, and in other venues across the Twin Cities. In addition to singing, she has done voice work for national television commercials, as well as television and motion pictures. This concert was recorded April 28, at the Red Stag Supperclub in Northeast Minneapolis. With Tanner Taylor on keyboard.

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Tonight was the debut of the excellent, long awaited second Dubchek album “Far East End”; the cool new “Unify on the Hi-Fi” EP from Prince Blanco; and the new world-wise “Blues Sauce” album from Jaja Matsimela.

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Marty Dworkin, President of the Board of The Musical Offering, speaks of the May 15 concert of the chamber music group. The professionl group, several of whom arein the Minnesota Orchestra, will play a concert of French works by: Francis Poulenc, Maurice Ravel and a Czech, Boroslav Martinú.

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