World Music

Today we had an interview with Paul Boehnke, a local harpsichordist, and director of the Bach Society. We heard live tracks from a house concert with Paul.

During the second hour, local Irish piper Tom Klein, talking and playing the Uillean Pipes and talking up the upcoming Tionol, gathering of pipers sponsored by the Great Northern Irish Pipers Club.

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DJ Musically Rich fills in for a blissful evening!!

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Poly Styrene

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Deep Funk Afro Beat set featuring mostly contemporary groups. We hear brand new tracks from Magic in Threes, Nostalgia 77, The Echocentrics, The Liberators. Also in the mix: Richie Phoe, Cochemea Gastelum, The Mackrosoft, Tony Allen, K Frimpong…

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In celebration of the upcoming International Workers’ Day and “El día del niño” (celebrated in Mexico on April 30), this program presents music about labor, workers, children and childhood. The literature segment presents a small homage to the great Chilean poet Gonzalo Rojas —who passed away this Monday, April 25.

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Today’s show started off with a radical reworking of the Beatles’ Blackbird (Dead of Night by Mauritian percussionist/singer Mo Kolours) and things kept moving in eclectic, serendipitous directions including cuts from Omar Sosa, Abdou Guité Seck and Céu (all with upcoming or ongoing Minneapolis performances).

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