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This three piece group put out a LOT of great sound. Jacqueline Ultan on Cello, Mike Michel on the Fender and Terrell Carnage on the….MOUTH.

On tonight’s episode of Radio Pocho, hosts Miguel Vargas & Daniel Topete bring in guest DJ, Rambo Salinas, back from his sabbatical in San Antonio, TX. He’ll gives the lowdown on up-and-coming artists in SanAnto, as well his usual repertoire of Chicano funk & soul 45s that he throws down at HotpantsMinneapolis Minnesota.

Live from Minnesota presents…

Maria Isa and Los Nativos Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Conga Latin Bistro
Produced by Daniel Zamzow

Born and raised in the Twin Cities to NuyoRican parents, emcee, singer, and songwriter Maria Isa is celebrates her cultural diversity through music and political activism. In 1992 she started her performing arts education at El Arco Iris Center for Arts, forming Raices in 2002 with other advanced students to conserve their ancestral Puerto Rican folklore music. Following her nomination in 2006 for the Minnesota Music Award’s Best Hip-Hop Artist category, she released her first independent album “M.I. Split Personalities” in May of 2007, and later her sophomore studio project, “Street Politics.” Maria performs in the Twin Cities, Puerto Rico and nationally.

Los Nativos formed in 1996 and was one of the original groups in Rhymesayers Entertainment. The St. Paul duo of Felipe Espinoza-Day (Felipe Cuauhtli) and Jermain Ybarra (Chilam Balam) produce music with a conscious message, integrating Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk, Rhythm and Blues, Tejano, Mariachi, Salsa and Cumbia to deliver a style all their own. Los Nativos was nominated by the Minnesota Music Awards for Best New Band in 1996, Best Hip Hop Group in 1999, and Best Hip Hop Recording in 2003. They perform locally and nationally.

Nothing but music today……..New music included Jack Klatt & The Cat Swingers (with Charlie Parr & Spider John Koerner), Murzik, Chris Barber with Andy Fairweather Low, R J Mischo, and Old Californio.

If you’d like to see the playlist, just click “more” and you’ll be there. A link to the archive of the show is also provided from that page.


Former local boy Willie Wisely phones in from Los Angeles to talk (pop) shop with Liberty Finch and DJ Izzy. Hear cuts from his latest release, “True,” plus Willie’s picks, including Jimmy Reed, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Le Fleur de Lys, Small Faces, the Corner Laughers and more. Plus, a musical tribute to Donald “Duck” Dunn.

Live from Minnesota presents…

Brian Laidlaw
Produced by Flor Trevino

California native Brian Laidlaw considers himself a poet first and musician second. After several years of touring, Laidlaw settled in Minneapolis to earn his Masters of Fine Art in poetry at the University of Minnesota. He wrote the album “wolf wolf wolf” as the audio counterpart to his masters’ thesis and released it in the fall of 2011. In this edition of Live from Minnesota, Laidlaw shares his poetry, music and insight on blending of these art forms. For more information, go to brianlaidlaw.com. Produced for KFAI by Flor Trevino.

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