Roots

Eric did the show on March 28. In anticipation of the upcoming 2014 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week in Lafayette, LA, we heard some of the featured artists, including Balfa Toujours, Corey “Lil’ Pop” Ledet, Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, Ray Abshire & Friends, The Revelers. And of course some Balfa Brothers.

2014 March Madness Special – Brass, Brass, and more Brass!

Music Host:  Brenda Bell Brown
News Host:  Rico Morales
Producer:  Yvette Howie

Alejandro Escovedo interview; Drew Peterson of Dead Pigeons came into the studio with his new one. Newer music by Grant Peeples, Moot Davis, Chuck Ragan. Plus, Flo & Eddie reggae, Jon Dee Graham, The True Believers, Blasters, Barrence Whitfield, Martin Sexton, Big George Jackson and more. Click “Episode Details” for full playlist and link to archive.

Today’s entire program honors the life and work of Imamu Amiri Baraka with guest dj J Otis Powell. Check out the deep tracks and Word driven by jazz energy. After 2 tracks from Cedric Watson to get ourselves settled, Sha’ Cage speaks of the event April 12 at the Capri Theater to honor and amplify his energy, co-sponsored by KFAI. A fascinating visit w/ these two spoken word artists who learned of his passion right alongside the Jersey State Poet Laureate, Amiri Baraka. Also includes J Otis with his live in-studio reading/performance. Besides Amiri we hear from Monk, Coltrane, David Murray, Sekou Sundiata, & Curtis Mayfield

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