Arts & Culture

New releases from Meklit Hadero, in town at the Cedar, and from Rupa & the April Fishes, both from San Francisco. A preview of Red Baraat coming to the Cedar late in Feb. and some Cajun & Zydeco music – just for good measure !

Music Host: David Cummings
News Host: Mike Fischbein
Producer: Flor Frey

On February 6, 1945 Robert Nesta Marley was born in the small village of Nine Mile in Jamaica. Forty-four years later, on February 6, 1989 the great dubmaster King Tubby was senselessly murdered in Kingston. One man had become a legend the world round. The other was a legend in the reggae world, and a permanent influence upon recording studio techniques and technology.

Tonight the Echo Chamber proudly presented our annual “Tribute to Tuff Gong & Tubby” special. Four hours of great roots and dub from the masters Bob Marley and King Tubby, and many friends… From dubs to remixes, and cover versions and tribute songs, we had quite a mix of great music. So, in addition to songs from Bob Marley & the Wailers, and dubs produced by King Tubby, we featured: Tack>>Head, Dub Terminator, CeU, Prince Wadada, Youssou N’Dour, Yes King, Neon Black, Marissa Lindsay, Hepcat, Lone Ranger, Rita Marley, Chin Dub, Judy Mowatt, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Cedella Marley Booker, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Mad Professor, the Skatalites, Johnny Nash, Johnny Cash (feat. Joe Strummer), Steady Earnest, Grover Washington Jr., and many more. Finally, DJ Baby Swiss wound things up with another Feb. 6 reggae birthday, that of the great artist/producer Derrick Harriott, here being covered by Giuliano Palma and doing his own thing alongside U-Roy.

We speak with award-winning author William Alexander about his newest effort, Ghoulish Song, a parallel novel to Goblin Secrets, which won the National Book Award last year.

We also speak with KFAI's own Linda Back McKay, who will be discussing her new book Out of the Shadows: Stories of Adoption and Reunion. She is also the author of three volumes of poetry, Ride that Full Tilt Boogie, The Cockeyed Precision, and The Next Best Thing.

See play list below for music from blues legends and their children. They are keepin’ the blues alive by handing it down to their sons and daughters.

Music Host: Ron Thums & Jean Silverberg
News Host: Terry Carter
Producer: Dale Connelly

Tonight on MinneCulture, an encore presentation of Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders, produced by Daniel Zamzow. This past weekend the band was in Memphis, and advanced to the semi-finals of 29th annual International Blues Challenge. To learn more about Crankshaft, visit crankshaftmusic.com.

Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom and Encyclopedia Paranoiaca

 

 

Music Host: Cory Washington
News Host: Siobhan Kierans
Producer: Dale Connelly

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