February is Black History Month, and to celebrate KFAI will be featuring special programming throughout the month.
Tonight’s edition of MinneCulture features an encore presentation Penumbra Theater, produced by Andy Driscoll. For nearly 35 years, Penumbra Theatre has been producing plays by, of and for the African-American community. Its legacy includes 27 world premieres of important plays by Black playwrights, and the starting place for all of August Wilson’s productions.
In this special radio documentary, meet members of Penumbra’s highly revered company of actors and performers, including its founding Artistic Director, Lou Bellamy.
Mixing it up again…from classic Tubby dubs, to some heavy new dubstep sounds. New roots from Ragana (the 2010 A Long Delay Ago release); new roots dub from Pale Rider; the second collaboration from Jazz’min Tutum Madtone; and the new world-dubstep compilation Generation Bass Presents – Transnational Dubstep (Six Degrees).
We speak with former CIA agent Barry Eisler about his latest thriller Inside Out, featuring special ops soldier Ben Treven. Barry Eisler is also the author of the popular John Rain series.
Our guests also include Phil Rustad, author of Dart, a Twin Cities-based murder mystery. And joining him in the studio will be Tom Keyes from Third Child Press, a new publishing company based in the Twin Cities.
Martin Perna, Brandon Allday, and music On this episode of Radio Pocho, Martin Perna of Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra Ocote Soul Sounds joins us over the phone to share unreleased music, talk about his musical influences and his amazing community activism.
Our special co-host for the evening, Brandon Allday of Big Quarters joins us in the studio to share the latest news from BQ and to share some new cuts from their upcoming album Party Like A Young Commie.
Don’t forget to come out to Radio Pocho’s new monthly show at the Ginger Hop Restaurant, Saturday Love the best sing-a-long hits from 60s-90s. Next show is Saturday Feb 6th 10pm to close.