Arts & Culture

Hosts: Dixie Treichel & John Townsend

Guests: Ariel Leaf, STOP KISS, Fortune’s Fool Theatre & Mattthew Foster, A Great and Happy People: The Words of Civil Rights, The Committee to Defend the Enlightenment

Doctor Jamie O’Mally talks about a national program for the EMPLOYMENT Mentoring Project for people who are blind or visually impaired.

There are cantiñas, and then there are cantiñas. On this show, Kristina explores the music of both the palo cantiñas and the family of cantiñas palos, if that makes any sense to you. If not, hopefully this show will illuminate those subleties…

DJs Miguel Vargas and @BrandonAllday spinning the grooves while you wait for your W-2’s

Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies concert

Members of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony perform two numbers from a recent live concert: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 14, composed by Samuel Barber; and Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Opus 47, composed by Dmitri Shostakovich.

The first selection features a violin solo by Anna Humphrey of Rogers, Minnesota. Anna is a senior at Buffalo High School, and has been playing violin since the age of 3. She’s been involved with the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies since 4th grade.

Founded in 1972, the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies includes more than 700 young people, ages 8 through 18, who participate in seven academic-year orchestras and two summer programs. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Russell, and coached by members of the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the youth perform 20 concerts each year at Orchestra Hall and the Ted Mann Concert Hall. They also present free concerts at community centers, homeless shelters, schools, and care centers across the Twin Cities. (Photo credit: Scott Helegson.)

For more information, visit Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies

SONG OF A TROUBLED HEART
Ancient Chinese poetry, Gustav Mahler’s “The Song of the Earth,” and Sigmund Freud.

MLK. Jr.‘s actual birthday show opened with a track called “On the Mountaintop”- followed by an African diaspora set from the Garifuna in Belize, recently visited Malian vocalist Rokia Traore’ and the upcoming Bassekou Kouyate’s visit & his newest release. Also previewing the Dakha Brakha return visit to The Cedar after a stunning free show at the end of summer. The show closes with a Nordic female vocalist set featuring the lovelies, Sanna Kurki-Suonio & Mari Boine !

Another dubwise journey…with a couple of side-trips. In the new dub & roots department we featured the excellent Black Symbol album “Journey” (on Sugar Shack); the explosive new “Real Steel” single from See-I (on Fort Knox); the conscious “Kushites – Big Way Different” from Scratchylus & Empress Reggae (and featuring Errol Dunkley); and a tasty new dub (.38 Special Dub) from our pal Doozer Dubby Doo. More new and recent rootical stuff from Greencross & OnDubGround, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Malasorti, Koncrete Roots, Sista Aude meets MatDTSound (from “Dub Tentacles – V.5” on Fresh Poulp), Dub Terminator & High Freequency, Bryan Art, and more. Our side-trips included the beautiful new Fado album “Quinto” (on World Village) from Antonio Zambujo, and back-to-back clubby beats from Beats Antique and Ill:esha (who were on the same bill last Halloween in Minneapolis). Also making its debut tonight was the just realeased “Fall – Remixes” from All India Radio and featuring the fantastic voice of Leona Gray.

In the second half, Swiss spent the whole two hours pouring dubbles as he likes to do from time to time, including 2 by the post-Marley Wailers (with the Wailers coming to town on 1/26).

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