Arts & Culture

A special show tonight as we aired part 1 of the 5th annual “Around the World in 20+ Dubs” (originally aired 4-29 on Echo Beach at WLUW-FM, Chicago). Also tonight we featured new music from Springline Records and Dubmission Records, along with new selections from Liquid Stranger, Bedouin Soundclash, Professor, and Jamaram. And, in the final hour, DJ Baby Swiss did a “Roots of Dub” archive set.

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We speak with Richard Horan about his book Seeds: One Man’s Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees That Inspired Famous American Writers. Richard Horan is also a novelist, English teacher and book reviewer. His novel Goose Music was a finalist for the Great Lakes Fiction Award and won the ForeWord Book of the Year Bronze Medal.

Also, we talk with novelist Sheila O’Connor about her newest book, Sparrow Road. Sheila O’Connor is also the author of the novels Where No Gods Came (winner of the Minnesota Book Award and more) and Tokens of Grace. Her poems, stories and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, and her work has been recognized by the Bush Foundation, Loft McKnight and the Minnesota State Arts Board.

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Stories from KFAI’s 10,000 Fresh Voices series, featuring Northeast Minneapolis artists participating in Art-A-Whirl, which runs Fri-Sun, May 20-22.

1. Florence Hill
Produced by Dixie Treichel
Minneapolis-based Florence Hill has been a practicing artist for nearly 50 years, creating work in a variety of mediums. She is a frequent lecturer and painting demonstrator, and for 35 years has hosted a Sunday figure-drawing co-op in her Minneapolis studio.

2. Rabi Sanfo
Produced by Dixie Treichel
West African native Rabi Sanfo immigrated to Minneapolis in 2004. Since then, he’s used his welding background to create metal sculptures. As his artistic techniques have evolved over the years, the core theme of his work remains: to share the history and culture of his native Burkina Faso. Rabi Sanfo has received numerous art awards, and supports local organizations by donating his work special events. He lives and works in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.

3. Amy Rice
Produced by Nancy Sartor
Mixed media artist Amy Rice uses relics from her grandparent’s Wisconsin dairy farm to tell visual stories. She also incorporates antique love letters, maps and atlases as a way to collaborate with the past. KFAI producer Nancy Sartor spoke to the artist about her influences, her process, and what she has planned for the future. For more about Amy Rice, visit amyrice.com

4. Nick Legeros & Michael Boyd
Produced by Nancy Sartor
Northeast artists Nick Legeros and Michael Boyd have been working individually in bronze and glass all their lives. But when a commission brought them together about a year ago, they began to collaborate in revolutionary ways. For more information about the artists, go to nikosculpture.com and minnesotaglassart.com. Produced for KFAI by Nancy Sartor.

5. Czeslaw’s Loop: The Final Opus
Produced by Cyn Collins
Czeslaw’s Loop is a large scale, three-day multi-media project produced and created by Permanent Art & Design Group, continuing the legacy of Creative Electric Studios’ ongoing Boat Project at mile marker 856.2 on the Mississippi River, behind the Sample Room restaurant. The 2011 project is based on the creative struggle of late 1960s electronic composer Czeslaw Janecki, whose final opus was never performed. An event composed an…d executed as a four-act opera spread over a three day period, Czeslaw’s Loop features a generational cross section of Minneapolis’ most influential figures in arts and music.

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Sound Healers – Jonathon and Andi Goldman

Soundsation Conference
Sound Healers Seminar

Kinshasha shares a transformational evening of vibrational experience with Sound Masters Jonathan and Andi Goldman as they share their wisdom, insight and experience
about the Principles of Sound.

May 20 and 21st they will be leading a Soundsation Conference at Normandale Community Auditorium

Jonathon and Andi talk about:
• The World of Sound and
Vibrational Energy, Vowels as
Mantra Sound Bytes
• Principles of Harmonics, Sonic
Exercises, Tuning Forks and
Sacred Ratios
• Meditations for Healing and
Transformation, and Harmonics
for Planetary Peace

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hosted by e.g. bailey

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Starstruck, Act 2, conclusion. When the Harpy runs into a living ship full of evil-doers, the outcome of the battle may well decide the fate of the free universe. From the Audio Comics Company.
A few songs from the Capitol Steps latest album of political musical parody.

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Co-hosted with SAI THE FUNNY GUY

In-studio Guests: CHAT’s Youth Leadership Group Members (Finding My Soal Cast)

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