Grant Cutler is a songwriter, producer and composer. His ethereal electronic music has garnered national acclaim, and this year he received a commission from the Minnesota State Arts Board for a three-part composition. Here is Grant Cutler, performing at the Cedar Cultural Center in January 2012. Produced for KFAI by Tom Garneau. MinneCulture is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Another night filled with great new releases, some classics, and a few eclectic items. Brand new releases included: Mind’s Eye Dub’s “Uhuru” (on DubKey); Sorian’s “Out of the Box” (on MikelaBella); the excellent compilation “Dubble Trubble” (on Gravitas); the “System Ruff” single from OBF & Warrior Queen; Infinite Third’s “Electronicalm”; “The Echocentrics Remixes (feat. Grant Phabao)”; and Mambutu’s “Tepid Femme” (on Boom One). More recent releases from Red Star Martyrs, Jim Murple Memorial, Dub Majestic, Sly & Robbie, ACEtone Studios, and the great archival release “Sound ‘n’ Pressure Story” (on Reggae Archive Records) highlighting the dubplates from Fish & Goat and All Nation Rockers. DJ Baby Swiss had some fun with Little Tempo, Trio Esperanca, Lord Creator, Xavier Quijas Yxayotl, Dry & Heavy, and others, while StrangeDub included The Breadwinners, Black Uhuru, Taj Weekes & Adowa, Dubor & the Duborians, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, and still more..
We speak with award-winning author Mary Casanova about her new book Frozen. She is the author of 30 books and her awards include an American Library Association "Notable," Aesop Accolades by the American Folklore Society and two Minnesota Book Awards.
Orkestar Bez Ime is Bulgarian for “orchestra without a name.” The local group formed in 2002 to bring Balkan dance music to the Upper Midwest. It performs across the country with a repertoire that reaches from Albania to the Ukraine, with plenty of stops in-between. For more information, visit rogaria.com. This Live from Minnesota segmenta was produced for KFAI by Daniel Zamzow