Maestro Juan Parra is the subject of our next series of interviews, conducted in Spanish but translated by Kristina. Lola Flores and Enrique Montoya sing several pieces on this show, along with an appearance by Antonio Mairena and Flores de Gaditano.
Nurrudin Farah, in conversation with Zuhur Ahmed former host of the KFAI program “Somali Community Link”
Acclaimed writer Nurrudin Farah is finishing a three year stint at the University of Minnesota with a staged reading of his play, “A Stone Thrown At The Guilty” at Rarig Center at 7:30 pm this coming Friday and Saturday night, Dec. 7 & 8, 2012. In addition to winning many literary awards, Farah is a regular contributor to the New Yorker and the Op-Ed pages of the New York Times and Washington Post.
Another huge night in the Echo Chamber. Starting off with a great new release by The Breadwinners on the King Spinna label. Also new tonight: a tasty new EP from M.A.K.U Soundsystem “A Very Funky Christmas” from Redtenbacher’s Funkestra; and the “Desierto” EP from U-Niko (on Ape Choons). Tonight we also did a Green Queen Records set – to celebrate their 5th anniversary – which included Weirdub, Dr. Cat, Dub Terminator, Polcari, DJ Pony, and Diaspora. More new sounds from the Soothsayers, Bass Culture Players, Lo’Jo, Sangue Bom, Tack>>Head, Yabby You (from the archives), Cineplexx, and All India Radio.
What a show — we speak with two bestselling authors — Steven Johnson and David Cay Johnston. Steven Johnson discusses his new book Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age. He is also the author of Everything Bad is Good for You and Where Good Ideas Come From, among other titles.