Arts & Culture

Hosts: Dixie Treichel & John Townsend

Fresh Fruit celebrates 35 years with an audio documentary by Dixie Treichel about the history of Fresh Fruit plus an archival interview from 1986 with City Councilman Brian Coyle on Fresh Fruit. One of the original shows on KFAI, Fresh Fruit first aired on May 11, 1978 and has been live on air weekly with the same name and format for 35 years.

Sam and Martha Hage do a reading of Uncivil Disobedience by Jean Stewart

Dancer Melinda Hedgecorth talks about how to set up your own performance in Spain, and Kristina plays tientos old and new.

Fresh Fruit: 35 Years of Queer Radio, an audio documentary by Dixie Treichel

Fresh Fruit: 35 Years of Queer Radio is about the history of Fresh Fruit, that first aired on KFAI on May 11, 1978 and has been live on air weekly with the same name and format for 35 years. The piece is an overview of Fresh Fruit from 1978-2013 including preparations to go on air in 1977 by the original Fresh Fruit collective, a group of activists living in a queer hippy commune in Minneapolis.

Some archival audio is used courtesy of The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies

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Interviews with Corey Harris, Cyro Baptista, Kathleen Harris, and Howard Levy

After seeing a great documentary on Miriam Makeba last Sunday as part of the African Film Festival at St. Anthony Main, “Images of Africa”… Global Beat features Mama Africa along with her longtime accordionist, fellow band member Sivuca. Also coming to town next week from Mali, Rokia Traore performs at the Cedar Mon. Nov. 25… you can hear two songs from her new release “Beautiful Africa”. Lots more on this week’s program to enjoy as well.

Some excellent new releases tonight – including Jah Rootikal Steppers’ self-titled release on Dubkey Records, and “Rise Up! The Riz Records Story” archival release on Reggae Archives – plus half of a great Bim Sherman mix put together by DJ Baby Swiss over ten years ago (titled “Miracle Dream Super Mix”) to mark 13 years since Bim’s passing. More recent releases from Mighty Mystic, Vibronics meet Kanka, Ibel meets Med Dred (feat. Dub Caravan), and Jennifer Paulos. Filling out our eclectix mix, we included Niney the Observer, The Aggrolites (from the new “Dub Rockers Vol.1” compilation), Dubsalon, Al Pacheco, Scientist, The Skatalites, The Slackers, 9Tomorrows, Gato Negro, The Lions, Noble Vibes, Dennis “Blackbeard” Bovell, and many more…

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