Arts & Culture

It's a show of milongas only – an unknown palo to most American flamencos! LIsten in, and you'll never again not know another milonga when you hear one!

DJs Miguel Vargas, Idalia Robles De Leon, y Reina Rodriguez spinning sweet rolas, cumbias, rancheras, and of course, The Smiths.

Minnesota Freedom Marchers Reflect on the Fight for Justice
Produced by Susan Gray

January 20, 2014, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year, many are commemorating the 50th anniversary of his historical march on Washington, which took place on August 28, 1963. In this edition of MinneCulture, KFAI presents a conversation with Minnesota civil rights activists who were there. Producer Susan Gray interviews Dr. Josie Johnson, Reverend Rollie Robinson, and Max Fallek in this audio documentary: “Minnesota Freedom Marchers Reflect on the Fight for Justice.”

Fake City, Real Dreams and The World Within the World

A review of the Dakha Brakha return visit followed by a Santana set, then Johnny Ventura from the Dominican Republic ! Why stop there – let’s go on to South America for Atahualpa Yupanqui on the anniversary of his birth – a cover of one of his songs from Seattle-based Correo Aereo and 3 songs from Milton Nascimento’s Txai – his Amazon tribute cd and Vinicius Cantuaria from Manaus, Brasil !

Tonight The Echo Chamber commemorated the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. – featuring the “I Have A Dream” speech as well as parts of several other speeches. But of course, it was the great music which fit the theme and really made the show… This included tracks like KnowledgeBorn07’s “Overcome”, Black Roots’ “Struggle Dub”, Daddy Roots’ “We Shall Overcome”, “Makers of Africa” from M.L.K., Human Digital’s “Trouble Ahead”, Black Symbol’s “Nothing for the Poor”, DJ Spooky’s “Freedom Reign”, Louie Kulcha’s “How Long Dub”, Johnny Osbourne’s “Truth and Rights”, and tracks from the “MLK Dub” album on the Xterminator label. Also tonight, recent releases from Sebastian Sturm & Exile Airline, Talisman, and Super Hi-Fi, plus more great tunes from Bob Marley & the Wailers, Clinton Fearon, Josh Heinrichs, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Aston “Familyman” Barrett, Cheb i Sabbah, Jah Wobble & Deep Space, Scientist/Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub, and many more…

We speak with local author Mary Logue about her new book Killer Librarian. She is a poet, editor, teacher and writer who has written the Claire Watkins mystery series, four volumes of poetry and a young adult novel.

We also talk with Nicholas Soutter about his debut science fiction novel The Water Thief, which was awarded the Kirkus Star. The book was written as a response to Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged and posits a future owned by corporations.

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Live in the Studio: Dead Horses