Bangla Jam on the Wave Project
World music, performed live in studio by Joy Islam and friends Tushar Ahmed, Babu Khandher and Ahmad Alam. The quartet offers original and popular music from the Indian subcontinent and plays some traditional instruments such as a harmonium and tabla.
Poets Todd Boss and Terri Ford read and talk about love poems. They’ll be appearing with singer-songwriters Ellen Stanley (Mother Banjo) and Brent Floren for a Valentine’s Day Love-In for two shows plus dinner at the 318 Cafe and Wine Bar in Excelsior on Feb 14.
Poet Fred Marchant also joins us in the studio. Fred Marchant is the author of Tipping Point, winner of the Washington Prize in poetry. He is a professor of English at Suffolk University in Boston, and he was part of a UBS forum, Peace, Poetry, and Politics, sponsored by the College of St. Benedict and taking place Friday, February 6th, at 7:00 p.m. at Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul. The forum also featured Brenda Hillman and Nick Flynn.
The Echo Chamber’s annual Tuff Gong Tubby Tribute honoring Robert Nesta Marley (born 2/6/1945) and Osbourne Ruddock (died 2/6/1989). One man a legend the world round. The other, a legend in the reggae world, and a permanent influence upon recording studio techniques and technology. Of course, nearly all the tunes tonight were from Bob Marley the Wailers, or King Tubby productions.