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Poquito y Bueno: A Short and Sweet Flamenco Show
La Magdalena, who recently visited our Mini Apple from the Big Apple to perform and teach master dance classes at Anda Flamenco, picked the music for this show. In this segment of the show’s flamenco interview, the wine is taking effect, and Kristina talks more than her guest (oops!), Susana di Palma of Zorongo Flamenco.
Short show tonight – as both of your faithful Echo Chamber co-sidekicks were caught nappin’…but Swiss got the party started at 2:30 with Dub Qawwali, Jeck Pilpil & Peacepipe, and Dubblestandart. From there we moved into the new “Meditation” release from the Nazarenes B.B. Seaton’s new cover of “Come See About Me” on Give Thanks Records; and Mista Majah P’s new “Karma” single. On top of this were new vibes from: Junior Toots, Webcam Hi-Fi, Gene Clemetson, Gentlemen’s Dub Club, Kush Arora, Sunmonx, Nneka, Prince Fatty meets Mutant Hi-Fi, Khayo Ben Yameen, and Céu.
We begin the show with Lebanese writer Elias Khoury who talks about his recently reissued novel As Though She Were Sleeping, a hypnotic, account of a woman who slips in and out of consciousness and dreams, whose inner reality hides from but cannot help but absorb the chaotic world outside of her.
In the second half, poet Todd Boss joins us to talk about his second full-length poetry collection, Pitch. In addition, installation artist is also in the studio to talk about her upcoming collaboration with Todd Boss. Todd Boss’s poems have appeared in Poetry, The London Times, The New Yorker, NPR, and Best American Poetry. His first collection, Yellowrocket, was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award and was named a Midwest Booksellers’ Honor Book for Poetry. He is also a co-founding co-director of Motionpoems, a new poetry film initiative currently collaborating with Milkweed, Graywolf, Copper Canyon and Ecco Press, among other outstanding literary publishers.
Rita Chairpairini joined Kinshasha in the studio to talk about wellness.
Rita has been a student of wellness since age 23 (62 now) when she was pregnant and picked up a book on nutrition. Until that moment she had no idea that changing her diet could change her health.
Rita’s health problems started in her teens. Although her parents took her to doctors she found no help there.
She has read hundreds of books about nutrition over the years and the last seven years or so have gotten into practicing yoga and meditation and spiritual health as well. We are what we eat. We are what we think.
For the last 20 years Rita has been a Real Estate agent. Rita leads a discussion once a month at my Keller Williams Real Estate office. I have taken some courses on Holistic Nutrition but most of what I know I just learned “organically” by being curious.