Deep Funk Afro Beat set featuring mostly contemporary groups. We hear brand new tracks from Magic in Threes, Nostalgia 77, The Echocentrics, The Liberators. Also in the mix: Richie Phoe, Cochemea Gastelum, The Mackrosoft, Tony Allen, K Frimpong…
In celebration of the upcoming International Workers’ Day and “El día del niño” (celebrated in Mexico on April 30), this program presents music about labor, workers, children and childhood. The literature segment presents a small homage to the great Chilean poet Gonzalo Rojas —who passed away this Monday, April 25.
The Birds and The Bees! Spring is here, and we looks at a variety of birds and bees topics. Michael Lee and Adrienne Widener from the Minnesota AIDS Project discuss the AIDS Walk, interim ED Cheryl Jensen discusses transitions at District 202, and neuroscientist Simon LeVay discusses his book Gay, Straight, and The Reason Why.
Today’s show started off with a radical reworking of the Beatles’ Blackbird (Dead of Night by Mauritian percussionist/singer Mo Kolours) and things kept moving in eclectic, serendipitous directions including cuts from Omar Sosa, Abdou Guité Seck and Céu (all with upcoming or ongoing Minneapolis performances).