Thanks to everyone who pledged their support to African Rhythms and KFAI – we surpassed our goal and now can get back to what we do best – play great music! Brad and Jojo (along with Charlie in the second hour) took us on an eclectic tour of West, East, South and North African sounds, both old and fresh.
4/14 in a nutshell…
Ska-de-wah! Maureen and Felicia get Mr. Chauffeured straight to the Vienna Woods to be taught the Ska, and Mr. Bond, James Bond, shows up… you just know there’s a who-o-ole lotta mashin’ goin’ on even BEFORE the party meets up with Baron von Skankin’ Frank… and quite a bit o’ double-dip would characterize what Sherwood B. Funn gets up to by way of kicking off the lounge-y Hour 2! Lounge head-on collides with Ska in the 4@4 Joey Altruda tribute saluting two of his bands, and April’s GotchaSKAvered cover subject Al Capone gets run through in short order by the Hotknives this week… ouch!
“Pocho Brothers from Midwestern Mothers” In the premiere of Radio Pocho Wednesday nights we kick it off en buen stilo with our special guest Lalo Alcaraz.
DJ Lalo avoids the temptation of playing Morrissey but he hits us with some his favorite cuts in music while DJ Miguel Vargas and DJ Ren bring you a few blasts from the past as well as some newer cuts from the last ten years.
Minneapolis Skyways: glass & steel bridges connect downtown
Produced by Britt Aamodt
Minneapolis has the longest skyway system in the United States, and a severe climate that encourages interior walks many months of the year. City planners conceived of skyways in 1959, but didn’t construct the first elevated glass bridges until 1962, connecting downtown buildings. Since their inception, skyways have been appreciated and denigrated in equal measure. KFAI producer Britt Aamodt spent three months in the skyways—talking to city planners, business owners, musicians, editors and bloggers—and compiling this skyways soundscape in advance of the structures’ 50th anniversary.