Music


Musical explorations from Lee Scratch Perry, King Sunny Ade, Rocket Juice & the Moon and The Spy from Cairo were among the highlights of this week’s eclectic edition of African Rhythms…

5/10 in a nutshell…

A stretched-out 4@4 (with 3 tunes in the 7:+mn. range), a GotchaSKAllipop straight off a band’s website, Ska from Studio 5 and a ska Rocky theme were highlights of Hour 3. Working our way back, Sherwood got funky with some MFSB, El Coco and Milt Jackson in an hour that kicked off with the three Y’s… Yello, YMCK and YMO. What makes ‘em the “Three Y’s”? Just the fact that they’re back-to-back-to-back in the playlist, y’all… and if I find three more Y’s to run consecutively, then they’ll be the three Y’s. Lastly… this was the week we learned of the passing of The Skatalites’ mighty Lloyd Brevett on the upright, so we put together a Skatalites-driven all-star cast in the opening set of the “Ooh”…including the Wailing Wailers, Jackie Opel, The Maytals and Lee Perry. The Lloyds of Kingston are now reunited in the Great Beyond… May Knibb and Brevett Rock (steady) In Peace.

La Magdalena picked the music for this show too, but Kristina had to make a lot of substitutions! Meanwhile, Kristina and her guest Susana di Palma of Zorongo Flamenco are still engrossed in conversation about the behind the scenes details of producing flamenco theater.

On tonight’s episode of Radio Pocho, we will feature DJs Miguel Vargas and Brandon Bagaason, and our very special guests, Mundo Libre, another set of hip-hop brothers: Thomas Akrite and Ramiro Vazquez, reppin’ Southside Mpls to the fullest.

Charlotte van Cleve: a Minnesota Legacy
Produced by Bobbie Scott

Charlotte Ouisconsin Clark Van Cleve was a remarkable woman who left a legacy in Minnesota. A newborn Charlotte arrived here in 1819, when her father landed with the Fifth Infantry to construct Fort Snelling. Spending her formative years at remote military posts instilled in Charlotte a love of the flag, and throughout her life she exemplified strong patriotism and an altruistic nature. She raised a large family, and after the Civil War, founded Bethany Home—a safe-haven for “fallen” girls and women. Charlotte served tirelessly as the president of Bethany Home for more than twenty years, often taking unpopular stands in support of those she called her “girls.” Despite her sometimes controversial opinions, Charlotte was a beloved and respected member of the community throughout her long life. This MinneCulture documentary was produced by Bobbie Scott, with production assistance by Nancy Sartor. Special thanks to Sabrina Crews, Lisa Day, Ron Grogg, Christine and Jeff Nordin, and the Historic Fort Snelling Fife and Drum Corps.

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