Music

2/29/2008 Louisiana Rhythms
2/29/2008 Fubar Omniverse
2/29/2008 Across The Board

You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat
(Trbute to Roy Scheider)

2/29/2008 Voice Cried Softly
2/28/2008 Collective Eye

Program hosted by J. Otis Powell!

2/28/2008 Fresh Fruit

Host: Pat Nelson

Guest: Gerard Gershonowitz, LUTC, ITP

Facing Future – Being on Top-Financially

2/28/2008 Art Matters
2/28/2008 Blueslady's Time Machine

KFAI Presents Black History Month Specials

3pm: Max Roach – Drums Unlimited
A tribute to the late Max Roach. In this hour-long special Max Roach tells his story with frankness and a characteristic sharp wit, supported by special guests including Dizzy Gillespie, and noted drummers Paul Motion and Art Taylor.

4pm: Sly and the Family Stone: Family Affair
A one-hour radio documentary about Sly the Family Stone, their music, their turbulent history, and the indelible marks they left behind.

5pm: James Brown, Bluesman
The Godfather Of Soul, the late James Brown, will always be remembered for the funk music he developed more than for his blues. But Brown brought his unique spirit and talent to the blues genre and to jazz, even if the recordings were deep cuts on albums or unissued until many years after he made them. This special features some of those deep tracks, including his versions of songs from the repertoire of his greatest influence, Louis Jordan— as well as his haunting King Heroin and other affecting performances not at the top of the James Brown catalog of hits.

Full Schedule:blackhistorymonth2008

2/28/2008 African Rhythms

KFAI Presents Black History Month Specials

1pm: Finding Solid Ground
Finding Solid Ground is a one-hour documentary that examines residents’ sense of security in New Orleans and the Louisiana Gulf Coast, after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. From public housing to Uptown mansions, city music clubs to rural fishing docks, this special covers a range of perspectives. As Louisianans continue to piece and patch together solutions to social, environmental, and economic crises, Finding Solid Ground is an audio snapshot that aims to answer the question: What’s it like down there now?

2pm: Jazz Profiles: Sun Ra
He was an avatar of free improvisation and the first to bring electronics and synthesizers into jazz. But he was also a pianist for the Fletcher Henderson big band. This show is about Sun Ra’s Cosmic Swing.

Find the complete schedule here:blackhistorymonth2008

2/28/2008 Write On Radio!

KFAI Presents Black History Month Specials

11am: What’s The Word: W. E. B. Du Bois
An exploration of the life, work, and lasting influence of African American teacher, author, and activist W. E. B. Du Bois.

11:30am: What’s The Word: The Blues as Literature
The music that we call the blues emerged in the south in the early twentieth century. An expression of African American experience, the blues touched on everyday hardships and realities. On this special, Houston Baker, Jr. talks about the songs of Charlie Patton and the work of novelist Richard Wright, Robert Cantwell shares his vision of the blues as poetry in the lyrics of Robert Johnson, and Angela Y. Davis talks about the 1920s recordings of classic blues women Gertrude Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith.

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