Karl plays some honky tonkin’ Cajun with some rockin’ Zydeco. Just tiny bit of Swamp Pop today. Early on we do a bunch of Steve Riley in the Mamou Playboys, Racines and High Performance to celebrate the boys coming to town last week.
Inspired by the State Fair appearance of the hugely talented Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, some sounds of New Orleans:
Rebirth Brass Band: Tornado Special (Take It to the Street; Rounder)
Mahogany Brass Band: St. James Infirmary (Best of the Brass Bands; Sound of New Orleans)
Original Pinstripe Brass Band: Last Chance to Dance (Your Last Chance to Dance; Orleans)
Fernando Arenas introduces new music he’s brought back from the Cape Verde Islands; Togolese-Minnesotan musician Yawo drops in after playing the State Fair to share new studio work done in Togo; bill Orth plays favorites from East Africa.
Environmental journalist Dianne Dumanoski discusses her novel, The End of the Long Summer,an examination of the forces behind climate change in the tradition of Silent Spring and The Fate of the Earth.
Jennifer Dodgson from the Loft joins us to talk about new educational offerings at the Loft.
Wendy Brown-Baez also joins us to talk about writing circles for healing, her work with at-risk youth and poetry, and her love poetry recently collected in the book Ceremonies of the Spirit. More information about her work is available at www.wendybrownbaez.com:http://www.wendybrownbaez.com.