Music Announcements

On Sunday, June 8th, Encuentro dedicates a special program in observance of the great Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca’s 110th birthday (June 5, 1898 — August 19, 1936).

This is it: end of story, fini, the grand finale, the drain the oil and strap a brick to the gas pedal final edition of Radio Rumpus Room. After over 19 years of apologies, we’re done. And we’re wrapping it up in style: three, yes, THREE hours of partying with Ron and Jean, from 9 p.m.-midnight this Friday, May 28.

Everything’s coming up roses this Tuesday on Womenfolk as we celebrate the recent Earth Day holiday with springtime songs about flowers blooming, birds returning and all kinds of good, green things. You’ll hear favorites from Nanci Griffith, Gillian Welch and Emmylou Harris as well as hot new releases from Eliza Gilkyson, The Wailin’ Jennys and this month’s Womenfolk Find Abbie Gardner.

Join host Glen Leslie this Friday, November 25, from 9:00 – 10:30pm for a Night of Hollywood Polynesia on Jet Set Planet. We’ll be hearing the best of the best from the world of Exotica. Also on tap is an interview with Exotik-a-GoGo, the house band at Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge in Northeast Minneapolis.

Join Glen Leslie in the Fab Four(th) Dimension as he celebrates 90 minutes of Beatles covers by washed-up Easy Listening hacks and wannabes. Stiff, soul-stripping music from deep within the Higher-Than-Fi universe. It happens on Jet Set Planet, Monday, December 14th, from 10:30pm to Midnight. It’s gonna be a hard days nightmare.

In Portuguese, “Fado” means fate or destiny. The origins of Fado music date back to at least the early 1800s.

This Sunday, May 17, at 1 p.m., Encuentro:http://www.kfai.org/encuentro will present a program consisting entirely of Fado, the astoundingly beautiful music that comes from deep within Portugal’s national soul.

This program is motivated by, although not necessarily inspired by, Carlos Saura’s latest film, “Fados, which was shown just a few weeks ago here in the Twin Cities.

Join Will Hale every Friday night at 7pm for Family Groove:node/1034, a new weekly kids music show that kids of any age will like.

Tune in and turn it up this Monday August 11th at Midnight as Radio Revolucion welcomes Minnesota’s original Portañol punkers Favela Rising to KFAI studios.

Tune in to Womenfolk Sunday, February 8th at 11 am as poet Terri Ford and legendary songwriter Claudia Schmidt:http://claudiasings.homestead.com/ stop by the studio to share songs and poems to celebrate Valentine’s Day…Feel the love and learn about fun things to do, with or without a loved one!

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