Arts & Culture

Tune in Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 7pm to hear a mixed bag of queer-a-licious theater, music & dance. A menagerie of guests from the Minnesota Fringe Festival come on Fresh Fruit to talk about their shows with LGBTQ content, creators, and/or performers. Each guest gets 5 minutes to plug their show and then it’s on to the next. It’s crazy, kooky and queer!

On this weeks True Brit!, host Simon Husbands welcomes the US born writer and teacher, podcaster and musicologist, also resident of Japan, Mr.Tim Young!

 

Brushy One-String is Jamaica’s—and likely the world’s—foremost self-taught, one-string guitar player. He was invited to perform just last month at the 11th annual globalFEST, New York’s highly-esteemed music festival featuring 12 artists from around the world on three stages in one night. A couple of days before Brushy hit the stage, KFAI’s Minna Zhou sat down with the Jamaican bluesman for an exclusive interview and performance session. Originally aired February 6, 2014 on African Rhythms.

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Opening Reception
Wed, Jan 22, 2 pm
Bethel University Community Life Center – Benson Great Hall

KFAI, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas and Bethel University have partnered to present Transfer of Memory, a photo exhibit of Holocaust survivors living, or who have lived, in Minnesota. On display at Bethel University through February 13, the exhibit features 37 portraits of survivors by photographer David Sherman.

The reception takes place Wed, Jan 22, at 2pm in the Benson Great Hall. It features survivor Dora Zaidenweber, who will recount stories from her newly published family memoir, Sky Tinged Red. Ms. Zaidenweber will also take questions from the audience and sign books following the reception.

The event is free and open to the public, and part of What’s in the Mix—a series of community engagment forums made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. It will be recorded and broadcast during an upcoming episode of MinneCulture, KFAI’s weekly arts and culture program that airs Wednesdays at 7:30pm.

For a map and directions visit Bethel University.

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January 20, 2014, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year, many are commemorating the 50th anniversary of his historical march on Washington, which took place on August 28, 1963. This Wednesday MinneCulture, KFAI presents a conversation with Minnesota civil rights activists who were there. Producer Susan Gray interviews Dr. Josie Johnson, Reverend Rollie Robinson, and Max Fallek in this audio documentary: “Minnesota Freedom Marchers Reflect on the Fight for Justice.” Tune in Wednesday, January 22, at 7:30pm.

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Womenfolk will feature the top women's folk/acoustic CDs of 2013 on Tuesday, January 14th as voted by you! To cast your vote for your top picks of the past year, email womenfolkradio@gmail.com by Sunday, January 12th at 6 pm. Then tune in on Tuesday from 2-4 pm Central to hear your favorite albums and picks from DJs, critics and your favorite Womenfolk artists!

Womenfolk’s “Songs of Winter” special on 12/17 featuring an interview with Heather Masse.

This Thursday, Fernando Meza, Chair of the Percussion program at the University of Minnesota, comes to Encuentro to share with us in a journey around the world through an instrument that lives in many cultures: the marimba.  This instrument has a rich history and tradition in many countries, in and beyond Latin America, and, in some, it has even been declared as the national instrument.

 

KFAI’s Womenfolk and Rollin’ and Tumblin’ team up to present a folk & blues special on 11/26 from 2-6:30 pm

On two consecutive programs, Thursday, November 14, and Thursday, November 21, Encuentro will present “No basta rezar: La música de la Teología de la Liberación” (To pray is not enough: The music of Liberation Theology).  These programs will feature Latin American folk music and songs that have formed a sort of “songbook" for the movement in the Catholic church that has come to be known as "Liberation Theology”, and will play examples from a number of Latin American masses that capture this movement, with a special emphasis on the “Misa Campe

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