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“Finnish Tango is not well known outside of Finland,” a statement reads on Finntango.com, the web site for fiddler Sara Pajunen’s latest project, Tango Pohjan Tahden. On Pam Without Boundaries Monday, May 20th, at 11am, we’ll explore Finnish Tango through the songs of this new group.

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Hi folks. Karl Smelker here. I am hosting the radio show this Friday the 17th. I will have a special guest in studio, Mr. Ben Sandmel. Ben is an author, folklorist, producer, drummer and general renaissance man for all things cool in Louisiana. Louisiana Rhythms listeners may know him from from the book Zydeco! which he wrote in conjunction with photography by Rick Olivier (http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/825)

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KFAI DJs will be on the scene at Art-A-Whirl this weekend, spinning on Friday and Saturday at the Silent Auction Gallery #332 of the Northrup King Building. Explore the amazing art and meet some of your favorite KFAI programmers.

FRIDAY, MAY 17
5 – 6:30pm: Jacquie Maddix “Lady J” / Rollin’ and Tumblin’
6:30 – 8pm: DJ Steely / Kinda Cloudy Radio
8 – 9pm: Sarah Lageson / House Party
9 – 10pm: Mick & Tom Novak / Louisiana Rhythms & This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’

SATURDAY, MAY 18

noon – 1:30pm: Brad Wrolstad / African Rhythms
1:30 – 3pm: Liberty Finch / The Pop Shop
3 – 4:30pm: Miguel Vargas / Radio Pocho
4:30 – 6pm: Old School Bob & Nu Skool Katey / Fused Funk
6 – 7pm: Glen Leslie / Jet Set Planet
7 – 8pm: Mason Butler & Ben Heath / Below the Waste

On this week's True Brit! host Simon Husbands takes a few minutes to prod and probe Mr. Brian Just of the Brian Just Band – find out more about this great singer / songewriter at www.brianjust.com or just tune in to True Brit! on Friday night at midnight. Or any time, streaming on KFAI!

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Local songwriter Taylor Robert brings his “roll n’ soul” songwriting style to Pam Without Boundaries Monday, May 6th, 11am. The son of a traveling preacher, Taylor honed his incredible, soulful singing chops in church choirs, becoming a stand-out soloist before he reached middle-school. Once his family landed in Minnesota, he had the chance to leave again, touring as a youngster with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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On this week's True Brit!, singer songwriter Steve Noonan will be in the studio to talk shop, as well as to play some songs and share his passions! Join him and host Simon Husbands for a 'once around the block' on Friday night at midnight!

www.stevenoonansongs.com

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In collaboration with the Walker Art Center, KFAI will provide a live remote broadcast of a “Heroic Frenzies: The Music of Craig Taborn” on Friday, April 26, at 8pm (MN Sound & Jet Set Planet will return next week).

An acclaimed pianist and composer, Craig Taborn will return to his beloved Minneapolis at the Walker Art Center, and present performances in three different settings – as a solo pianist featuring work from his first solo performance on the ECM label, “Avenging Angel” – then eclectic compositions with his current band, Junk Magic (Dave King/drums; Erik Fratzke/bass; Chris Speed/tenor saxophone; Mat Maneri/viola) AND in his trio setting with long-time colleagues Gerald Cleaver/drums and Thomas Morgan/bass -Taborn’s newest release just released two weeks ago – “Chants”.

To find out where you can hear more Craig Taborn on KFAI

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On this week's True Brit!, host Simon Husbands will be welcoming Blake Thomas – acclaimed musician and creator of the new radio themed musical, STAY TUNED – and we'll be giving away tickets for you to enjoy!

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WE Jammin LIVE in KFAI IN-STUDIO 5,
Ray Covington & Guests hosted by The Lennie Chism Show

Attend Ray Covington and Guests After Hours – … on air live
in-studio set hosted by The Lennie Chism Show at KFAI Radio
Late Friday Night, Early Saturday Morning 2:30am-3:30am

We’ll be livestreaming “The Lennie Chism Show” friday overnight or saturday morning between
2:00 am – 6:00 am. We invite you to check it out.

Here is the URL to see the livestream feed…

 

Friday, April 19, two talented vocalists from different corners of the music world visit the Fubar Omniverse (10 AM-Noon).

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