Orkestar Bez Ime is Bulgarian for “orchestra without a name.” The local group formed in 2002 to bring Balkan dance music to the Upper Midwest. It performs across the country with a repertoire that reaches from Albania to the Ukraine, with plenty of stops in-between. Tonight on MinneCulture, producer Daniel Zamzow captures their recent performance at Acadia Cafe. For more information on Orkestar Bez Ime, visit rogaria.com.
President Barack Obama came to Minnesota on February 4th to tout the city’s success in reducing gun violence. He used the setting to make a case for expanding background checks for gun purchases, and to place limits on the purchase of certain kinds of firearms and high capacity clips.
Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders return home this week after a phenomenal performance at the 29th International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, where the band made it to the semi-final round. Tonight, MinneCulture presents an encore performance of Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders, recorded at Harriet Brewing’s Tap Room and produced for KFAI by Daniel Zamzow. To learn more about Crankshaft, visit crankshaftmusic.com.