A Special 35th Anniversary Pledge Day special on Global Beat… reflecting back on the reggae scene in Mpls. in 1978 – when KFAI first was heard. J.Otis Powell! sits in with Doug in honor of the 90.3 / 106.7 Frequencies — helping to raise XXtra special funds in honor of the birthday. Doug began his run with KFAI in its first year so he nears his 35th anniversary of making the global community present over the airwaves.
New music from Zimbabwe from the percussionist with Oliver Mtukudzi, Strovers opens the show followed by tunes from the late Lucky Dube and a preview of the Buena Vista Social Club who return to MN. after many years. Later on the program features some highlights of tonite’s Global Roots festival Cedar Cultural Ctr. from Boston, MA --- the Debo Band alongside the re-view of last night's closing act, from the Ukraine - Dahka Brakha. Also a preview of the sold-out show Thursday nite The Cedar, BIlly Bragg.