Today's program opens with a sequence of Portuguese-speaking groups – from Portugal as well as African & Latin American countries which were colonies of the former Portugal empire… (Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and Brasil). Highlighted by Caetano Veloso's tribute to the abolition of slavery in Brasil on May 13 – 13 de Maio. Also three tracks from Fatoumata Diawara, who just came back to Minneapolis for another great show at The Cedar… mixed with some new tracks from Rokia Traore's newest release, "Ne' So". Dealing with topics of recent concern, Islamophobia, war & dislocation bring
Opening today's program in Brasil – a country undergoing a "coup d'etat" led by 'elites' and wealthy corporate leaders. The first half hour or so features some music & voices from the Northeastern section of Brasil. That leads into a short tribute to Bob Dylan followed by our very own Prince ! The second hour features new releases from Central and West Africa, including two tracks from Haiti as well.