April 2011 Bonjour Minnesota Archives

It’s pledge drive! Louise and Caryl interview Georges Kiss, a French harpsichordist, who will appear in concert with Patrick Dillery at Sundin Hall on the campus of Hamline University on Wednesday, April 7. The duo will play Baroque music and a modern piece based on Latin American dances: the rhumba, the havanero, and others. The radio programs continues with a varied selection of old and new French music, including many from the thank you cd’s given to listeners who pledge on Bonjour Minnesota.

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Guest Marya Morstad speaks of the upcoming films and other festivities of the Minneapolis/St. Paul InernationaL Film Festival. St. Anthony Main Cinema will be the site of greatly enlarged festival.

Tonight’s music features an eclectic selection of music, both old and new from France and other French-speaking countries. Two interesting songs from Africa are sometimes amusing and surprising about the growth of women’s rights (La Condition Masculine by Francis Bebey Samba by les Amazones de Guinée).

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Guest Marya Morstad speaks of the International film festival now showing from April 14 through May 5 at the St. Anthony Main Theatre on all of their 5 screens. Many French films are included in the 200 plus films which will be shown.

Music tonight is an eclectic mixture of old and new from several French-speaking countries.

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Tonight’s is Susan Smuschowski, director of the Minnesota Film Festival running until May 5 at the St. Anthony Main Cinema. Five screens will show international films during the day and the evening. Susan tells us of the French films which will be shown and of the variety of events at this largest of all film festivals.

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