May 2018 Archives

May 1st, listen to Write On! Radio when Lynette talks with life-long poet and former radio host Jules Nyquist about her poetry collection Homesick, then. Her books have been finalists for the NM/AZ book awards and she is the founder of Jules' Poetry Playhouse, LLC based in Albuquerque, NM. She earned her MFA in Writing & Literature (Poetry) from Bennington College in Vermont. She took a B.A. in Creative Writing from from Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN.

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Among the new stuff this week, we have a band by the hilarious nom-de-pun Ronald Reggae… or one of them, anyway. There are TWO Ronald Reggaes, one outa New York, and one based in Tel Aviv, and we played the Israeli outfit's astonishingly accomplished Queen reggaefication arrangement "Jamaican Rhapsody" which must be heard to be believed!  This after we hear the jazz standard "Tenderly" reggae-dubbed by Barcelona big-band Drop Collective, also a new release (rel. 4/6/18) not even a month old.

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Opening today's journey starts off in Spain/Espana… then to Argentina, then to White Earth, MN. Then a promo for a musical bio-flick/film screening this afternoon at the  the 37th annual MSP International Film Festival, Best of the Fest… along the riverfront at 5 pm: Carolina Chocolate Drops. From there I move on to Mali for three artists from that W. African Nation. Returning 'stateside' to native american artist Buffy Ste-Marie. This week's program wraps up with a Venezuelan group, Daboa, followed by a cut from a Senegalese Mbalax artist covering a Marley track.

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