Think of “co-ops” and you might conjure up images of bulk food stores and tie-dye wearing hippies. But in the 1970s, co-op wars raged in the Twin Cities, dividing communities and fracturing the young movement. In this documentary, producer Maria Almli interviews those who were there. Learn how the co-op wars began—when a secretive group in support of Marxist principles began retooling operations for the newly emerging hippie grocery stores—and how members found themselves in the midst of a car bombing and violent takeovers.
2 Hours of Deep Soul, Blues, Gospel, & Funk sounds on vinyl platters, featuring sides by Bobby Rush, Little Ed & The Soundmasters Band, Carolyn Veal, The Mysterious Gospel Singers, Howard Tate, Patrinell Staten, Marvin Holmes & The Uptights, The Rhythm Masters, Roger Collins & many more…
This program presents Cuban “Trova tradicional”, music from Oaxaca, México, and the art of the Bandoneón. The literature segment is dedicated to the Chilean poet Nicanor Parra, winner of the 2011 Miguel de Cervantes Prize.
We started the show with a new track from Kae Sun, born in Ghana and living in Toronto (his new EP is available as a free download here), heard a set of Bachata from the Domincan Republic and some great Nigerian reissues, plus music from Kenya, Uganda, Cape Verde and points beyond with Brad, Jojo and Charlie.