World Music

This program presents music from Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela and Mexico. The Literature segment presents some selections from a Spanish language version of the “Rubáiyát” by the Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher and poet Omar Khayyám.

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We’ve been talking about the shows for weeks and the time has come: Calypso royalty Mighty Sparrow and Calypso Rose are appearing at the Dakota tonight, and Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen’s long-awaited show at the Cedar is this Saturday, April 23. On today’s show we heard tracks from Sparrow and Tony Allen (on his own and with Fela Ransome-Kuti on a 1971 tune that made Fela a sensation in Nigeria) along with a wide variety of African and African-inspired music that we could barely fit into the 2 hour time slot.

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“Palabristas: Word Slingers” On this episode of RP we’re visited by Chican@/Latin@ spoken word collective Palabristas. A haiku battle breaks out throughout the show and a guest DJ joins the Pocho crew to spin some tunes…Sir Mex-A-Lot.

We have spoken word performances by Rodrigo Sanchez Chavarria, Larry Lucio and Emmanuelle Ortiz as well as an interview by New York based poet Brandon Lacy Campos. Keep track of this great collective at Palabrista.org

And as always we have the tunes that make spring bloom.

Stay in touch with our guests:
www.palabristas.org
www.mnwordslinger.com
www.amplifiedlife.com
www.myfeetonlywalkforward.com

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Another night filled with a bunch of new dub… Starting off with the new Bandulu Dub remix album “Volcanic Eruptions” (on Dan Dada Records), Sardinia Bass Legalize’s new “Timeline” EP (aquietbump), and the very cool “Marijuana Dreams” from Dubblestandart (Echo Beach).

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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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Tribute to Billy Bang (1947-2011)

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