Today's Wave Project about Minority Parent Involvement in Education was inspired by Sharaud Moore's 2014 visit to Pillsbury United Communities Oak Park in north Minneapolis. Moore was a student in the classroom depicted in the 1992 film Freedom Writers and went on to become a teacher. He says about himself that he had all the ingredients for failure, but wound up on the path to success thanks to an inspiring teacher and support from his mother and grandmother.
A delightful set of poor vinyl quality Brazillian records from the 1950's started this show off. Some of this music sounds like it could have been played in the best elevators and dental offices in Rio De Janeiro. Great stuff with amazing album covers. The middle part of the show was a set of Spanish language SKA tunes from Spain and South & Central America.