Arts & Culture

Hosts Norman Strizek & Dixie Treichel sit in for Leigh Combs

Spinnin’ tunes all night long

Kristina plays super-slow, sentimental tangos, and she also chats with Melinda Hedgecorth, a dancer visiting from Sevilla, about Melinda's first years of flamenco study in America and in Spain.

Germaine Gemberling Live at Lee’s

Germaine Gemberling is a singer-songwriter born and raised in St. Paul. She began studying music a child, and grew up in the midst of the indie-rock explosion that brought us the Replacements, Husker Du, Jayhawks and Soul Asylum. She fronted her first band at 17—the all-girl punk band SMUT—who signed to Spanish Fly/Twin-Tone Records in 1992. A few years later Germaine left the Twin Cities for the beauty and solitude of northern Minnesota. She performs with her folk-rock band, Junkboat, as well as acoustically with Rich Mattson and Ol’ Yeller. Her most recent release, Generator, was recorded at Sparta Sound in 2013.

This program was recorded at Lee’s Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis by Tom Garneau.

THIRD PARTY
A gripping political thriller from The Truth

A Middle Eastern musical variety mix – from Montreal, Morocco via the UK, & Israel in the first 40 mins. That is followed by a three song set by Toronto’s Kobo Town for a new calypsonian poetry/activism. Then we hear a two song selection from Ethiopian retro group from Boston’s Berklee School of Music, Debo Band, who recently played the Cedar Cultural Center. Then the highlight of the show — a first listen to an exclusive interview with Oliver Mtukudzi, superstar from Zimbabwe, Southern Africa — conducted by Minna Zhou who joined me on today’s Global Beat.

Tonight we debuted the excellent new compilation The Eastern Rising on the Svaha Sound label; the soulful “My Homeys” from Marina P; Cornel Campbell’s righteous “New Scroll” on Zion High Productions and the great “Eek-ology” set (2-CD, 1-DVD) chronicling the career of Eek-A-Mouse (on 17 N. Parade/VP). With Mad Professor & Joe Ariwa in town this week (at 7th St. Entry), we put together a varied Ariwa set – which included the Professor’s sublime “Samba Dub Experience” album. More new music tonight from HIRIE, The Process, Mungo’s Hi-Fi (ft. Lady Ann), General Jah Mikey, Bass Culture Players, Brain Damage meets Vibronic, Zombies of Death, Dr. Epidemic, and Karma Dub. More great tunes from Orquestra Brasileira de Musica Jamaicana (OBMJ), Little Tempo, Ill-Esha, Luz, John Brown’s Body, SXtheMadArtist, Up, Bustle & Out, Rhea Creole Lawrence & The Dub Master, Tommy McCook, Minneapolis Dub Ensemble, and more…

We speak with Tim Ward about his book What the Buddha Never Taught, his bestseller about life in one of the strictest monasteries in Southeast Asia, back in print in a new 20th anniversary edition.

We also talk with Swati Avasthi about her new novel Chasing Shadows. She is also the author of the novel Split, which won many awards, including the 2011 International Reading Association Award.

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