Today's program opens with a sequence of Portuguese-speaking groups – from Portugal as well as African & Latin American countries which were colonies of the former Portugal empire… (Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and Brasil). Highlighted by Caetano Veloso's tribute to the abolition of slavery in Brasil on May 13 – 13 de Maio. Also three tracks from Fatoumata Diawara, who just came back to Minneapolis for another great show at The Cedar… mixed with some new tracks from Rokia Traore's newest release, "Ne' So". Dealing with topics of recent concern, Islamophobia, war & dislocation bring
We speak with Cheri Register about her new book The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape. She has authored many books, including Beyond Good Intentions: A Mother Reflects On Raising Internationally Adopted Children, and Packinghouse Daughter: A Memoir – and she teaches women’s studies at the University of Minnesota.
The Eddies: Chuck Lenz, Mark Richardson, Tom Welna – (missing Paul Martin). Origination as a book club who discovered an affinity and ability to sing together and in harmony. Named after the many eddies that form on the Mississippi. Three songs live: Isn't It Grand Boys, Migulay Boat Song, and When Will We Be Wed?