Music

Starting off with a percussive blast from Trinidad, today’s African Rhythms on KFAI careened around the globe, tracking musical influences and trends that completely disregard borders. The show features a vintage 70’s Afro-rock set, taking in cuts from Cymande, Blo, Mandrill and Santana, plus much more.

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Michael Cavlan, RN (who volunteered after 9/11 with his experinece treating burn victims);longtime community activist on issues from single-payer universsal healthcare, peace and ecnoomic justice. Canddidate with the Open Progressive Party chalenging US Senator AMy Klobuchar (D-MN)

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8/25 in a nutshell…
This week in GotchaSKAvered, another double-shot: the Skaravan came to its final destination in Tokyo (from TSPO’s best-of) via a long haul from Kingston (Skatalites, Top Deck take 3). The return flight , also featuring music from Moon Hop, Ska Dynamics and a pair of Madness alumni, was launched by another space-themed 4@4 warp-driven by the Riddimates and winding up at Roy Ellis’ skinhead shindig on the Moon. A space vibe also ran through the Voov, with Sherwood B. Fun dropping Black Hole Sun (Moog Cookbook style), The Girl from Venus (Moogophonic-a-delia from Perrey Kingsley) and Galaxy Tourist (awshucks-irresistable ear-candy from The Peppertones) into the mix. The Opening Oldies Hour (just say ooh) blasted off to the sounds of Tommy McCook, Jackie Mittoo, Don Drummond and the band they were all part of, The Skatalites. Also listen for The Selecter’s transitional single The Whisper.
Ooh, indeed!

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Dueling Granainas and Miles Davis playing a Saeta sandwich a snippet of conversation in which guitarist/composer Ben Abrahamson and Kristina talk about the mix of creativity and technique required to present a successful piece of music or dance.

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Nick Ashford Dedication On this episode of Radio Pocho we bring you music by the late great Nick Ashford, one half of the talented songwriting duo of Ashford Simpson. We also welcome special guests Audio Perm, in to talk about their first ever Audio Perm Block Party.

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Best of Youth Radio (Several producers). Listen to stories on Aspergers, African-American good hair and one boy’s tale of living with foster parents after surviving physical abuse from his father.

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Jackson and the ladies this afternoon. Angie and Sweet Mama J, I was in good hands. Sweet Mama J came in to talk about her gig this Saturday night at Lee’s, opening for Dave Gonzalez & The Stone River Boys. She also sang with Wanda Jackson tonight at Xcel Energy Center, opening for Adele.

Second hour was devoted to music featuring Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan, a.k.a. Flo & Eddie as either lead or backup singers. We played some of their solo material, Turtles songs, Zappa, T. Rex, Stephen Stills, Mothers….even a little bit from their old syndicated radio show. Flo & Eddie will be appearing at the State Fair Monday night, rain or shine.

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Europe opens the program today (Greece Spain) but we also hear from Ghana, Haiti, and some Afrobeat salsa and some local Willie Murphy as well.

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