Music

Tonight’s program is all music, which ranges from the past up to the very latest of music from Radio France Internationale (RFI). All music is in French, but artists are from many different French-speaking countries. Caryl announces the songs in French and after listening to the song, Olaf tells something of the meaning and something about the artist in English. There are announcements in English of current events(films, theater and other)taking place in the Twin Cities. Olaf announces news from France, sometimes serious

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It’s a heavy-hitting poetry show! Greg Hewett joins us in the studio to talk about his newest book of poetry, darkacre. Greg Hewett is the author of three other collections of poetry, including The Eros Conspiracy and Red Suburb.

Poet Steve Healey also joins us to talk about his newest collection, 10 Mississippi. He is also the author of Earthling, and his poems have appeared in the anthology Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century and the journals American Poetry Review, Boston Review, jubilat, and others.

Filmmaker Mike Hazard will also be on hand to preview a documentary he has recently completed about Twin Cities poet Roy McBride. It’s called A Poet Poets (those who know McBride will be familiar with the phrase), and its premier screening with be Sunday, January 30th, at 3 and 4 p.m. at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis.

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Had a visit from actors in the studio today. A new movie made in Minnesota called Hunting Buddies just went national. The producers and the hunting buddies from the film stopped by to chat.

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Live in the Studio: Orkestar Bez Ime

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Happy Birthday, Jobim!!!!

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MN Soundtrack host Jonathan Kennedy joined me during the 2nd hour, and spun Notes from the Underground, obscure favorite music local and far!

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Five stories from KFAI’s 10,000 Fresh Voices series:

1. Sound Artist Viv Corringham
Produced by Bill Lindeke
Viv Corringham became fascinated with Twin Cities skyways when she moved to Minneapolis from London. So much so, that she created the “Skyways Project”—a unique sound collage that blends singing with ambient sound recorded from the skyways.

2. Artist Harriet Bart
Produced by Britt Aamodt
You can find work by artist Harriet Bart in collections of major art museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. But lately she’s devoted herself to more “elemental” pursuits—fire and ice. KFAI’s Britt Aamodt talks to Bart about her two current exhibits: “Winter Projects” and “Drawn in Smoke.”

3. Photographer Brian Rauvola & the Duluth Photography Institute
Produced for the Radio Gallery series at KUMD
The Duluth Photography institute offers a gallery, studio, digital workstations with printers, and workshops. It is a resource for photographers of all levels, from amateurs to professionals, and a place to gain experience. Founder Brian Rauvola talked with Radio Gallery producers about DPI.
KUMD is broadcast from the University of Minnesota-Duluth
Duluth Photography Institute is located at 405 E Superior St, Suite 140.

4. Photographer Jila Nikpay & Faces of New America
Produced by Jessica Folker
“Faces of New America” is a new portrait exhibit by photographer Jila that explores the complex identities of immigrant youth. The show is currently on display at the Minneapolis Central Library through the end of January, and will later travel to other public libraries in the seven-county metro area. KFAI producer Jessica Folker spoke to Nikpay about how this generation of young immigrants is changing what it means to become American.

5. North Indian Ghazal Singer Pooja Goswami-Pavan
Produced by Mahi Palanisami
Centuries ago, when the Moguls invaded India, they committed atrocities on the local people, but were also mesmerized by local arts and culture. Unable to speak the language, the invaders adapted local music by singing vowel sounds instead of words. Today Dr. Pooja Goswami-Pavan performs Hindustani music in the Twin Cities and in India. She explains how this ancient improvisational art form is linked to daily life.

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