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“For the People”

Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (http://www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 25th April 2017, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People.” In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, we recognise the centennial birth of Ella Fitzgerald. Other memorable birthdays include saxophonist Earl Bostic, guitarist/singer Albert King, basketball star Meadowlark Lemon and director/actor Al Pacino, who goes 77. More poetry, commentary as well as ticket giveaways for Yoshi’s (Http://www.yoshis.com), including for Vieux Farka Toure, the “Jimi Hendrix of the Sahara” (http://vieusfarkatoure.com). That’s Tuesday the 25th April, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (http://www.kpoo.com). Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).
Posted on: April 25th, 2017 by Safi wa Nairobi

“For the People”

Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday 11 April, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People.” April is International Poetry Month, so we feature something from Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Yusef Komunyakaa. We, too, have something penned by Lucy Terry, born in Africa in the 18th Century, and deemed to have produced the oldest known work of literature by an African American. Also, since April is Jazz Appreciation Month, “For the People” share another live recording from this year’s Winter JazzFest (www.winterjazzfest.com) held in NYC back in January, as well as music and conversation with the Junius Courtney Big Band (www.juniuscourtneybigband.com), which appear on the 12th April in Berkeley at the Freight and Salvage (www.thefreight.org). That and more, along with ticket giveaways (Lady Rizo at the Great American Music Hall—this week, the Junius Courtney Big Band at the Freight and Salvage—this week, and Vieux Farka Toure (www.vieuxfarkatoure.com), at Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.com). That and more, Tuesday the 11th April, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), “For the People.” Special thanks to Afrikahn Jahmal Dayvs (https://jzl1.wordpress.com), Miss M and C-Tone (engineers providing quality sound), the San Francisco Public Library (www.sfpl.org), and you listeners. Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).
Posted on: April 11th, 2017 by Safi wa Nairobi

“For the People”

Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday 4 April, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People.” We remember the prolific speech given by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence, as well as the assassination of “the king of love”. Got new music from Mali, with Oumou Sangare’s “Yere Faga,” the lead single from her much anticipated latest album, “Mogoya,” to be released May 19th. April is International Poetry Month, so we feature three poets: Paradise Free Jah Love, Jessica Care Moore (www.jessicacaremoore.com), and the late, great, Amiri Baraka (www.amiribaraka.com). As we continue to highlight this year’s 15th Annual Oakland International Film Festival (www.oiff.org), expect interviews from two filmmakers: Robbin Rae (“Oakland in Blue”), and Donna C. Roberts (“Yemanja: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil”). Also, since April is Jazz Appreciation Month, “For the People” shares live recordings from this year’s Winter JazzFest (www.winterjazzfest.com) held in NYC back in January. That and more, including several ticket giveaways, Tuesday the 4th April, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), “For the People.” Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).
Posted on: April 3rd, 2017 by Safi wa Nairobi

“For the People”

Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday 28 March, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People.” Singer, songwriter, and composer Lilan Kane (https://www.facebook.com/lilankanemusic/) will be in-studio to talk about her upcoming one-year reunion performance in Oakland with Jackie Gage (http://jackiegage.org) at Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.com). Author Regina Mason joins us in-studio to discuss “Gina’s Journey: The Search for Henry Grimes” (www.ginasjourney.com). Director and co-founder David Roach (also in-studio) will elaborate on this year’s 15th annual Oakland International Film Festival (www.oiff.org). Also, in-studio guests Charles Bonner, Esq, and Emmanuel Shemdoe provide an update on the solar panel project in Tanzania (www.gcfund.org). That and more, including several ticket giveaways, Tuesday the 28th March, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), “For the People.” Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).
Posted on: March 28th, 2017 by Safi wa Nairobi

“For the People”

Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday 21 March, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People.” Help us celebrate 27 years of independence in Namibia. You could win tickets to cheque Blues Foundation Nominee John del toro Richardson (www.deltoroblues.com), who is being considered for his album: Tengo Blues. Or you may win tickets for Nick Schnebelen (www.nickschnebelnkc.com). Both John and Nick appear here in San Francisco this week at Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com). Also have tickets for the 15th Annual Oakland International Film Festival (www.oiff.org). Finally got that Block Report Radio (www.blockreportradio.com) interview with the last DJ for Prince, Pam the Funkstress. Sadly, “For the People” bid farewell to a Jamaican legend, to a prolific bluesman as well as to the father of Rock and Roll. Also, hear a few birthday salute, including for actor Al Freeman, Jr., and the big man–King Solomon Burke—gone but certainly not forgotten. All that and more, Tuesday the 21st March, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), “For the People.” Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).
Posted on: March 21st, 2017 by Safi wa Nairobi

Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com) Tuesday 14 March, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People.” Hear several birthday salutes, including humanitarian, arranger, composer and singer-songwriter–Quincy Jones (www.quincyjones.com). We remember the legacy of Civil Rights Activist and singer, Fannie Lou Hamer, as well as bluesman Eddie King. Hear our featured conversation for the afternoon with Emanuel Ibrahim Shemdoe and Charles A. Bonner as they discuss fundraising efforts to bring solar energy and other renewable resources to Dar es Salam and surrounding rural area through Bonergies Global Charitable Fund (www.bgcfund.org). The Block Report Radio (www.blockreportradio.com) shares an interview with the last DJ for Prince before his transition, Pam the Funkstress. Hear that and more, plus ticket giveaways Tuesday the 14th March, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), “For the People.” Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).
Posted on: March 14th, 2017 by Safi wa Nairobi

:For the People”

Tune in to KPOO Radio, 89.5FM (www.kpoo.com, Tuesday the 24th January 2017 at 4pm, PST, “For the People,” for several birthday salutes, including actor Ernest Borgnine, saxophonist Jimmy Forrest, ballerina Maria Tallchief, singers Neil Diamond and Aaron and actor Daveed Diggs. The music of Grammy award-winning violinist Mads Tolling is featured, as he prepares to have a CD release party at Yoshis (www.yoshis.com) Sunday the 29th January, with guest vocalist Kenny Washington. Hear that and more, at 4pm, PST, on KPOO, San Francisco, “For the People.” Hosted and produced by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com.).
Posted on: January 24th, 2017 by Safi wa Nairobi

“For the People”

Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, Tuesday the 10th January at 4pm, PDT, “For the People.” Hear a conversation with Frank London of the Klezmatics (www.klezmatics.com), who recently performed at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley (www.freightandsalvage.org). There will also be a live performance and conversation with Blues singer Reverend Rabia (www.revrabia.com), as she prepares for a performance Friday the 13th at the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company (www.hmbbrewingco.com). “For the People” salutes the upcoming musical tribute honouring the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (www.mlktribute.com) at the 15th annual “in the Name of Love” event being presented Sunday the 15th January at the Oakland Scottish Rite Centre by Living Jazz (www.livingjazz.org). Additionally, “For the People” features a conversation with distinguished choreographer, dancer, director Bill T. Jones (www.billtjones.org), whol gives a lecture Sunday the 22nd January 2017 at the Jewish Community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org). That and more, Tuesday the 10th January 2017, 4pm, PDT, on KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), “For the People.” Hosted and produced by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).
Posted on: January 10th, 2017 by Safi wa Nairobi

“For the People”

Tune in to KPOO, San Francisco, 89.5FM, Tuesday the 25th October 2016, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People,” for an interview with David “Ziggy” Marley, following his riveting performance at the Fillmore in San Francisco this past Thursday (21 October). Got more for you regarding the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party (for Self Defence), as well as new music from Michael Skinner and others. Loads of upcoming events, including at Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco (www.biscuitsandblues.com), the Jewish Community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org), the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley (www.freightandsalvage.org), and Yoshi’s in Oakland (www.yoshis.com). Hear that and more, Tuesday the 25th October, 4pm – 6pm, PST, on 89.5FM, KPOO San Francisco, and online at www.kpoo.com, “For the People,” hosted and produced by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).
Posted on: October 24th, 2016 by Safi wa Nairobi

“For the People”

Tune in Tuesday The 20th September, to KPOO, San Francisco, 89.5FM and www.kpoo.com, “For the People,” 4pm – 6pm, PDT. Enjoy in-studio guests: visual artist Adrian Gomez, vising from Costa Rica, with multiple Bay Area exhibitions; and Judy Drummond, host of “Connecting the Dots,” heard every Thursday afternoon on KPOO. Also, hear part one of the salute to former KPOO programmer, activist and humanitarian, Barbra Lubinski. That and more this Tuesday, the 20th September, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, and throughout cyberspace, www.kpoo.com, produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).
Posted on: September 19th, 2016 by Safi wa Nairobi