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Posted on: February 24th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Remember Africville, as former residents from one of Canada’s earliest Black settlement on the shores of Bedford Basin (Halifax, Nova Scotia), discuss displacement and redevelopment. Berel Alexander represents the Yiddish Theatre Group as they kick off the Jewish Music Festival in Berkeley later this week. And two lovely young ladies–Adella and Kairi–share youthful wisdom about Black History Month. Music from Buika, (returning to San Francisco this Saturday), commentary and more, happen on 89.5Fm, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 24th February 2015, 4pm – 6pm, PST, For the People, with host Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com). Tune in, see.

“For the People”

Posted on: February 9th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Ernie Pinata, Bay Area Treasure and band leader of the Delta Wires (www.deltawires.com), joins us in-studio to discuss their current work and their upcoming performance at Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com). Got long overdue commentary for you, and Nicholas Payton (www.nicholaspayton.com) talks about his incredible work and an upcoming performance at the JCCSF (www.jccsf.org) on Sweetheart’s Day, 14 February 2015. Hear that and more, Tuesday, the 10h February, 2015, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, and throughout cyberspace, www.kpoo.com, For the People, 4pm – 6pm, PST.

“For the People”

Posted on: February 2nd, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Celebrate living legend and Bay Area Treasure, John Handy (www.johnhandy.com), who goes 82 on Tuesday, the 3rd February, on KPOO, San Francisco, “For the People”. Also, hear a conversation about the recent International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, with in-studio guest, Steven Suen, proprietor of Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com). Additionally, we remember the life and music of Varetta “Mercy Mr. Percy” Dillard. Then, Jason Crosby of Doobie Decible System Band (www.ddsband.com), joins us for an in-studio acoustic set in support of the upcoming Greg Anton Book signing at Sweetwater (www.sweetwatermusichall.com) in Mill Valley on Sunday the 8th. And, Grammy-Award winning trumpeter, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Nicholas Payton (www.nicholaspayton.com), shares his wisdom, prior to a return visit to the Jewish Community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org), on Sweetheart’s Day. Hear that and more, Tuesday, the 3rd February 2015, 4pm – 6pm, PST, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, “For the People”. Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

Chata Gutierrez, 3/4/53-12/17/13

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013 by DJ Marilynn
Chata Gutierrez Chata Gutierrez & Bobby Webb

It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that Micaela “Chata”Gutierrez joined her ancestors Tuesday morning, December 17, after her 5-year battle with cancer. Chata has been with KPOO since the beginning, when she was only 18 years old. She was a wonderful DJ and an even more wonderful person.

On Saturday, December 21, during what would have been her show, people came to the station to pay tribute to their friend. Their words spoke more eloquently than we ever could.

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