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“For the People”

Posted on: March 15th, 2016 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (http://www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 15th March, 4pm – 6pm, For the People. Hear Jackie Gage discuss her upcoming debut album release at Yoshi’s (http://www.yoshis.com), which is a double debut release with Lilan Kane (http://www.facebook.com/lilankanemusic). Also, the 15th March marks significant strides in the arts, business and entertainment, including: the first women’s botat race takes place in1927 General Foods is founded by Marjorie Merriweather Post; “My Fair Lady” premiere’s on Broadway; trumpeter and conductor, Harry James is born, funk legend Sly Stone, the soulful Ry Cooder and Will-I-Am, are born. Hear this and more, Tuesday the 15th March, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), “For the People.” Hosted and produced by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: January 12th, 2016 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to 89.5FM, Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, Tuesday the 12th January, 4pm – 6pm, PST, For the People. Hear music from South Africa, the conclusion of the documentary, “Livin’ For Love: The Natalie Cole Story,” as well as more about the upcoming Musical Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther Kin, Jr. There will be commentary, more music, and an humble farewell to Otis Clay. Also, there are several upcoming events which may interest you, beginning with the public libraries throughout the San Francisco Bay Area (and beyond!). Search your library choice(s) for dates/times. The Sound Room (www.soundroom.org)–closed through Thursday the 14th–reopens on the 15th with Dahveed Behroozi; the 16th they present Sandy Cressman and Homeangem Brasileira. At Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com) Tuesday the 12th, Bay City Blues with Cris Cain and special guest, guitarist J.C. Smith; Wednesday the 13th, Terrie Odabi; Thursday the 14th, Roharpo and the Real Blues Band; Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram; and Sunday the 17th Kevin Selfe and the Toornados. For the latest happenings with the Eastside Arts Alliance, cheque out the Eastside Cultural Centre (www.eastsideartsalliance.com) or telephone them at 510.533.6629. The Freight and Salvage (www.thefreight.org) present Chuck Brodsky Tuesday the 12th; Steve Seskin, Don Henry and Craig Carothers on Wednesday the 13th; Jim Kweskin and Marilyn Axelrod with the Songcatchers on Thursday the 14th; Lucy Kaplansky on Friday the 15th, Paul Thum Band on Saturday the 16th, the Ruth Moody Band on Sunday the 17th; and the West Coast Songwriter’s Competition on Monday the 18th. Oakland’s Piedmont Piano Company (www.piedmontpiano.com) showcases Angela Lee and Marcus Pawlik on Sunday the 17th. At Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.com), Tuesday the 12h and Wednesday the 13th, see Tower of Power, but only if you have tickets, as all four set are sold out; on Thursday the 14th Simon PHILLIPS’ Protocol II is presented at 8pm, followed by Dead Prez at 10pm; Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th, Sinbad appears, with three of four performances already sold out; both set for Black Violin on Sunday the 17th are sold out; and The Stu Hamm Band appear Monday the 18th. Listen in for ticket giveaways. That and more, Tuesday the 12th January, 4pm – 6pm, PST, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, and throughout cyberspace, www.kpoo.com, produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com.

“For the People”

Posted on: January 4th, 2016 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 5th January, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People.” Hear music from ‘Africa’, an interview with prolific guitarist and Berkeley native Alex Skolnick, a conversation with Denise Smith regarding home ownership possibilities—including for the (very) low income. There will be commentary, more music, and an humble farewell to Natalie Cole. Also, there are several upcoming events which may interest you, beginning with the public libraries throughout the San Francisco Bay Area (and beyond!). Search your library choice(s) for dates/times, as most (if not all) of these event are free to the public. At Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com) Thursday the 7th, experience Alvon; Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th, The Joe Crown Trio; and Jules Leyhe Sunday the 10th. For the latest happenings with the Eastside Arts Alliance, cheque out the Eastside Cultural Centre (www.eastsideartsalliance.com) or telephone them at 510.533.6629. The Freight and Salvage (www.thefreight.org) present the Freight Open Mic on Tuesday the 5th; the Moth Story Slam Wednesday the 6th; Jill Knight with Pam Delgado, Jeri Jones and Rob Strom of Blaine Sally on Thursday the 7th; John McCutchson on Friday the 8th; The Okee Doke Brothers on Friday the 8th; The Okee Doke Brothers on Saturday the 9th; Rita Hosking on Sunday the 10th; and the Mozart Birthday Celebration on Monday the 11th. The Jewish Community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org) has ongoing programming, including the highly anticipated appearance by journalist Ariana Huffington. Oakland’s Piedmont Piano Company (www.piedmontpiano.com) showcases Lavay Smith Saturday the 9th, followed by Monica Chew and Janice Lee on Sunday the 10th. At Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.com), Tuesday the 5th and Wednesday the 6th, see the Stylistics; on Thursday the 7th celebrate the latest release by Mike Blankenship; and Friday the 8th through Sunday the 10th, you may be lucky enough to find a ticket to cheque one of the many true legends of the Bay Area: Tower of Power. Hear about many of these and more, tuning in Tuesday the 5th January, 4pm – 6pm, PST, on 89.5FM, K POO, San Francisco, and throughout cyberspace, www.kpoo.com, produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com.

“For the People”

Posted on: December 22nd, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to KPOO, San Francisco, Tuesday, 22 December, 2015, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People,” with host Safi wa Nairobi. Hear more music from Ghanaian native Kweku Ntiri (www.facebook.com/kweku.ntiri), as well as a conversation with Zion-I (www.zionicrew.com). Alex Roslin joins us from Canada to discuss ‘Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence.” Hear music from Michele Rosewoman (www.ickelerosewoman.com). At Yoshi’s Tuesday the 22nd, The Count Basie Orchestra is sold out, however there may still be tickets available for Wednesday the 23rd December, 10pm. On Thursday the Alvon Holiday Party kicks off at 8pm. Saturday through Monday, the 26th – 28th, The Spinners are in town. The Freight & Salvage (www.thefreight.org) always have something intriguing. Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com) presents Bay City Blues with Chris Cain on Tuesday the 22nd December, featuring Jules Leyhe, followed by The Shane Dwight Band on Wednesday the 23rd, The John Garcia Band on Thursday the 24th, Christmas Gospel with Earl Thomas on Friday the 25th, Earl Thomas on Saturday the 26th, and Ray Goren on Sunday the 27th. Patronise the public libraries when you can, and be sure to cheque the ongoing events at the Jewish community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org), as well as the many numerous venues throughout the Bay Area, see. We highlight some of the best in classic (un)Christmas music. Hear that and more, Tuesday the 22nd December, 2015, 4pm – 6pm, PST, with ticket giveaways, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), “For the People.” Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

Posted on: December 14th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to KPOO, San Francisco, Tuesday, 15 December, 2015, 4p – 6pm, PST, “For the People,” with host Safi wa Nairobi. Hear more music from Ghanaian native Kweku Ntiri, as well as a conversation with Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir producer, Briget Boyle, along with members of the O.I.G.C. Ensemble (www.oigc.org). KPOO host, Barbara Gainer, is featured with a holiday salute (www.facebook.com/public/Barbara-Gainer). Slim pickings on tickets for the “Colours of Christmas” celebration at Davis Symphony Hall the 15th December, featuring Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Oleta Adams, BeBe Winans and Peabo Bryson. Hear music from Michele Rosewoman (www.ickelerosewoman.com). We highlight another Bay Area treasure: Mary Stallings (www.marystallings.com). Hear that and more, Tuesday the 15th December, 2015, 4pm – 6pm, PST, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), “For the People.” Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: December 8th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 8th December, 2015, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People,” with music from Ghanaian-born Kweku Ntiri (www.facebook.com/kweku.ntiri). Kheven LaGrone joins us in-studio for conversation about the upcoming exhibit, “I Am San Francisco: (Re)Collecting the Home of Native Black San Franciscans.” Hear the conclusion of Dr. Gordon Lithgow from the Buck Institute (www.thebuck.org), discussing aging and senior wellness. Birthday shouts go out to Sammy Davis, Jr., Diego Rivera, Jerry Butler, Flip Wilson and Dita, three and an half month old daughter of Rawa and Haniff. Bay Area events for the second week of December include at Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.com), Tuesday the 8th, Robert Cray (sold out); the Mike Stern Band, featuring Dennis Chambers, Randy Brecker and Tom Kennedy Wednesday and Thursday the 9th and 10th; Victor Wooten featuring Jo Blair Friday and Saturday, the 11th and 12th; The Hawkins Family Tribute on Sunday the 13th (early set is sold out); and Blue Eternity on Monday the 14th. The Jewish Community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org) have ongoing programming of interest throughout December. Visit Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com) Tuesday the 8th, for Chris Cain and Bay City Blues, with saxophonist Nancy Wright; Wednesday the 9th, with Kim Weston’s All Star Blues Band; Thursday the 10th with the North Beach Brass Band; Friday the 11th with RJ Mischo; Saturday the 12th with Café R&B; and Sunday the 13th with the John Clifton Blues Band, featuring Rusty Zinn and John Walsh. Do remember free, informational, educational and fun events at various Bay Area public libraries. Hear about that, plus commentary and more, along with ticket giveaways, see, Tuesday the 8th December, 4pm – 6pm, PST, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, “For the People,” produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: December 1st, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 1st December, 2015, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People,” with music from Manu Dibango (www.manudibango.com). ). Jerome Leonard makes an encore appearance in-studio for conversation about his novel: Through the Chauffer’s Eyes. Another author, Jamie Bianchini, joins us to discuss his latest book about a one man’s adventure around the world in search of love, compassion and connection: A Bicycle Built for Two Billion. Bay Area events for the first week of December include Victoria Theodore at Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.com), Tuesday the 1st; George Cole and Holiday Friends on Wednesday he 2nd; Anna Nalick on Thursday the 3rd; Kindred the Family Soul on Friday the 4th; Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, Saturday through Sunday, the 5th – 7th at 8pm; The CTFU Comedy Night on Saturday, the 5th at 9.30pm; and the Robert Cray Band on Monday the 8th. Visit Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com) Tuesday the 1st, for Chris Cain and Bay City Blues, with guitarist Sammy Varela; Wednesday the 2nd with Howell Devine; Thursday the 3rd with Terrie Odabi; Friday and Saturday the 4th and 5th with Selwyn Birchwood; and Sunday the 6th with the Rex Marshall Band. Do remember free, informational, educational and fun events at various Bay Area public libraries. The Jewish Community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org) have ongoing programing of interest, including the Comedy Jam with Dan Romeo on Friday the 4th December. Notable birthdays include Director Woody Allen, who has gone 80, drummer John Densmore who has gone 71, Bette Midler, who has made 70, Lee Trevino who has made 76, as well as soul singer Lou Rawls and Actor Richard Pryor. The GLIDE Love Jam Gala (www.glide.org) happens Thursday the 3rd December at the Warfield–not to be missed, see. And get ready for Merle Haggard (www.merlehaggard.com), appearing at the Oakland Paramount Friday the 4th December. Today’s programme is dedicated in memory of Cynthia Robinson. Hear about that and more, along with ticket giveaways, see, Tuesday the 1st December, 4pm – 6pm, PST, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, “For the People,” produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: November 24th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 24th November, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People,” with music from Manu Dibango (www.manudibango.com). Also presented will be part two of the On Lok, Inc., Symposium held at UCSF last month regarding senior wellness. This week’s featured guest: Dr. Gordon Lithgrow of the Buck Institute (www.thebuck.org). Ron Thompson joins us in-studio for conversation and live performance. Wine and Waffles (www.wineandwaffles.com) present Lady Bianca (www.ladybianca.com) Sunday the 29th November, 8pm – 10pm, with free admission. Other Bay Area events for the week include the Ann Wilson Thing at Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.org), Tuesday the 24th; The Tommy Igoe Sextet on Wednesday the 25th; Roy Ayers on Friday and Saturday, the 27th and 28th; The Orkin Keepnews Memorial Concert on Sunday afternoon the 29th, followed by the House of Floyd Sunday evening the 29th; and the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra on Monday the 30th November. Visit Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com) Tuesday the 24th, for the Bay City Blues, with John Garcia and Gary Smith; Wednesday the 25th with Twice as Good; Friday the 27th with Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers; Saturday the 28th with Earl Thomas; and Sunday the 29th with Ron Thompson and the Resistors. Do remember free, informational, educational and fun events at various Bay Area public libraries. The Jewish Community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org) have ongoing programing of interest, including a free event with the Jewish Folk Chorus performing songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino and Russian on Tuesday the 24th November, 1.15pm – 2.15p. Notable birthdays include composer Scott Joplin, born 24 November 1868. The GLIDE Love Gala happens Thursday the 3rd December–not to be missed, see. And get ready for Merle Haggard (www.merlehaggard.com), appearing at the Oakland Paramount Friday the 4th December. Hear about that and more, along with ticket giveaways, Tuesday the 24th November, 4pm – 6pm, PST, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, “For the People,” produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: November 10th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 10th November, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People,” with music from Cameroon. Hear a salute to the incomparable Blues Man, Bobby Rush (www.bobbyrushbluesman.com), as we celebrate his 82nd birthday on the 10th November. Also presented will be part one of three regarding the On Lok Symposium held at UCSF last month on aging and senior wellness. This week’s featured guest: Dr. Gordon Lithgow of the Buck Institute (www.thebuck.org). Members of the San Francisco Links (www.sanfranciscolinksinc.org) join us in-studio to discuss an upcoming fundraiser scheduled for Sunday the 22nd November, 2pm, at SF Jazz Centre (www.sfjazz.org), with Esperanza Spalding (www.esperanaspalding.com). Bay Area events for the week include the Scott Amendola Band featuring Nels Cline, Jenny Scheinman, Jeff Parker and John Shifflett at Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.org), Tuesday the 10th; Marcus Johnson CD release on Wednesday the 11th; Goapele Thursday through Sunday, the 12th – 15th; and Brown, Sturgis & Brown (Mark Brown, Patrick Sturgis & Nona Brown) on Monday the 16th. Visit Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com) Tuesday the 10th, for the Bay City Blues; Wednesday the 11th for the Daniel Castro Band; and Thursday through Sunday, the 12th – 15th, take in the B.B. King Tribute with Big Daddy Cade. Do remember free, informational, educational and fun events at various Bay Area public libraries. The Jewish Community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org) has ongoing programing of interest. Notable birthdays include Brittany Murphy, Teddy Bridgewater, Khalil Madovi, and Sinbad. Hear that and more, Tuesday the 10th November, 4pm – 6pm, PST, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, “For the People,” produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: November 2nd, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 3rd November, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People,” with music from Cameroon. Linda Jordan joins us in-studio to discuss Black Women Organised for Poetical Action (www.bwopa.org). Hear a live performance and interview with Veretski Pass (www.veretskipass.ocom), as they make ready for the KlezCalifornia Yiddish Culture Festival this week at the Jewish Community Centre of the East Bay in Berkeley (www.jcceastbay.org). Members of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade (www.revolutionarypoetsbrigade.org) stop by to talk about this weekend’s “Overthrowing Capitalism 2015: Beyond Endless War, Racist Police, Sexist Elites.” A few other Bay Area events for the week include Dee Dee Simon at Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.org), Tuesday the 3rd; Judy Collins the 4th and 5th; Ron Moton for the early set on the 6th, followed by the CTFU Comedy Night for the late set on the 6th; Lee Ritenour with Dave Grusin on the 7th and 8th, and the New West Guitar Group with Tierney Sutton on Monday the 9th. If you missed this past Sunday at Yoshi’s with the Lionel Hampton Big Band featuring Jason Marsalis, try the Ashkenaz (www.ashkenaz.com), Thursday the 5th as they present the Cal Alumni Big Band. Visit Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com) Tuesday the 3rd, with Bay City Blues; Wednesday the 4th with Rick Estrin and the Nightcats; Thursday and Friday see the Stevie-Ray Vaughn Tribute; Saturday the 7th the Bey-Paule Band take the stage; followed by the Shane Dwight Band Sunday the 8th. Do remember the plethora of free, informational, educational and fun events at various Bay Area public libraries. The Jewish Community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org) has ongoing programing of interest. Interested in a love story? Consider “Dogfight” at the SF Playhouse Theatre (www.sfplayhouse.org), through Saturday the 7th November. Notable birthdays include Colin Kaepernick, Roseanne, Ty Lawson, Adam Ant, Lulu, and Sticky Fingaz. Hear that and more, Tuesday the 3rd November, 4pm – 6pm, PST, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, “For the People,” produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com), with special thanks to Michael Yoshida for making the Veretski Pass live recording possible.