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“For the People”

Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 30th January, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People.” In addition to commentary from Mumia Abu-Jamal, “For the People” continues to share material from the NYC Winter JazzFest and Jazz Congress (occurring earlier this month), including the keynote speech by Kareem Abdul-Jabar. We bid farewell to one of my favourite South African artists–Hugh Masekela. Time permitting, “For the People” will also air the panel discussion on Jazz and Race (recorded at the Jazz Congress in NYC a few weeks ago). Moreover, there will be ticket offerings for Scottish-born, former Tower of Power tenor saxophonist, Richard Elliot (www.richardelliot.com), who appears this week in Oakland at Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.com). That and more, Tuesday the 30th January, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People.” Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).
Posted on: January 30th, 2018 by Safi wa Nairobi

For the People

Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 23rd January, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People.” Bevan Atkinson joins us in-studio to discuss her latest novel and upcoming book tour. We may have local (street) musicians join us. And, “For the People” continues to share material from the NYC Winter JazzFest and Jazz Congress (which occurred a couple of weeks ago), including the keynote speech by Kareem Abdul-Jabar. That and more, on KPOO, San Francisco, 4pm – 6pm, “For the People.” Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).
Posted on: January 23rd, 2018 by Safi wa Nairobi

“For the People”

Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (http://www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 2nd January, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People,” featuring a conversation with Brice Rosenbloom, organiser of NYC Winter JazzFest (www.winterjazzfest.com), as we highlight this year’s WJF, coming up in NYC next week. Additionally, there will be ticket offerings for this week for contemporary jazz guitarist Nils, featuring Tony Saunders, bassist extraordinaire, who collaborate on Wednesday the 3rd. Got ticket offerings, too, for Friday the 5th for the Grammy-Award winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra, San Francisco Bay Area-based Latin Big Band (www.pacificmambo.com), Sunday the 7th with Nothing But the Sax, as well as Tuesday the 9th with the Tommy Igoe Big Band (www.tommyigoe.com), all happening at Yoshi’s in Oakland’s Jack London Square (www.yoshis.com). That, commentary, and more, as we kick off the first programme of 2018, Tuesday the 2nd January, on KPOO, San Francisco, 89.5FM (http://www.kpoo.com), 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People.” Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).
Posted on: January 2nd, 2018 by Safi wa Nairobi

“For the People”

Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (http://www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 19th December, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People,” as we remember jazz vocalist Kevin Mahogany (www.kevinmahogany.com). “For the People” also gets back to the birthday salute to Little Richard, who went 85 on the 5th December. There will be commentary, as well as new music from Cynthia Hilts and Lyric Fury (www.cynthiahilts.com). Notable events this week include: the 19th December, Don Alberts Trio (Jazz Piano)@Mr. Tipple Recording Studio (www.mrtipplessf.com); the 20th December, Alvon (www.alvon.com) at the Blue Note Napa (www.bluenotenapa.com); the 21st December, young people’s mic at La Pena (www.lapena.com); the 22nd December, Rexx Life Raj Iman Europe, DJ Flow & Mani Draper, Mikos da Gawd, JuLia Lewis, DJ ShellHeart, at the New Parish (www.thenewparish.com)the 23rd December, Elvin Bishop (www.elvinbishopmusic.com) at the Freight & Salvage, and on the 23rd Blackalicious presents holiday rappin’ with The Gift of Gab & Chief Xcel; the 24th December, Return of the Cypher, Free live HipHopParty ~ [Hip Hop, Live Rap, Emcees, DJs, Live Musicians, BreakDance, Lyrical Battles…] A Bad-Azzz OG Party every Sunday Nite (9PM – 2AM) @ the Boom Boom Room (www.boomboomroom.com); and on Monday the 25th December—give thanks! Talking about that and more, Tuesday the 19th December, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People.” Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).
Posted on: December 19th, 2017 by Safi wa Nairobi

“For the People”

Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, Tuesday the 14th November 2017, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People.” Events of note include the first Black child, Ruby Bridges, and her brave role to integrate the first Louisiana elementary school on the 14th November 1960. Got more music from the newly-released CD, “Instinct,” featuring the Caesar Frazier Quartet on Doodlin’ Records. There are plenty birthdays on the 14th November, including the 83rd birthday of pianist Ellis Marsalis (www.ellismarsalis.com). And we remember the crossing over of Booker T. Washington and Gwen Ifill. Hear that and more on KPOO, San Francisco, Tuesday the 14th November 2017, between 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People.” Hosted and produced by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com). Oh, and notable events for the week: on the 14th November, SF State School of Music present A/B Duo New Music in a free concert at the Knuth Music Hall, SF State University at 7:30pm; on the 15th November, Petula Clark (www.petulaclark.net) celebrates her 85th birthday at the Blue Note Napa (www.bluenotenapa.com) at 6.30pm and 8.30pm; on the 16th November, La Pena Cultural Centre (www.lapena.org) will highlight Young People’s Mic at 6pm (designed specifically for youth under 18); on the 17th November, the Kuumbwa Jazz Centre in Santa Cruz (www.kuumbwajazz.org) will host Bill Frisell (www.billfrisell.com) at 7pm and 9pm; on the 18th November, Guarandinga: Latin Afro-Pop appear at the Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco (www.redpoppyarthouse.org) at 7pm; on the 19th November, the Fred Randolph Quintet (www.fredrandolph.com) step forth at the Sound Room in Oakland (www.soundroom.org) at 2.30pm; and on the 20th November, the UC Jazz Fall Concert 50th Anniversary Year Celebration will happen at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley (www.thefreight.org) at 8pm.
Posted on: November 12th, 2017 by Safi wa Nairobi

“For the People”

Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, Tuesday 24 October 2017, 4pm – 6pm PDT, “For the People.” Hear music from the newly recorded CD, Instinct, by keyboardist, singer, songwriter Caesar Frazier (http://www.caesarfrazier.com). We pay homage to Grady Tate (http://www.gradytate.com), who joined the ancestors earlier this month. During the second half of the programme, Bay Area treasure, R & B legend, composer/arranger, drummer/percussionist and singer/songwriter Larry Vann (http://www.larryvann.com) joins us in-studio to discuss his upcoming performance. That and more, Tuesday the 24th October, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, (http://www.kpoo.com), 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People.” Hosted and produced by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).
Posted on: October 23rd, 2017 by Safi wa Nairobi

“For the People”

The 20th June is “International World Refugee Day”. It is also Martyr Day in Eritrea. Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 20th June, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People”, as we remember the Detroit Race Riots of 1943, the independence of the Mali Federation in 1960, and the 45th anniversary of the “Watergate Scandal”. We salute the birthdays of several: activist, attorney and author Charles Waddell Chesnutt; trumpeter Thomas Jefferson; reed player and composer, Eric Dolphy; Billy Guy of “The Coasters”; singer, songwriter and producer Brian Wilson; pianist/educator Andre Watts; pianist, singer, songwriter, producer and actor Lionel Ritchie; poet and social philosopher, Athol Williams; and rapper Sage the Gemini. We remember the late Lawrence Payton of the Four Tops. Events for the week include: Denise Perrier (www.deniseperrier.com)@ Castagnoli’s Restaurant & Bar, 5pm – 8pm, Tuesday the 20th; Paul Thom Hammer & Nail 20th Anniversary Tour@The Freight and Salvage (www.thefreight.org) Wednesday the 21st; Topsy’s Fun House (www.topsyssf.com) has live music, food and fun Thursday the 22nd; Fall 2017 entering 8th graders to 12th graders can get either free drum or free guitar lessons at the Mix@SFPL–Main Branch, 4pm – 4.30pm, Friday the 23rd; La Peña’s 42nd Year Anniversary Party – Pasto Seco Band & Monreal Latin Jazz@8.30pm Saturday the 24th; Sunday Sessions at the Madrone Art Bar (www.madroneartbar.com) with Wil Blades (www.wilblades.com) Sunday the 25th; and Mike Olmos@the Club Deluxe (www.clubdeluxe.com), 1511 Haight Street, SF, Monday the 26th June, 9.30pm. Got ticket giveaways for Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.com), commentary, and more, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 20th June 2017, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People”. Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).
Posted on: June 19th, 2017 by Safi wa Nairobi

“For the People”

The 20th June is “International World Refugee Day”. It is also Martyr Day in Eritrea. Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 20th June, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People”, as we remember the Detroit Race Riots of 1943, the independence of the Mali Federation in 1960, and the 45th anniversary of the “Watergate Scandal”. We salute the birthdays of several: activist, attorney and author Charles Waddell Chesnutt; trumpeter Thomas Jefferson; reed player and composer, Eric Dolphy; Billy Guy of “The Coasters”; singer, songwriter and producer Brian Wilson; pianist/educator Andre Watts; pianist, singer, songwriter, producer and actor Lionel Ritchie; poet and social philosopher, Athol Williams; and rapper Sage the Gemini. We remember the late Lawrence Payton of the Four Tops. Events for the week include: Denise Perrier (www.deniseperrier.com)@ Castagnoli’s Restaurant & Bar, 5pm – 8pm, Tuesday the 20th; Paul Thom Hammer & Nail 20th Anniversary Tour@The Freight and Salvage (www.thefreight.org) Wednesday the 21st; Topsy’s Fun House (www.topsyssf.com) has live music, food and fun Thursday the 22nd; Fall 2017 entering 8th graders to 12th graders can get either free drum or free guitar lessons at the Mix@SFPL–Main Branch, 4pm – 4.30pm, Friday the 23rd; La Peña’s 42nd Year Anniversary Party – Pasto Seco Band & Monreal Latin Jazz@8.30pm Saturday the 24th; Sunday Sessions at the Madrone Art Bar (www.madroneartbar.com) with Wil Blades (www.wilblades.com) Sunday the 25th; and Mike Olmos@the Club Deluxe (www.clubdeluxe.com), 1511 Haight Street, SF, Monday the 26th June, 9.30pm. Got ticket giveaways for Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.com), commentary, and more, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 20th June 2017, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People”. Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).
Posted on: June 18th, 2017 by Safi wa Nairobi

“For the People”

Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 6th June, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, ”For the People.” In-studio guest Tonya Amos will discuss the Grown Women Dance Collective’s 8th Annual Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance, coming up the 24th and 25th at the Malonga Casquelourd Centre for the Arts (www.mccatheater.com), in downtown Oakland. We remember Ted Lewis, Jimmy Lunceford, Marvin Isley and Levi Stubbs. We salute Monty Alexander, Gary ‘U.S.’ Bonds, Jimmy Jam, and Tommie Smith, all born 6 June. That and more, including ticket giveaways for Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.com), Tuesday the 6th June on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People.” Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).
Posted on: June 5th, 2017 by Safi wa Nairobi