“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 (email@example.com).