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“For the People”

Posted on: July 6th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 7th July, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People.” Hear music from Angelique Kidjo (www.kidjo.com), recorded with the Orchestre Phiharmonique du Luxembourg. We remember “Big Time Sarah” and get ready for another Hayward-Russell City Blues Festival coming up this weekend (www.hipwayblues.net). Bay Area Treasure Lady Bianca (www.ladybianca.com) performs live, recorded for the Bay Area Jazz and Blues Artists (B.A.J.A.B.A.) Showcase, hosted by Afrikahn Jamal Dayvs (https://jzl1.wordpress.com). Finally getting back to more from the Left Forum Conference held in May in NYC (www.leftforum.org). Also, multiple Grammy Awardee, Angelique Kidjo (www.kidjo.com), joins us in conversation as we prepare for her welcomed return to San Francisco, this time for her orchestral debut with the San Francisco Symphony, as well as the USA premiere of “Ife” (which means love): three Yoruba songs for Orchestra, written by award-winning composer, Phillip Glass (www.phillipglass.com). Angelique Kidjo’s historic performance at Davies Symphony Hall on Friday the 10th July is part of the San Francisco Symphony’s “Summer with the Symphony Concerts” (www.sfsymphony.org). Hear that and more, Tuesday, the 7th July, 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), with special thanks to Afrikahn Jamal Davys and Mickey Mayzes–Miss M.

“Connecting the Dots” with Judy Drummond will feature Sheila Ganz, filmmaker on 7/2/15.

Posted on: July 2nd, 2015 by Judy Drummond
Sheila Ganz, filmmaker, will be my guest on Thursday 7/2/15 at 1 P.M., talking about her documentaries, “Unlocking the Heart of Adoption,” and “On Life’s Terms: Mothers in Recovery.” Check out her website:onlifesterms.org, and the trailer at: https://vimeo.com/131460551. KOO 89.5 FM – go to kpoo.com and click on “Listen to this show.”

“For the People”

Posted on: June 29th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Hear music from Angelique Kidjo (www.kidjo.com), recorded with the Orchestre Phiharmonique du Luxembourg. Don Paul returns to the Bay Area from the Crescent City to discuss his latest work and current tour. Multi-instrumentalist Natalie Cressman joins us in-studio for conversation and live performance, highlighting her youthful yet solid musical career (www.nataliecressman.com). We celebrate the centennial of legendary activist Grace Lee Boggs (www.graceleeboggs.com), who went 100 the 27th June. Also, San Francisco Symphony Director of Summer Concerts–Edwin Outwater–talks about this summer’s concerts, beginning this week at Davies Symphony Hall, with Grammy Award-winning pianist, Garrick Ohlsson on opening night, the 30th June; stalwart extraordinaire, Johnny Mathis (www.johnnymathis.com), who performs Thursday and Friday, the 2nd and 3rd July; a 4th of July fireworks spectacular at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mt. View; and a free SF Symphony Concert at the Stern Grove Festival (www.sterngrove.org), Sunday the 5th July. It is all part of the San Francisco Symphony Summer with the Symphony Concerts (www.sfsymphony.org). Hear that and more, Tuesday, the 30th June, 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).

“For the People”

Posted on: June 23rd, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Multi-talented artist and educator, Taiwo Kujichagulia-Seitu, joins us to discuss the current body of work from Lyric Performing Arts Academy (www.lyricperformingartsacademy.com): “Annie! The Reality Show,” a musical comedy for children of all ages, at the Live Oak Theatre in Berkeley (1301 Shattuck Avenue) on Saturday the 27th June at 2pm, PDT. We feature Emory Douglas, incredible graphic artist who became Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party. We celebrate the life work of Helen Humes, born on this date in 1913. Also, Johnny Mathis (www.johnnymathis.com) and Angelique Kidjo (www.kidjo.com), are featured next month as part of the San Francisco Symphony Summer with the Symphony Concerts, which begin on the 30th June, continuing through the 23rd August (www.sfsymphony.org). Time permitting, the afternoon concludes with more from the Left Forum (www.leftforum.org), held in NYC the end of May 2015. Hear this and more, today, Tuesday, the 23rd June, 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).

KPOO Pride Event

Posted on: June 23rd, 2015 by Lamont
Celebrate Pride with KPOO this Saturday June 27 at Mars Bar 1:00pm to 7:00pm 7th & Brannan Street San Francisco. Mars Bar is a local bar and restaurant open to all both family and friends. Enjoy music from a hand full of your KPOO DJ’s and programmers.

“Remembering Flying Eagle, A Tribute to Jim Pepper, Brava Theatre Centre, SF, 22 March 2015″

Posted on: June 15th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
REMEMBERING FLYING EAGLE, TRIBUTE TO JIM PEPPER, LA BRAVA THEATRE CENTRE, SF, 22 MARCH 2015

“For the People”

Posted on: June 15th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Representatives of The San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce (www.sfaacc.org), and The Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness (http://rafikicoalition.org) join us in-studio to discuss important upcoming events. We remember Ornette Coleman and Mr. Leroy King, who both chequed out last week. The afternoon concludes with a tribute to Jim Pepper, including a wicked rendition of “Blues for Jim,” featuring 11-year old Mateo from the Bay View District of San Francisco. The tribute was recorded 22 March 2015 at San Francisco’s Brava Theatre Centre (http://brava.org). By the way, “Jim Pepper (Kaw/Creek) grew up in Parkrose and attended Parkrose schools. His Kaw Indian name Hunga-che-ada translates to Flying Eagle. He became a tenor and soprano saxophone player, composer and bandleader of international significance, creating a unique, innovative body of work that continues to inspire and influence musicians across the United States and Europe. His tenor saxophone is in the permanent collection of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, and among his many honors are his induction into the Native American Music Awards Hall of Fame and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.” Hear that and more Tuesday the 16th June, 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), with special thanks to Franklin Sterling.

“For the People”

Posted on: June 8th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Hear Betty Davis, Anthony Gronowicz, Howie Hawkins, Ralph Poynter, Lynne Stewart and Marilynn Zuniga, from the panel, “Public Schools vs. Charter Schools–The Legacy of the NYC Community Control Struggle: The True Debate Must be Education vs. Mis-Education,” one of the many conscientious presentations at this year’s Left Forum Conference(www.leftforum.org). Help us continue to celebrate Black Music Month, highlight the upcoming 17th Annual San Francisco Black Film Festival (www.sfbff.org), as well as the month-long celebration of the 40th Anniversary of La Pena Cultural Centre (www.lapena.org). That and more, on 89.5FM, KPOO San Francisco, (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 9th June 2015, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People,” produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: June 2nd, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
June has been designated Black Music Month. We continue to highlight the upcoming 17th Annual San Francisco Black Film Festival (www.sfbff.org), as Patrick Gilles (www.patrickgilles.com) discusses “America is Still the Place,” his latest feature film based upon the book, “America is Still the Place,” penned by Charlie Walker (San Francisco). Hear what artist/muralist Laura Salazar has to say about the month-long celebration of the 40th Anniversary of La Pena Cultural Centre (www.lapena.org). The Left Forum (www.leftforum.org) rocked this past weekend with a plethora of conscientious panels, film, drama, exhibitors and vendors. Hear that and more, on KPOO San Francisco, 89.5FM (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday 2 June 2015, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People,” produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: May 26th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Two incredible children, Adella and Kairi, drop their first EP on KPOO. Also, hear a humble homage to director, producer, actor, playwright and musician, Michael Lange. Additionally, help celebrate the birthday of gorgeous actress Pam Grier, who has gone 65 today. The Left Forum (http://www.leftforum.org) hosts another riveting season with numerous panels. And as we get ready for the San Francisco Black Film Festival (http://www.sfbff.org), Festival Director Kali O’Ray joins us in-studio to discuss this year’s spectacular season. Hear that and more, on KPOO San Francisco, 89.5FM (http://www.kpoo.com), “For the People”, 4pm – 6pm, PDT. Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).