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“For the People”

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Celebrate the life work of Mr. Riley B. King, better known as “B.B.” King. Also, celebrate the 90th birthday of the Honourable El Hajj Malik El Shabazz: Malcolm X. Hear that and more, Tuesday, the 19th May 2015, 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).

Open Mic Event

Posted on: May 14th, 2015 by Lamont
OPEN MIC EVENT   JOIN US AT THE NEXT KPOO RADIO LOUNG WAS WE WELCOME YOU OUR DEVELOPELD LISTNERS TO PERFORM LIVE AT OUR FIRST HOSTED OPEN MIC NIGHT EVENT INVITING POETS, SINGER SONGWRITERS, STORY TELLERS, AND MUSICANS TO SHARE THEIR WORDS, SONG, AND MUSIC AT THE MERCURY CAFÉ SUNDAY MAY 31 4PM TO 8PM. BRING YOUR VOICE, BRING YOUR SONGS, TELL US A STORY, SPIT SOME POERTY AT THE NEXT KPOO RADIO LOUNGE FEATING AN OPEN MIC EVENT TO SHOWCASE YOUR ART AND TALENT WITH THE KPOO RADIO COMMUNITY.  DJ MARRILY AND DJ KK BABY WILL BE SPINNING YOUR FAVOIRAE GENRES THROUGHOUT AFTERNOON. THE KPOO RADIO LOUGNE IS A BENEIFT 10% OF ALL FOOD AND BEVERAGE SALES AT THE MERCUY CAFE WILL BE DONATE TO THE ON-GOING OPERATION OF KPOO. COME SHARE YOUR SONG, A RHYME, A JOKE, YOUR MUSICIANSHIP, TELL US A STORY, AT THE NEXT KPOO RADIO LOUNGE,  SUNDAY MAY 31 4PM TO 8PM AT THE MERCURY CAFÉ 201 OCTAVIA STREET HAYES VALLEY SAN FRANCISCO. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SIGH UP CONTACT DJ LAMONT AT 415 370 3014 OR EMAIL AT DJ LAMONT@KPOO.COM   KPOO 89.5 SAN FRANCISCO GINVING VOICE TO THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER 42 YEARS.

“For the People”

Posted on: May 12th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Lenisha ‘Lynn’ Brown visits KPOO to discuss the literary anthology, “Footsteps of Baldwin: Celebrating the Work of African American Expatriate Writers in Paris” (http://footstepsofbaldwin.wordpress.com). Playwright Richard Torrence returns to KPOO as the thrilling stage play, “Lord, Why Can’t I Do Right?”–originally under the direction of Michael Lange and production of Arif Khatib–revisits the Bay Area later this month in Berkeley. Also, hear music from Central Africa, as well as commentary from Prison Radio (www.prisonradio.org), feauring Mumia Abu-Jamal. That and more, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People”, with your host, Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: May 5th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tuesday the 5th May is Cinco de Mayo. We welcome Anthony Floyd, who has a new CD: Tonight’s the Night. By the way, Anthony Floyd is the son of longtime Soulster Eddie (Mr. Knock on Wood) Floyd. Two Bay Area Treasure, Sax man Howard Wiley (www.howardwiley.com), and Miss Faye Carol (www.fayecarol.com), join us in-studio to highlight the upcoming—still free—and now 15th Annual Malcolm X Jazz and Arts Festival (www.eastsideartsalliance.com), happening Saturday the 16th May, 11am – 7pm, at San Antonio Park, Oakland (18th Avenue at Foothill Blvd). Also included is an excerpt from the recent Towne Hall held in Oakland at Cleveland Elementary School featuring Congresswoman Barbara Lee, U.S. Representative of California’s 9th Congressional District. Hear that and more, Tuesday the 5th May, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, on KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), “For the People”. Hosted and produced by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“Connecting the Dots” will feature Mohamed from the African American Art & Culture Complex and Hilary Klein, author of “Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories.”

Posted on: April 23rd, 2015 by Judy Drummond
Mohamed will discuss some important issues going on with the African American Art & Culture Complex and the help they need from the community. Hilary Klein will read from what Elaine Brown calls: “A guiding light for a new generation of feminists and others who would challenge patriarchy, poverty, gender oppression, racism, and all the other inhumanities maintained by global capitalism.”

“For the People”

Posted on: April 21st, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Noted author Tavis Smiley (www.tavistalks.com) joins us in conversation, along with Anthony Floyd, son of prolific soul singer, Eddie Floyd (www.eddiefloyd.com). We also celebrate the 10th anniversary of Out in the Bay, happening on Wednesday the 29th April at the Oasis Nightclub and Cabaret in San Francisco. That and more, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, Tuesday the 21st April, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People,” produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com.)

“For the People”

Posted on: April 14th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Hear Dr. Cornel West speaking on “The Burden Carried by African American Men”; music from Anthony Floyd’s latest release, “Tonight’s the Night”; a conversation with producer/arranger Tony Succar in celebration of today’s release of “Unity: he Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson”. That and more, on 89.5FM, KPOO San Francisco, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People,” hosted and produced by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: April 6th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Brenda Wong Aoki, Mark Izu and Eryn Kimura discuss the upcoming Sweet Suite J-Town, and we celebrate the centennial of Billie Holliday, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, “For the People,” hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com). Hear Brenda Wong Aoki, Mark Izu, Eryn Kimura, Billie Holliday, poetry, music, commentary and more, Tuesday the 7th April, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Celebrate the work of two musical giants: Don Covay and Billy Stewart, both born on 24 March. Also, hear an in-studio conversation and live performance by the T-Sisters (www.tsisters.com), as they make ready to shock out at the “Exodus” CD Tribute to Bob Marley, presented by UnderCover Presents (www.undercoverpresents.org). That, commentary, and more, Tuesday the 24th March, 2015, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People,” with your host and producer, Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: March 17th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Hear the tribute to underground cartoonist, Spain Rodriguez, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, on KPOO, San Francisco. Initially presented at the Brava Theatre Centre (www.brava.org) back on the 16th March 2013, the tribute includes music, film excerpt, and testimonials. Born Manuel Rodriguez in Buffalo NY on 2 March 1940, Spain Rodriguez, a founder of the United Cartoon Workers of America, is well known for his leftist politics and artistic creations. His seminal work include creation of the character “Trashman.” Spain is said to be the first muralist in the San Francisco Mission District. Spain’s more recent work are an illustrated biography of Marxist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, “Che: A Graphic Biography” (2009). Published in several different languages, “Che: A Graphic Biography,” is described as “brilliant and radical. Among awards presented to Spain, induction into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame, summer 2013. Had he not succumbed to cancer In November 2013, Spain Rodriguez would have gone 75 back on the 2nd March 2015. The legacy of Spain Rodriguez continues throughout the Mission District, San Francisco, the nation and the world. Tune in to the tribute to Spain Rodriguez, Tuesday the 17th March, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People,” produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@poo.com).