In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Heritage month, we have an exciting show featuring the Bay Area musical legend Sugar Pie DeSanto! And this week is also a chance for you to show your love and support for APEX during our Spring fund drive. Show APEX some love. Call in to donate during the APEX hour (7pm PST | Thurs!) 510-848-5732 OR 1-800-HEY-KPFA.
We start with an exclusive interview with the legendary Rhythm and Blues performer Sugar Pie DeSanto. Born in Brooklyn in 1935, the half Filipina and African American singer has called the Bay Area her home for decades, growing up in the Fillmore District of San Francisco with fellow soul singer Etta James. She’ll be live in studio with us to speak with her about her life and career as a music legend.
We’ll be talking about the new documentary about Suar Pie’s life entitled Bittersweet!
We’ll hear an update from Benjamin Pimentel, the writer of the documentary, and we’ll hear from the director himself – the internationally acclaimed Kanakan Balintagos.
- Our premiums for fund drive this week are two amazing gifts that honor tonight’s guests- a DVD of the award-winning film Busong by Director Kanakan Balintagos (which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011) and a 3-CD package of Sugar Pie DeSanto’s music! Call in to donate to KPFA this THURS 7PM and receive your copies of these great gifts! 510-848-5732 OR 1-800-HEY-KPFA.
With Hosts Ellen Choy and Roseli Ilano.