For the goddess of fire and creation: Hula Master Kawika Alfiche, head of Halau Aloha Pumehana ‘O Polynesia, talks about a dance for the goddess Pele that his group will perform as part of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival starting June 12th. Learn about this dance company that also teaches the traditonal arts and language of Hawaii. And, Asians Storm Sony Metreon: Global Sight and Sounds. Learn about this event to raise money for music education for disadvantaged children in India put on by Ahimsa. It’s a night of major South Asian electronica that features artist Karsh Kale, Cheb i Sabbah and many more, plus traditional music from the Ali Akbar school of music and Riffat Sultant. Also, hear about Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music – a movie presented by 3rd I, along with dance and Bhangra rhythm workshops that all happens in SF on Fri 6/11… Also, back from Japan! We’ll play the latest hip-hop and a feature on how music may have replaced a US outpost in Tokyo.