Music of the World with Stephen Kent
11:00 AM Pacific Time: Thursdays
In a musical journey that began in England in the late 1970’s, composer, performer, multi-instrumentalist and radio DJ Stephen Kent has blazed a trail across five continents, living at various times in East Africa, the UK, Spain, Australia and the USA. His musical scores, composed for theatre, circus and dance companies, have received international acclaim and his work as a performer and recording artist has established him as a unique talent in the global music scene. He is one of the foremost exponents of the Australian Aboriginal Didjeridu in contemporary music.
After something of a forced hiatus in his presence on the KPFA airwaves he is now producing Music of the World (4th Saturdays 9-11am) AND Off the Beaten Path (3rd, 4th, 5th Mondays – 10pm-Midnight)!
Davey D checks in with social justice activist Kali Akuno who attended the recent UN Race Conference in Geneva Switzerland. Later in the show Weyland speaks discusses the documentarty film Tyson with it's director James Toback.
This Thursday’s "Music of the World" with Stephen Kent features live appearances in the first hour by bansuri flutist Mindia Devi Klein and, in the second hour by tibetan artists Techung and members of the Tibetan Institute of the Performing Arts [TIPA] who are visiting the Bay Area from their base in Dharamsala, India.
Featuring Isabel Fine of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, along with members of Gamelan Sekar Jaya and other artists performing in this year’s Ethnic Dance Festival, which begins next weekend at the Palace of Fine Arts in SF.
On this special addition of Music of the World, David McBurnie focuses on the San Francisco Carnival 2004. David’s guests are Samba Ngo from the Congo, Bobi Cespedes from Cuba, then both Crazy and Resistance from Trinidad and Tobago. We’ll also hear about the Carnivals from Brazil, the Caribbean, and Trinidad and Tobago.