Kari Hedlund

Music Director

Kari (CAR-ee) is originally from South Dakota … a state often referred to as the land of infinite variety. As Music Director at Northern Community Radio, Kari has taken that theme to heart with her ability to feed a community of listeners hungry for an infinite variety of music and ideas. Along with her trademark lipstick and husky voice … Kari also raises a family … and Baguettes when time permits

Ways to Connect

https://folkways.si.edu

'Have you heard of Barbara Dane?' Since we received Hot Jazz, Cool Blues, and Hard Hitting Songs from Smithsonian Folkways in March, that's a question I've been asking everyone. And I mean everyone: my dad, music industry folks, volunteers, listeners, etc. 

At 91, she's more than willing to tell her story of activism, how society has changed over the years, and MUSIC. Take some time to get to know the woman, the legend, Barbara Dane.

Hear to the interview below.

The 14th Annual Mississippi River Festival is set for Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 under the Rotary Tent the KAXE Studios. Humbird will kick off our festival with eclectic folk music. Led by Siri Undlin (from Undlin & Wolfe) on vocals, the band has set themselves apart in the strong Americana scene in Minnesota as evolving and creative folksters. Their influences are wide-ranging, crediting Bjork, Bill Frisell and Aoife O’Donovan as inspirations.

https://www.accpublishinggroup.com/uk/store/pv/9781851498635/why-vinyl-matters/jennifer-otter-bickerdike/

Kari Hedlund: [00:00:00] We're talking with Jennifer Otter Bickerdike author of a new book out now Why Vinyl Matters: a manifesto by and for fans of the vinyl format.

Jennifer you spoke with so many people in music musicians and industry folks including Lars Ulrich, Fatboy Slim, Henry Rollins people from labels like, Beggars. Nick Hornby author of High Fidelity, Third Man Records, the co-founder of Record Store Day.

How did you figure out your interview list?

The next in the Centerstage Minnesota concerts at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids is Siama Matuzungidi.  A Congolese guitarman,  Siama, recorded hundreds of hits and toured the world with soukous greats until making Minneapolis home base.

Siama’s picking style is legendary.  He and partner Dallas sing up a sweet storm and, along with authentic drum and belafon (a calabash marimba), they perform the sounds of DR Congo and upbeat soukous of East African dance floors

Dusty Heart

Apr 14, 2017

Our CenterStage Concert series, which started this year along with The Reif Center (in Grand Rapids), is almost wrapping up! April and May are the last two shows of the year, and both are worth your time on the town. Promise.

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