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“For the People”

Posted on: January 12th, 2016 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to 89.5FM, Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, Tuesday the 12th January, 4pm – 6pm, PST, For the People. Hear music from South Africa, the conclusion of the documentary, “Livin’ For Love: The Natalie Cole Story,” as well as more about the upcoming Musical Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther Kin, Jr. There will be commentary, more music, and an humble farewell to Otis Clay. Also, there are several upcoming events which may interest you, beginning with the public libraries throughout the San Francisco Bay Area (and beyond!). Search your library choice(s) for dates/times. The Sound Room (www.soundroom.org)–closed through Thursday the 14th–reopens on the 15th with Dahveed Behroozi; the 16th they present Sandy Cressman and Homeangem Brasileira. At Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com) Tuesday the 12th, Bay City Blues with Cris Cain and special guest, guitarist J.C. Smith; Wednesday the 13th, Terrie Odabi; Thursday the 14th, Roharpo and the Real Blues Band; Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram; and Sunday the 17th Kevin Selfe and the Toornados. For the latest happenings with the Eastside Arts Alliance, cheque out the Eastside Cultural Centre (www.eastsideartsalliance.com) or telephone them at 510.533.6629. The Freight and Salvage (www.thefreight.org) present Chuck Brodsky Tuesday the 12th; Steve Seskin, Don Henry and Craig Carothers on Wednesday the 13th; Jim Kweskin and Marilyn Axelrod with the Songcatchers on Thursday the 14th; Lucy Kaplansky on Friday the 15th, Paul Thum Band on Saturday the 16th, the Ruth Moody Band on Sunday the 17th; and the West Coast Songwriter’s Competition on Monday the 18th. Oakland’s Piedmont Piano Company (www.piedmontpiano.com) showcases Angela Lee and Marcus Pawlik on Sunday the 17th. At Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.com), Tuesday the 12h and Wednesday the 13th, see Tower of Power, but only if you have tickets, as all four set are sold out; on Thursday the 14th Simon PHILLIPS’ Protocol II is presented at 8pm, followed by Dead Prez at 10pm; Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th, Sinbad appears, with three of four performances already sold out; both set for Black Violin on Sunday the 17th are sold out; and The Stu Hamm Band appear Monday the 18th. Listen in for ticket giveaways. That and more, Tuesday the 12th January, 4pm – 6pm, PST, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, and throughout cyberspace, www.kpoo.com, produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com.

“For the People”

Posted on: January 4th, 2016 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 5th January, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People.” Hear music from ‘Africa’, an interview with prolific guitarist and Berkeley native Alex Skolnick, a conversation with Denise Smith regarding home ownership possibilities—including for the (very) low income. There will be commentary, more music, and an humble farewell to Natalie Cole. Also, there are several upcoming events which may interest you, beginning with the public libraries throughout the San Francisco Bay Area (and beyond!). Search your library choice(s) for dates/times, as most (if not all) of these event are free to the public. At Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com) Thursday the 7th, experience Alvon; Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th, The Joe Crown Trio; and Jules Leyhe Sunday the 10th. For the latest happenings with the Eastside Arts Alliance, cheque out the Eastside Cultural Centre (www.eastsideartsalliance.com) or telephone them at 510.533.6629. The Freight and Salvage (www.thefreight.org) present the Freight Open Mic on Tuesday the 5th; the Moth Story Slam Wednesday the 6th; Jill Knight with Pam Delgado, Jeri Jones and Rob Strom of Blaine Sally on Thursday the 7th; John McCutchson on Friday the 8th; The Okee Doke Brothers on Friday the 8th; The Okee Doke Brothers on Saturday the 9th; Rita Hosking on Sunday the 10th; and the Mozart Birthday Celebration on Monday the 11th. The Jewish Community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org) has ongoing programming, including the highly anticipated appearance by journalist Ariana Huffington. Oakland’s Piedmont Piano Company (www.piedmontpiano.com) showcases Lavay Smith Saturday the 9th, followed by Monica Chew and Janice Lee on Sunday the 10th. At Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.com), Tuesday the 5th and Wednesday the 6th, see the Stylistics; on Thursday the 7th celebrate the latest release by Mike Blankenship; and Friday the 8th through Sunday the 10th, you may be lucky enough to find a ticket to cheque one of the many true legends of the Bay Area: Tower of Power. Hear about many of these and more, tuning in Tuesday the 5th January, 4pm – 6pm, PST, on 89.5FM, K POO, San Francisco, and throughout cyberspace, www.kpoo.com, produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com.

Posted on: December 14th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to KPOO, San Francisco, Tuesday, 15 December, 2015, 4p – 6pm, PST, “For the People,” with host Safi wa Nairobi. Hear more music from Ghanaian native Kweku Ntiri, as well as a conversation with Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir producer, Briget Boyle, along with members of the O.I.G.C. Ensemble (www.oigc.org). KPOO host, Barbara Gainer, is featured with a holiday salute (www.facebook.com/public/Barbara-Gainer). Slim pickings on tickets for the “Colours of Christmas” celebration at Davis Symphony Hall the 15th December, featuring Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Oleta Adams, BeBe Winans and Peabo Bryson. Hear music from Michele Rosewoman (www.ickelerosewoman.com). We highlight another Bay Area treasure: Mary Stallings (www.marystallings.com). Hear that and more, Tuesday the 15th December, 2015, 4pm – 6pm, PST, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), “For the People.” Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: December 8th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 8th December, 2015, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People,” with music from Ghanaian-born Kweku Ntiri (www.facebook.com/kweku.ntiri). Kheven LaGrone joins us in-studio for conversation about the upcoming exhibit, “I Am San Francisco: (Re)Collecting the Home of Native Black San Franciscans.” Hear the conclusion of Dr. Gordon Lithgow from the Buck Institute (www.thebuck.org), discussing aging and senior wellness. Birthday shouts go out to Sammy Davis, Jr., Diego Rivera, Jerry Butler, Flip Wilson and Dita, three and an half month old daughter of Rawa and Haniff. Bay Area events for the second week of December include at Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.com), Tuesday the 8th, Robert Cray (sold out); the Mike Stern Band, featuring Dennis Chambers, Randy Brecker and Tom Kennedy Wednesday and Thursday the 9th and 10th; Victor Wooten featuring Jo Blair Friday and Saturday, the 11th and 12th; The Hawkins Family Tribute on Sunday the 13th (early set is sold out); and Blue Eternity on Monday the 14th. The Jewish Community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org) have ongoing programming of interest throughout December. Visit Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com) Tuesday the 8th, for Chris Cain and Bay City Blues, with saxophonist Nancy Wright; Wednesday the 9th, with Kim Weston’s All Star Blues Band; Thursday the 10th with the North Beach Brass Band; Friday the 11th with RJ Mischo; Saturday the 12th with Café R&B; and Sunday the 13th with the John Clifton Blues Band, featuring Rusty Zinn and John Walsh. Do remember free, informational, educational and fun events at various Bay Area public libraries. Hear about that, plus commentary and more, along with ticket giveaways, see, Tuesday the 8th December, 4pm – 6pm, PST, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, “For the People,” produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: December 1st, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 1st December, 2015, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People,” with music from Manu Dibango (www.manudibango.com). ). Jerome Leonard makes an encore appearance in-studio for conversation about his novel: Through the Chauffer’s Eyes. Another author, Jamie Bianchini, joins us to discuss his latest book about a one man’s adventure around the world in search of love, compassion and connection: A Bicycle Built for Two Billion. Bay Area events for the first week of December include Victoria Theodore at Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.com), Tuesday the 1st; George Cole and Holiday Friends on Wednesday he 2nd; Anna Nalick on Thursday the 3rd; Kindred the Family Soul on Friday the 4th; Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, Saturday through Sunday, the 5th – 7th at 8pm; The CTFU Comedy Night on Saturday, the 5th at 9.30pm; and the Robert Cray Band on Monday the 8th. Visit Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com) Tuesday the 1st, for Chris Cain and Bay City Blues, with guitarist Sammy Varela; Wednesday the 2nd with Howell Devine; Thursday the 3rd with Terrie Odabi; Friday and Saturday the 4th and 5th with Selwyn Birchwood; and Sunday the 6th with the Rex Marshall Band. Do remember free, informational, educational and fun events at various Bay Area public libraries. The Jewish Community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org) have ongoing programing of interest, including the Comedy Jam with Dan Romeo on Friday the 4th December. Notable birthdays include Director Woody Allen, who has gone 80, drummer John Densmore who has gone 71, Bette Midler, who has made 70, Lee Trevino who has made 76, as well as soul singer Lou Rawls and Actor Richard Pryor. The GLIDE Love Jam Gala (www.glide.org) happens Thursday the 3rd December at the Warfield–not to be missed, see. And get ready for Merle Haggard (www.merlehaggard.com), appearing at the Oakland Paramount Friday the 4th December. Today’s programme is dedicated in memory of Cynthia Robinson. Hear about that and more, along with ticket giveaways, see, Tuesday the 1st December, 4pm – 6pm, PST, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, “For the People,” produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: November 24th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 24th November, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People,” with music from Manu Dibango (www.manudibango.com). Also presented will be part two of the On Lok, Inc., Symposium held at UCSF last month regarding senior wellness. This week’s featured guest: Dr. Gordon Lithgrow of the Buck Institute (www.thebuck.org). Ron Thompson joins us in-studio for conversation and live performance. Wine and Waffles (www.wineandwaffles.com) present Lady Bianca (www.ladybianca.com) Sunday the 29th November, 8pm – 10pm, with free admission. Other Bay Area events for the week include the Ann Wilson Thing at Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.org), Tuesday the 24th; The Tommy Igoe Sextet on Wednesday the 25th; Roy Ayers on Friday and Saturday, the 27th and 28th; The Orkin Keepnews Memorial Concert on Sunday afternoon the 29th, followed by the House of Floyd Sunday evening the 29th; and the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra on Monday the 30th November. Visit Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com) Tuesday the 24th, for the Bay City Blues, with John Garcia and Gary Smith; Wednesday the 25th with Twice as Good; Friday the 27th with Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers; Saturday the 28th with Earl Thomas; and Sunday the 29th with Ron Thompson and the Resistors. Do remember free, informational, educational and fun events at various Bay Area public libraries. The Jewish Community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org) have ongoing programing of interest, including a free event with the Jewish Folk Chorus performing songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino and Russian on Tuesday the 24th November, 1.15pm – 2.15p. Notable birthdays include composer Scott Joplin, born 24 November 1868. The GLIDE Love Gala happens Thursday the 3rd December–not to be missed, see. And get ready for Merle Haggard (www.merlehaggard.com), appearing at the Oakland Paramount Friday the 4th December. Hear about that and more, along with ticket giveaways, Tuesday the 24th November, 4pm – 6pm, PST, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, “For the People,” produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: November 2nd, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 3rd November, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People,” with music from Cameroon. Linda Jordan joins us in-studio to discuss Black Women Organised for Poetical Action (www.bwopa.org). Hear a live performance and interview with Veretski Pass (www.veretskipass.ocom), as they make ready for the KlezCalifornia Yiddish Culture Festival this week at the Jewish Community Centre of the East Bay in Berkeley (www.jcceastbay.org). Members of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade (www.revolutionarypoetsbrigade.org) stop by to talk about this weekend’s “Overthrowing Capitalism 2015: Beyond Endless War, Racist Police, Sexist Elites.” A few other Bay Area events for the week include Dee Dee Simon at Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.org), Tuesday the 3rd; Judy Collins the 4th and 5th; Ron Moton for the early set on the 6th, followed by the CTFU Comedy Night for the late set on the 6th; Lee Ritenour with Dave Grusin on the 7th and 8th, and the New West Guitar Group with Tierney Sutton on Monday the 9th. If you missed this past Sunday at Yoshi’s with the Lionel Hampton Big Band featuring Jason Marsalis, try the Ashkenaz (www.ashkenaz.com), Thursday the 5th as they present the Cal Alumni Big Band. Visit Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com) Tuesday the 3rd, with Bay City Blues; Wednesday the 4th with Rick Estrin and the Nightcats; Thursday and Friday see the Stevie-Ray Vaughn Tribute; Saturday the 7th the Bey-Paule Band take the stage; followed by the Shane Dwight Band Sunday the 8th. Do remember the plethora of free, informational, educational and fun events at various Bay Area public libraries. The Jewish Community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org) has ongoing programing of interest. Interested in a love story? Consider “Dogfight” at the SF Playhouse Theatre (www.sfplayhouse.org), through Saturday the 7th November. Notable birthdays include Colin Kaepernick, Roseanne, Ty Lawson, Adam Ant, Lulu, and Sticky Fingaz. Hear that and more, Tuesday the 3rd November, 4pm – 6pm, PST, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, “For the People,” produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com), with special thanks to Michael Yoshida for making the Veretski Pass live recording possible.

“For the People”

Posted on: October 27th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 27th October, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People,” with music from South Africa. Chris Bertish (www.chrisbertish.com) joins us in-studio to discuss “Ocean Driven” (www.oceandrivenfilm.com). As the year’s Disability Awareness Month concludes, “For the People” features the documentary, “Music by Prudence” (www.musicbyprudence.com). A few Bay Area events for the week include Madeline Peyroux at Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.org), Tuesday the 27th; the EBAYC Gala on Thursday the 29th; Richard Elliot on Friday the 30th; the Superfly Tribute Show on Saturday the 31st; the Lionel Hampton Big Band featuring Jason Marsalis on Sunday the 1st November; and Gina Breedlove on Monday the 2nd November. Visit Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com) Tuesday the 27th October, with Willie Buck, followed by Sonny Rhodes on Thursday the 29th, Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers on Friday the 30th, Earl Thomas on Saturday the 31st, and Nathan James and the Rhythm Scratchers on Sunday the 1st November. Do remember the plethora of free, informational, educational and fun events at various Bay Area public libraries. Veretski Pass Trio is about to shock out at the Yiddish Festival in Berkeley. The Jewish Community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org) has ongoing programing of interest. Notable birthdays include one week old Baby Elisabeth, who arrived in NYC on the 20th October, as well as several giants born on the 27th October: Rudy Dee, Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Leif Erickson and Jayne Kennedy. Hear that and more, Tuesday the 27th October, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, “For the People,” produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: October 20th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 20th October, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People,” with music from Ghana and Jamaica. Louis F. Dematteis, co-producer of “The Other Barrio” (www.theotherbarrio.com), joins us in-studio. On his 51st birthday, hear an interview with Luciano (www.lucianomessenjah.com), as well as his live performance from Rebel Salute. “For the People” remembers the incomparable Shirley Horn, who joined the ancestors ten years ago. Make note of a few upcoming Bay Area events, including Karrin Allyson at Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.org), Tuesday the 20th; followed by An Evening With Envision on Wednesday the 21s; Tito y su Son on Thursday the 22nd; Iris Dement and Soul Mechanix in two separate engagements on Friday the 23r; The Pedrito Martinez Group and the Latin Rhythm Boys in two separate engagements Saturday the 24th; an afternoon UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Benefit: Jazz Jam Session, followed by David Benoit featuring Sara Gazarek the evening of the 25th; and the Josh Jaffe album release with Silvia Nakkach on Monday the 25th. And 2015 is still the centennial Oakland’s McClymond’s High School. Visit Bay City Blues Tuesday the 20th October, with Ron Thompson and special guest Tony Lindsay at Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com), followed by JW Jones on Wednesday the 21st, Jimmy Johnson with the Chris Cain Band the 22nd – 24th, the Shane Dwight Band on the 25th, and Tia Carrol on Monday the 26th. The “Lady Bianca Show” with special guest, Roharpo, happens Saturday the 24th at the Piedmont Piano Company (www.piedmontpiano.com). Do remember the plethora of free, informational, educational and fun events at various Bay Area public libraries. The Jewish Community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org) has ongoing programing of interest. Notable birthdays include Baby Elisabeth, who arrived in NYC, and Luciano (www.lucianomessenjah.co), who has gone 51. Hear that and more, Tuesday the 20th October, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, “For the People,” produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: October 5th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 6th October, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People,” with music from Yafet Atlaw; an in-studio visit with Miss Lady Bianca (www.ladybianca.com); a birthday salute to greats like Millie Small, Carole Lombard, Bruno Sammartino and Tony Dungy; poetry; commentary, and more. Make note of a few upcoming Bay Area events, including Bay City Blues Tuesday the 6th October, with Ron Thompson and special guest Little Wolf at Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com), followed by the North Beach Brass Band on Wednesday the 7th, the Rafael Tranquilino Band on Thursday the 8th October, Tad Robinson on Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th October, as well as Jules Leyne on Sunday the 11th. On Lok Lifeways (www.onlok.org) celebrates its 8th Annual Sustainable Long-Term Care Conference at the Mission Bay Conference Centre Thursday the 8th; “Justice or Else” marks the 20th anniversary of the “Million Man March” in Washington, DC. On Sunday the 11th October, cheque the SF “Exploratorium Free Day: Founder’s Day 2015” (www.exploratorium.edu). At Yoshi’s (www.yoshis.org), Tuesday the 6th the Montclair Women’s Big Band perform; Wednesday the 7th you can join ticket winners Tahiria and Mike to cheque the Barbary Coast Burlesque; Thursday the 8th the legendary Bob James graces the stage, followed by Grammy Award winners, The Manhattan Transfer, Friday through Sunday, the 9th through 11th October; and Dante ‘Taz’ Roberson appears Monday the 12th October. Sunday the 11th marks the 20th anniversary of the Maafa Commemoration at Ocean Beac (www.maafasfbayarea.com). And 2015 is still the centennial of Oakland’s McClymond’s High School. Do remember the plethora of free, informational, educational and fun events at various Bay Area public libraries, including the upcoming 12th Annual “Negro Spirituals Heritage Day” (www.negrospirituals.org). The Jewish Community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org) has ongoing programing of interest. Hear that and more, Tuesday the 6th October, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, “For the People,” produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).