On this week's A Patchwork Quilt, Kevin Vance will air his award-winning show about Martin Luther King, this Saturday at 5pm. Listeners will hear a piece of MLK speaking, for a minute or more, then a relevant song to the issue he's speaking to. The songs come from regular civil rights workers in the streets and the churches, and from popular folk musicians from back in the day, as well as today.
A set of Scottish music this Saturday afternoon at 5 in celebration of Scotland's brave attempt at home rule. We'll hear from Dougie MacLean, Dick Gaughan, and the Battlefield Band. Warning: you may hear bagpipes.
This Saturday at 5, we'll be featuring music from the new documentary, "Hearts Of The Dulcimer", produced out of pocket and out of love for the music by musicians and filmmakers Patricia Delich and Wayne Jiang.
Conspiracy of Venus is an all women’s a cappella vocal ensemble based in San Francisco, California. Under the artistic direction of Joyce Todd McBride, the women of CoV interpret her daring and inventive arrangements of contemporary music, ranging from the classic (Joni Mitchell’s "Big Yellow Taxi"), to the cutting edge (Bjork’s "Possibly Maybe"), with dazzling technical verve and tons of personality. The group’s repertoire also includes works by David Bowie, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, The Pixies, Bill Withers, Rufus Wainwright, and Roger Miller.
Members of Cascada De Flores, a Bay Area folkloric group specializing in music from Mexico and Cuba, will be Kevin's guests this Saturday on A Patchwork Quilt. They have a new album, Radio Flor, re-enacting the golden age of radio, when everyone you heard, announcers, musicians, actors, poets, and storytellers were always performing live from the studio. Imagine listening to la estacion XEW in Mexico City or La Cadena Azul en La Habana, Cuba in the 1930s and '40s.