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MLK Day & Indigenous Peoples

I’m really happy with how the “Gospel Brunch” played out on this week’s show. There is some serious funkness happening in the first half, and the sermon is the closing excerpt from Rev. King’s address at the conclusion of the march from Selma to Birmingham in March 1965.

Prompted by a track by Jeremy Dutcher that I heard on a globalFEST wrap-up episode from NPR Music, I already had tracks from Indigenous musicians and poets planned for this show, before I knew about the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington on January 19. In fact, I originally planned all this for half of the previous Omnipop Omnibus (January 6), but I pushed it to this week when I saw how much great Tom Ardolino-related material I had for that show. Lots of great new recordings from David Greenberger, Black Thought, Chuck D, The Molice, and Juliana Hatfield, plus a little love note to my sweetheart at the end. xo

This week’s “Son of a Preacher Man” performed by Dom & The Giants

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