KPFK is having their first fundraiser of 2011 and Melting Pot (Sundays from 4-6pm) will be doing it's part over the next two weeks to raise funds for the station. We have several goodies for you if you subscribe during my show. First up is the Melting Pot 4 Pack, with 4 very tasty new releases, Shawn Lee - World Of Funk, La Sera - La Sera, WildCookie (featuring Freddie Cruger aka Red Astaire and Anthony Mills) - Cookie Dough and the Marcus Shelby Orchestra - The Soul of the Movement: Meditations on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Also for this fundraiser we have a very special 7 pack of CDs from the legendary creator of Afro-Beat Fela Kuti. These records cover the years 1979-1992, essentially the final 10 recordings from Fela, including several of my personal favorites. Included in this 7 pack are the following records:
- Coffin For Head of State
- Unknown Soldier
- Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense
- Original Suffrerhead
- I.T.T. (International Thief Thief)
- Live From Amsterdam
- Army Arrangement
- Beast of No Nation
- O.D.O.O. (Overtake Don Overtake Overtake)
- The Underground System
Finally, in addition to a couple of special add-ons you'll have to listen in for, every single person who pledges during my show will be entered into a sweepstakes to win the brand new Fela Vinyl Box Set, curated by ?uestlove of the Roots. This box set features 6 albums from Fela, a special poster and a booklet that features notes from ?uestlove, Chris May and Jacqueline Grandchamp-Thiam on Fela's Music, plus lyrics to many of the songs included within. ?uestlove picked some great records, included in this set are 12" vinyl reissues of Everything Scatter, Expensive Shit, Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsene, Beast of No Nation, Fear Not For Man and Sorrow Tears & Blood. Every record is a classic.
Somebody is going to win this, could be YOU if you support a true alternative voice in independent media, radio powered by the people KPFK Los Angeles and Melting Pot! Please tune in, tell a friend and if you can't support us with some funds, support us with your ears,
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