Patricia Hemphill was very young when it dawned on her that she had a big dream for her future, but it wasn’t very well-received by her teacher at the time, Ms. Hart. Hemphill shares the story in this interview with her mother, Anniece Hemphill at the San Francisco StoryCorps booth in the Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Today we are featuring the high-energy grooves of Afrobeat practitioners, Albino! This ten-piece ensemble includes dancers and eye-popping costumes - along with hypnotic percussion and heavy, heavy horns! They’ll be celebrating the birthday of Fela Kuti, their Nigerian musical muse, on Friday, October 19, at San Francisco’s Elbo Room. Music starts at 9pm.
On this week's "Open Air", host David Latulippe talks with baroque violinist John Holloway and harpsichordist Lars Mortensen, who will be performing music from the dawn of the Baroque with dulcianist Jane Gower this weekend in Palo Alto, Berkeley, and San Francisco. The Peninsula Symphony's music director and conductor, Mitchell Klein, stops by with Eugene Brancoveanu, who will be featured soloist for this week's PSO concerts of the music of Mahler, Schubert, and Corigliano; and conductor Jessica Bejarano offers an update of her recent and upcoming conducting engagements.
The San Francisco Giants, today, won a dramatic, do-or-die playoff game against the Cincinnati Reds. MVP candidate Buster Posey hit a grand slam in the 6 to 4 victory. The Giants won three straight elimination games on the road, and now move on to the penultimate playoff series, beginning Sunday night, October 14th. In Oakland, meanwhile, in just about an hour-and-a-half, the A's have their own must-win game against the Detroit Tigers. All the excitement has San Francisco Chronicle reporter Scott Ostler thinking this is not just one of the best days in Bay Area baseball history.
Saxophonist Archie Shepp is a legend. His career goes back nearly 50 years, including playing on John Coltrane’s iconic album, A Love Supreme. Today Shepp mixes jazz, blues and other influences into what he calls “African American Music.” Shepp plays tonight, October 11th, at Yoshi's in Oakland at 8pm and 10pm.