Wednesday MidDay Medley welcomes Fally Afani + Cat Mahari + Calvin Arsenia

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Cat Mahari + Calvin Arsenia
+ Fally Afani & Lawrence Field Day Fest


Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Varma Cross, The Philistines, The Dear Misses, Lincoln Marshall, Bummer, The People’s Punk Band, The Tamborine Club, Erik Voeks, Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, Calvin Arsenia, The Julie Ruin, The Avalanches, Spacin’, Afefe Iku, Laura Mvula, and Theo Parrish.

Fally Afani photo by Tom Hudson

Fally Afani photo by Tom Hudson

At 10:30, award winning photo-journalist, Fally Afani, of I Heart Local Music, joins us to share music and information about Lawrence Field Day Fest, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 14-16, in Lawrence Kansas. I Heart Local Music provides information about Lawrence music events and bands. For more information you can visit:

Cat Mahari photo by Matthew Dunehoo

Cat Mahari photo by Matthew Dunehoo

At 11:00 we’ll talk with nationally recognized KC based dancer, performance artist, and choreographer, Cat Mahari, who will share information about ‪31st & Brklyn‬, a new space she is opening. Cat will talk about the present, past and future of 31st & Brooklyn and her experience of working with KIVA and the international community of lenders who’ve invested in the space. 31st & Brklyn will host, Currents of Reality, on Saturday, July 16, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, at 2123 East 31st Street, KCMO, 64109. The themes of the evening include: Connection of Water, and Diaspora Africa, with an introduction to current programming, associate artists, and our community gathering. Sounds will be provided by Thomas Xu of Detroit, Michigan. More info on Cat Mahari at:

Calvin Arsenia photo by Jenny Wheat

Calvin Arsenia photo by Jenny Wheat

At 11:30 Kansas City based musician, composer, singer, Calvin Arsenia joins us in our 90.1 FM Studios. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, guitar, harp, and banjo. Calvin Arsenia has written, arranged and produced 5 EPs including Prose, his 2015 release that was recorded over the course of three live sessions at Edinburgh’s Napier University. Calvin Arsenia is getting set to release a new EP of original material. More info at:

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