WMM and Music of Folk Alliance International with Julia Othmer + Nilko Andreas + KC Folk Fest

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Music from Folk Alliance International Conference + Julia Othmer + Nilko Andreas + Mikal Shapiro & KC Folk Fest

Mark plays music from Artists participating the 34th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference, May 18, 19, 21, 21, and 22 in Kansas City. We’ll spin tracks from: Making Movies, Julia Othmer, Ensemble Iberica with Beau Bledsoe & Amado Espinoza, The Burney Sisters, Rebolu, Willi Carlisle, Mehuman, Raye Zaragoza, Charly Lowry, Elexa Dawson, Just Angel, and Mac Sauce. More info at http://www.folk.org

At 10:30 Mark talks with Julia Othmer a 2022 Folk Alliance International Official Showcase Artist who is performing in the Kansas City Westin Crown Center Hotel, Thursday, May 19, on the Roanoke Room, 4:45 PM to 5:15 PM. In 2021 Julia was one of seven artists selected to represent the USA for Global Music Match 2021. Othmer’s music is vibrant and emotionally potent. The child of European refugees, she draws from a broad and richly cultured palette of experience to create her intensely human yet otherworldly songs. Her piano-driven performances are a mesmerizing and superconscious fusion of raw power, vocal artistry and joy. In 2021 Julia released SEEDS VOLUME 2, her 4th album with live recordings from her 30-day “Songs of September Project”, where Julia covered songs of protest & hope, to inspire people to vote. In 2020, Julia released SEEDS VOLUME 1. Julia Othmer released “Sound,” on April 12, 2019, her second album produced with James Lundie, who became Julia’s husband in 2016. Info at: http://www.juliaothmer.com.

At 11:00 Nilko Andreas joins us to play LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios. Colombian/American classical guitarist & composer Nilko Andreas Guarin has been praised as an “electrifying performer for his powerful stage presence and spontaneity that grows irresistible.” Since his Carnegie Hall debut in 2009 Nilko Andreas has been captivating audiences in over fifteen countries and three continents. While in KC for the Folk Alliance International Conference Nilko Andreas performs with “The Poor Choices” on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 PM at The Ship, 1221 Union Ave. Nilko Andreas performs at Folk Alliance International Conference on Wednesday, May 18, at 11:00 PM at Westin Crown Center Hotel, 1 East Pershing Rd. Nilko Andreas performs at Folk Alliance International Conference with Beau Bledsoe & Amado Espinoza on Saturday, May 21, at 7:00 PM at Westin Crown Center Hotel, Nilko Andreas & Friends perform at Kansas City Folk Fest on Sunday, May 22, at 5:00 PM. Info at: http://www.nilkoandreas.com

At 11:30 Mikal Shapiro joins us to share details about Kansas City Folk Festival, Sunday, May 22, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, at Washington Square Park, 100 E Pershing Rd, KCMO. The KC Folk Fest is kicking off its first fest as a new, community-led organization. The Fest features live music from: Charly Lowry, Elexa Dawson, Just Angel, Nina Ricci, Mac Sauce, Ani Mal, Cary Morin, Nilko Andreas and Friends, and Storytelling by Philip blue owl Hooser. The Fest also features family and earth-friendly music, art, crafts, a grassroots market, food trucks, live painting by Kunturwarmi AKA Astrid Mier y Teran Jibaja, Folk Demos that include: “Darn that Waste” – How to fix holes in your clothes by Reverend Rose, “Finger-Picking on Guitar” by Nina Ricci and more! Audiences are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. The event is free to all. Donations appreciated. More info at: http://www.kansascityfolkfestival.org

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Show #942


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