Feb 6, 2019
In this bonus episode, get an inside look at the past and present of our Global Rhythms series! Host Jini Palmer talks with Spider Kedelsky, the founder of the Global Rhythms series (1:00). He recalls how the music series came to be and shares his experience working with different groups and musicians over the years. Then Jini sits down with Jon Kertzer, current curator of our Global Rhythms series, to find out how he got involved with Global Rhythms and learn about his experience in radio and his interest in world music (16:04). Kertzer dives into the season’s incredible lineup, discussing the inaugural concert performed by Mamak Khadem (22:34) and highlighting the bands to come—including the Pedrito Martinez Group (23:27), Lorraine Klaasen (25:03), Mokoomba and Chimurenga Renaissance (27:18), and Kinan Azmeh’s CityBand (30:30). Learn about the history of our Global Rhythms series—and about the unforgettable lineup that’s approaching this season!