10,000 Fresh Voices

Series produced by KFAI Minneapolis

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Local arts, culture, history and environmental features made possible by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Local arts, culture, history and environmental features made possible by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.


880 Pieces

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Caption: Peter Borne aboard Joyful Noise, Credit: James Napoli
Richfield couple Peter and Michele Borne are on a mission to unite communities along the Mississippi River through music and education. But before ...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2021
  • Length: 06:58
Caption: "Enchilada" , Credit: Savannah Bustillo
In the world of audio recording, sound is visually represented in what’s called a wave form. They often look like tall ovals with vertical spikes. ...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2021
  • Length: 06:42
Caption: Baseball player Toni Stone poses for a photo. , Credit: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
This fall marks the 30th anniversary of one of Minnesota’s most celebrated baseball moments: the Twins’ 1991 World Series championship. But this ye...

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  • Added: Oct 25, 2021
  • Length: 05:12
  • Purchases: 1
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Sod House Theater brings Booyah to the people with their most recent show, “Arla Mae’s Booyah Wagon.” Conceived by Minnesota theater artist Sarah A...

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  • Added: Oct 25, 2021
  • Length: 05:25
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dona Pepa performing on the Lake Street Truth Collective stage, Credit: Photo by Sheila Regan
The empty lot where the former Roberts Shoes Building once stood has become a lively art space connected to the community around Lake Street. KFAI'...

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  • Added: Sep 12, 2021
  • Length: 05:44
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: C.H. Lippincott Seed Catalogue, Credit: Image Courtesy of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
In 1886, no one expected much from Carrie H. Lippincott. She was a single woman in desperate need of money when she launched what would become one ...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2021
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mankwe Ndosi, Credit: Sally Nixon
The album "felt / not said" by Mankwe Ndosi and Body MemOri features cello, contrabasso, percussion, wildly versatile vocals by Ndosi, but the albu...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2021
  • Length: 05:39
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Serenity, Credit: Photo Courtesy of Isabel Pone
Isabel Pone a.k.a 'Serenity' was sick of just getting by on a nine-to-five job. She's an up-and-coming Dj and vocalist within Minneapolis's growing...

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2021
  • Length: 04:18
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Summertime around Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis, Credit: Photo courtesy of Kiin Adan and Melissa Olson
A year after the name Bde Maka Ska was restored as the official name of a popular lake in Minneapolis, youth producer Kiin Adan set out to learn mo...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2021
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Corrector Vol 2: Impossible Musics, Credit: Image Courtesy of Corrector Records
"Improbable and impractical" – words used to describe the music found on "Corrector Vol 2: Impossible Musics," a new album compiled of music compos...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2021
  • Length: 06:44
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Hmong-American farmer You Pao Xiong stands near fresh produce at the Minneapolis Farmers Market., Credit: Mike Moen
Thirty years ago, variety was hard to come by at Twin Cities farmers markets. But that’s changed, with many operations boasting an array of fresh f...

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2021
  • Length: 04:53
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Destinies Manifest, Credit: John Jota Leaños
Spirits, UFOs, and Ouija boards, and all things otherworldly make up Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art – an unsettling, new tour...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2021
  • Length: 06:41
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Muralist Hibaaq Ibrahim , Credit: Zaraia Fabunmi
Hibaaq Ibrahim is a painter whose recent work includes creating murals for commercial businesses. Whether commercial or community-based projects, H...

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2021
  • Length: 06:48
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Grupo Mio performs at SPNN in St. Paul., Credit: Ryan Dawes
Tejano is a word that means “Texan” in Spanish. Tejano is also the name of a music genre fusing US American and Mexican musical traditions, plus a ...

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  • Added: May 31, 2021
  • Length: 04:23
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Minnesota artist Reggie LeFlore poses among his paintings. , Credit: Sheila Regan
Reggie LeFlore is a muralist with street art and graffiti influences. His first solo gallery exhibition takes place at Gamut Gallery in downtown Mi...

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  • Added: May 31, 2021
  • Length: 06:38
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Singer Songwriter Annie Mack, Credit: Shelly Mosman
African American singer songwriter Annie Mack does it all, from powerhouse blues to New Americana and beyond, highlighting her unique vocal presenc...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2020
  • Length: 05:33
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lela Pierce stands before a projection by Snow Yunxue Fu, Credit: Courtesy of the Gordon Parks Gallery in St. Paul
How do we experience a gallery in digital space? That question gets explored by new media artist Snow Yunxue Fu and dance artist Lela Pierce in "Re...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2021
  • Length: 05:27
  • Purchases: 1
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Since the first rail line was completed in Minnesota in 1862, the railroad has had a storied existence in the state. Fire is part of that story. KF...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2021
  • Length: 07:09
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Leif Brush
Leif Brush was a pioneering sound artist based in Duluth since the mid 1970s. His Terrain Instruments were just some of the audible sculptures tha...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2021
  • Length: 06:11
  • Purchases: 1
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The Lake Wobegon Trail is a 10-foot wide strip of pavement that guides bicyclists through Central Minnesota’s trees, lakes, and fields of cows. Now...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2021
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 1