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Big Band Virtuosity: BBR #101, Featuring Orquestra Tabajara Airs Today!

Published on July 27, 2014 By Bem Brasil

Tweet Here it is, our 101st BBR! We got a new logo (check below!) and a new job at the station, but BBR’s winning formula will never change: All the great music we can pack into two hours! For this show, we will dedicate our first hour to a real Brazilian institution: The Orquestra Tabajara! […]

BBR #100!!!! Three Albums in Two Hours!

Published on July 20, 2014 By Bem Brasil

Tweet Here it is, finally, our 100th BBR! To celebrate, your host will share with you three – count ‘em – THREE of his favorite albums of all time, two of which are extremely rare, straight from Will’s record collection! We’ll start with the best known of the three, the seminal Tropicália: ou Panis et Circencis, […]

BBR #99 Featuring Sivuca Airs Today 6-8 PM/1A!

Published on July 13, 2014 By Bem Brasil

Tweet For our 99th Bem Brasil Radio Show, we’ll treat ourselves to the many musical talents of the great Sivuca ! A great Brazilian Multi-Instrumentalist, Conductor, Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, and Singer. His compositions span various styles, including choro, frevo, forró, baião, classical, blues, jazz, and others. His successful international career included performances with Baden Powell, Toots […]

BBR #97, Featuring O Banquete dos Mendigos Airs This Sunday!

Published on June 29, 2014 By Bem Brasil

Tweet December 10, 1973: To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Brazilian composer, singer, and actor Jards Macalé organized a concert at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, inviting many major Brazilian artists to perform, including Chico Buarque, Gal Costa, Raul Seixas, Milton Nascimento, and Edu Lobo, among others. In between songs, Macalé read the […]

Don Reed Digs The Verve Show

Published on August 29, 2013 By The Verve Show

Tweet Tonight’s episode is dedicated to two very special people who are celebrating their birthday today: Jabari Baraka Davis and Theresa Bacigalupi.  Happy Day, you two. Only four more shows of Don Reed’s latest show at The Marsh Theater in SF.  We’ll be talking about this super groovy show, “Can You Dig It?”  Also, we […]

Independence Day Verve Show Way

Published on July 4, 2013 By The Verve Show

Tweet Happy 4th of July!  Tonight’s show is dedicated to the lovely Emily Jordan and everyone else having a birthday today (I’m talking about you, Lynn Gold and Al Madrigal).  Tonight, we’re celebrating independence  and democracy with a variety of music, featuring artists like Phil Johnson, Noe Venable, Xtatic and Lumination.  We’ll also have comedy […]

The Verve Show: A Transvestite With A Career

Published on June 27, 2013 By The Verve Show

Tweet Holy Moses,  Batman!  Tonight’s episode is one for the history books, with doctors and musicians and comedians (oh, my!).  Tonight, we highlight some of the most influential people in Malcolm’s early life.  First, the show is dedicated to Pamela Waiolena, who’s birthday was yesterday.  (Oh, did I forget to mention, she’s Malcolm’s mother).  We’re […]

It’s A Comical, Jazzy, ’80s Party On The Verve Show

Published on June 13, 2013 By The Verve Show

Tweet Good luck to recurring Verve Show guests Brian King and Gail Jones in tonight’s final round of the comedy competition at Bunlo’s Comedy Lounge.  Joining Nicole and Malcolm is the funny, blonde-ish, always entertaining hostess with the mostest, Suzy Vincent of Too Gone Blondes.  Then, we’ll enjoy a quick visit with Miro Berglund, of […]

The Verve Show: The Luck Of The Irish

Published on June 6, 2013 By The Verve Show

Tweet Tonight on The Verve Show, we start with my short story, “The Luck O’ The Irish”.  We’ll be featuring Irish and Celtic music leading into our conversation with Celtic Americana duo Robin Flowers and Libby McLaren.  They will be performing at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse this Saturday.  Brian King will join us with […]