10,000 Fresh Voices

Series produced by KFAI

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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.


839 Pieces

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Two Minnesota musicians, Amanda Weber and Natalie Pollard, are starting what is thought to be the first re-entry choir in the U.S. Pollard shares t...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2020
  • Length: 08:22
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Protest sign opposing the construction of the CC Powerline across farmland.
On March 5, 1978 in subzero temperatures, about 10,000 farmers marched across Pope County, Minn. in a staged funeral procession to mourn the death ...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2020
  • Length: 07:15
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Beatles arrived at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, August 1965, Credit: Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society
August 21, 1965, the Beatles invaded Metropolitan Stadium for their first ever Minnesota concert, bringing together a high school photographer with...

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2020
  • Length: 04:41
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: D Mills with Guitar, Credit: Erin Piesert
Minneapolis rapper Diane Miller aka D Mills creates thought provoking hip hop work that expresses her authentic self and engages the audience with ...

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2020
  • Length: 05:08
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Polish American artist Piotr Szyhalski works in his basement.
Polish American artist Piotr Szyhalski turned to drawing during the Covid-19 stay at home orders. Working in his basement, he responded to news rep...

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  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 05:19
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mpls Adonia & DJ Shannon Blowtorch, Credit: Photo Courtesy of DJ Shannon Blowtorch
DJ Shannon Blowtorch & Host Mpls Adonia have years of experience working the crowds and pumping up the energy in the room. Keeping their love for e...

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  • Added: May 25, 2020
  • Length: 06:03
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A Constant Cough, Credit: (Photo courtesy of the artist)
“A Constant Cough” is a Minneapolis duo that plays an eclectic array of music. Their unique electric, reverb, bending sound features Victoria Carpe...

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  • Added: May 04, 2020
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Singer-songwriter Aby Wolf sings with a group in Red Wing, Minn., Credit: Sheila Regan
Singer-songwriter Aby Wolf, along with her electro-acoustic ensemble Champaign Confetti, has brought chamber music intimacy, jazz rhythms, and elec...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2020
  • Length: 04:24
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In the late 1800s, a farmer discovered a large stone carved with Viking runes in Kensington, Minnesota. It’s been the subject of debate ever since....

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2020
  • Length: 05:11
  • Purchases: 1
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No matter the season, Minnesotans are known for embracing outdoor activities. The more shining examples are in the colder months. From ice fishing ...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2020
  • Length: 04:14
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: sculpture by Marty McConnell, Credit: Photo Courtesy of Benjamin Wuest
A Conspiracy of Strange Girls, is a Twin Cities arts collective open to all women, femme-identifying, non-binary or genderqueer people creating art...

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2020
  • Length: 05:24
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Nur-D Quarantine World Tour , Credit: Ryan Dawes
On Friday, March 13, 2020, Gov. Tim Walz declared a "peacetime emergency" in Minnesota, discouraging large gatherings of people in an effort to ste...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2020
  • Length: 08:51
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Minneapolis singer songwriter Lydia Liza, Credit: Sheila Regan
After bursting on the Twin Cities music scene as a teenager, singer songwriter Lydia Liza got a crash course in growing up. By her early 20s, she s...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2020
  • Length: 05:58
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Rolling Stones in Minneapolis , Credit: Fred Case
“When the Stones Came to Town: Rock 'n' Roll Photos from the 1970s” is a book by Fred Case and Eric Dregni, published by the Minnesota Historical S...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2020
  • Length: 06:25
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge in Minneapolis, MN, Credit: Colleen Cowie
Many artists are familiar with the frustrating experience of performing “for exposure” or not being compensated fairly for their work. However, the...

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Songwriter Bailey "26" Cogan, Credit: Photo courtesy of Bailey "26" Cogan
Bailey “26” Cogan (They/Them) is the genderfluid leader, singer/songwriter and keyboardist for the Minneapolis band 26 BATS! Bailey resonates with ...

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2020
  • Length: 05:18
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Youa Chang and Tou Saik Lee
When Tou Saik Lee started out as a hip-hop and spoken word artist, he thought he was forging something new as a Hmong-American artist. Soon he real...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2020
  • Length: 04:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: 'Scream It Off Screen' mascot. , Credit: Savannah Mealer
Your average film festival is usually a polite and respectful affair, but KFAI’s Mason Butler takes us on a visit to a new breed of monthly competi...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2020
  • Length: 04:37
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Hon Ki performs at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis., Credit: Hector Roberts
These Twin Cities musicians go beyond the metronome in their explorations of odd measures. Using uncommon time signatures or, in some cases, no tim...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2020
  • Length: 06:07
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What if a little piece of history was buried right in your own backyard? A grave hunter takes KFAI’s Sara Pette on a walking tour of a cemetery in ...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2020
  • Length: 06:35
  • Purchases: 1