WMM with Mikal Shapiro & KC Folk Fest + Paul Wenske, Nancy Meis, Chris Wenske, Isaac Cates of “I’m So Glad”

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Mikal Shapiro & KC Folk Fest + Paul Wenske, Nancy Meis, Chris Wenske, Isaac Cates of “I’m So Glad”

Mark spins more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Jass, Calvin Arsenia, Love Mae C, Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, Weda Skirts, Monta At Odds, Angie Fights Crime, THIMASTR, The Postal Service, and Ani DiFranco. We’ll also play: Isaac Cates with Affirmations, Chrystal Rucker, Marti Newland with Artis Wodehouse, Jackson Jubilee Singers, Sister Anna Grinstead with Sister Forestine Gibson, Zenobia Smith with Clarence Williams, Kansas City Gospel Singers, Genetter Bradley and the Melody-Aires, and Alma Whitney and the Whitney Singers.

At 10:30am Mikal Shapiro shares details about KC Folk Festival, Saturday, May 18, at 12:00pm, at Washington Square Park, 100 E Pershing Rd, KCMO. This free, all-day city festival celebrates the music & arts of our neighborhoods, with song, poetry, dance, storytelling, art, demos, workshops, food trucks, and craft market. KC Folk Fest features: ARQuesta del SolSoul, Madisen Ward, Love, Mae C., Jass, Weda Skirts, Sally and the Hurts, Rural Grit Happy Hour, No Divide KC Artist Showcase, Mariachi Estrella KC, HSN Youth Songwriter Contest Winners, poets Mary Silwance, C. Woods, Sheri “Purpose” Hall, a demo by Break Free KC Hip Hop School, and dance by Shashwat Chaurasia. KC Folk Fest is a community-led nonprofit organization that is free thanks to the support of Folk Alliance International, Missouri Arts Council, Neighborhood Tourism & Development Fund, & donors. Info at: www.kansascityfolkfestival.org

At 11:00am Mark talks with musicians & filmmakers Paul Wenske, former national correspondent & investigative reporter for The KC Star, and Nancy Meis, former content marketing, creative industries & arts manager, and Chris Wenske, a videographer & editor currently living in Los Angeles California, and Isaac Cates an award-winning musician, singer-songwriter, composer, conductor, producer & Recording Academy member who is conductor of the popular Kansas City gospel choir Ordained, and is Director of Music Outreach and Worship Leader at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. These special guests return to WMM to share details about “I’m So Glad” their documentary film exploring the untold story of Black Gospel Music in Kansas City and the roots of Black Gospel Music narrated by Isaac S. Cates. We will share music associated with the film.

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