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Album of the Week: Spirituals by Santigold

For her fourth album under the moniker Santigold, Santi White continues to push the genre limits, refusing to be easily defined. With a background in punk music, Santigold has had many experiences in her life being in areas of the music industry where spaces for black women are not recognized or held. A lot of the lyrics in Spirituals reflects those experiences, in the music industry and in life.

White grew up listening to artists like Fela Kuti, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye and Burning Spear. She has incorporated the influence of those diverse musicians into her music, leaning towards pop one song, reggae the next with some afro-futurism to round it out.

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Kari (CAR-ee) is originally from South Dakota … a state often referred to as the land of infinite variety. As Music Director at Northern Community Radio, Kari has taken that theme to heart with her ability to feed a community of listeners hungry for an infinite variety of music and ideas. Along with her trademark lipstick and husky voice … Kari also raises a family … and Baguettes when time permits