Last week, I was driving in the car with my twin two year-old sons in the backseat (you probably get that a lot), and turned to your station in response to my sons’ request for music. A piece by Kronos quartet in collaboration with a Ghanaian drummer was just being announced, and I felt very serendipitously pleased, because I’m a fan of Kronos Quartet but not of driving. While enjoying the piece, I reflected that it’s not often that you get to hear pretty much anything from anywhere on the content of Africa on one’s classical music station. I began to feel very proud of you.
After the piece, when the drummer was identified (I believe) as Obo Addy whose local organization I’ve come into contact with now and then, I did a little “I love Portland” dance while driving down the road. So, thank you for being awesome!