Art Hounds: Pocket Lab poets, Habib Koite and mother/daughter issues

acoustic africa.JPGThis week’s hounds are staring up at tall poets, grooving to African acoustic music, and watching a portrayal of a mother/daughter relationship in all its ugliness and beauty.

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ameliafoster.JPGAmelia Foster has an afinity for introverted young poets because she is one. Get a bunch of them in one room, Amelia says, and their eccentricities begin to shine. That indeed will happen at Rogue Bhudda Gallery on Thursday, March 10 at 7pm, with another installment of the Pocket Lab Poetry reading series. It features such poets as Seth Michael Berg, Deborah Stein, Dobby Gibson and Steve Healey. It’s entitled “Invasion of the Tall Poets,” evidently because of their tall stature.

andreasatter.JPGAndrea Satter thoroughly enjoyed the Table Salt Production of “Nest.” Andrea, development manager for Coffee House press in Minneapolis, also saw herself reflected in it. “Nest” is about a troubled mother/daughter relationship that reaches a new plateau after the mentally ill mother shows up at her daughter’s doorstep. “Nest” is on stage through March 12 at the Lowry Theater in St. Paul.

paulharding.JPGAs host of Radio K’s global music show, “Radio K International,” Paul Harding keeps a close eye on African musicians passing through town. Paul says the second iteration of The Cedar’s “Acoustic Africa” series will be special. It features Malian superstar and guitarist Habib Koite, along with guitarist and composer Afel Bocoum, also from Mali, and guitarist Oliver Mtukudzi of Zimbabwe.

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