MBE May 4: Celebrate our Spring Drive with Wilma Vrita, the return of Black Star, and more

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It’s our first day of KCRW’s Spring Drive! Thanks to your support, we have handpicked favorites from bold voices, daring sounds, and emerging artists like Wilma Vrita, who blend throwback lyricism with cinematic string sections for one of the most anticipated records of the year. And after a 24-year hiatus, it’s the return of Black Star! Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (FKA Mos Def) team up with Madlib for their new release.  

Speaking of stars and galaxies…. May the 4th be with you. In proper Star Wars tribute style, we’ve got the full 15 minute disco medley of John Williams' score from an album released in 1977 called “Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk” for all you fans and funk-heads alike. 

Come hang with us and let’s listen together. 





Anna Chang