Radio Without Boundaries
KFAI is a volunteer-based community radio station that exists to broadcast information, arts and entertainment programming for an audience of diverse racial, social and economic backgrounds.
May 14, 2019 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Bonjour Minnesota features music and culture from France and francophone countries. Regions of France are explored: Paris and its many styles; southern France and its separate language. Program are often centered on significant dates and special dates are highlighted: Valentine's Day with music about love; Christmas music in December.
The program serves the French, francophone and francophile communities. Programs are broadcast in French with English translation. We often hear, "We don't understand French, but we love your program."
Have a comment, question or request? Call the studio line during our show when the music is playing at 612-341-0980, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit and like page our Bonjour Minnesota Facebook page or on Twitter @BonjourMinn. You can also download the KFAI App for Android, iPhones and iPad.
Caryl interviews English speaking personalities of interest to the French community such as Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence.
Bonjour Minnesota occasionally has live shows with local musicians such as the Bone Tones' Cajun music and the Café Accordion orchestra, who feature a French repetoire of music.
Honoring Georgette Pfannkuch - Founding Producer, Bonjour Minnesota from 1984 - 2008
Georgette passed away on September 13, 2008.
Georgette reported on events of interest at local institutions as well as visiting artists and personalities. She interviewed personalities passing through the Twin Cities like Paul Renoir, grandson of the painter; Pierre Bensussan, French guitarist of international renown; and, many others.
Georgette also took advantage of her travels. She reported on the French influence in St. Petersburg, Russia and music and culture from Senegal in French-speaking Africa.
Bonjour Minnesota 2019 05 14
DJ(s): Adrien Carretero, Romain Lorentz and Fred Posine - Guest(s): None - Theme(s): Celebrating the Armistice of May 8th, 1945 though songs about War, Peace, Liberty, etc...
Renaud Line Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be - D. Day)
100 Chansons D'or 2-5 Virgin 2007
Montand Yves Le Chant Des Partisans
Un Gamin De Paris The Intense Music 2003
Montand Yves Rendez Vous Avec La Liberte
Car Je T'Aime Membran Music Ltd. 2004
Enfoires, Les Liberte
2016: Au rendez-vous des Enfoires Columbia 2016
Mouskouri Nana Je Chante Avec Toi Liberte
Classique Philips 1998
Georges Moustaki Sans la nommer
Ma liberté (Best of 2006) Polydor 1994
Georges Moustaki Ma liberte (Live)
Ma liberté Polydor 1994
Amadou & Mariam La Paix
Dimanche à Bamako Because Music 2005
Amadou & Mariam Combattants
The Magic Couple Wrasse Records 2009
Niagara J'ai vu
Religion Polydor 1990
Les Nubians Liberté
Nü Revolution Shanachie 2011
Juliette Armanet À la Guerre comme à l'Amour
Petite amie (Edition Délice) Universal Music Division Barclay 2017
Aznavour Charles Liberte
Aznavour 65 EMI France 1995
Brant Mike Serre Les Poings Et Bats-Toi
Mike Brant Master Serie PolyGram Distribution 1991
Brassens Georges Mourir Pour Des Idees
Les Copains D'Abord 1-2 Philips 1996
Brassens Georges La Mauvaise Herbe
Georges Brassens Master Series Vol. 2 PolyGram 1991
Massilia Sound System Oai E Libertat (Tati N'Inja Reviendra)
France 3-3 France Now Demon Music Group 2009
Noir Désir Des armes N
Des visages des figures Barclay 2001
Papaskiri Giga Perdue Dans La Liberte
Renaud Mort les enfants
Mistral gagnant Parlophone France 1985
Carla Bruni Liberté
Little French Songs Universal Music Division Barclay 2013