Sandy Miranda has been broadcasting music on KPFA since 1988. She had her first music lesson at age 5, studying violin, piano, guitar, Congolese and Nigerian drums, percussion, and ukulele—but her favorite instrument is the mixing board. She’s traveled around the Pacific Islands, Indonesia, Mediterranean islands, Europe, Scandinavia, Scotland, Ireland, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Australia, looking for the local music that carries the culture of the people. Sandy is particularly interested in what heals us, and has found music to be key. She believes that a tremendous amount of history and wisdom is held in traditional music, and that solutions to many of society’s woes can be found there. She can be heard mixing roots, vintage, jazz, ambient, multilingual hip-hop, folk, dance, and tribal sounds on any particular show. And she loves to hear from listeners, because she sees radio as a two-way street.
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