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KFAI

International Jazz Conspiracy

May 26, 2021 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Music/Experimental

With Emel

The program is a sonic journey through contemporary jazz, free improvisation, new music, hindustani music, flamenco, world music, underground, avant garde and art music from different corners of the globe, as well as interviews and live studio performances by local and visiting artists and the occasional musical restructuring*. An adventure in sound, a journey into the tone world.

We strive to present music with duende, a term originally used by flamenco musicians referring to inspiration, magic and fire in music. There is no direct translation for it in English, but the closest would be "soulful".
The famous Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca often speaks of duende. In his lecture "El juego y la teoria del duende" (Play and Theory of the Duende) he says:
"All through Andalucia. . . people speak constantly of duende, and recognize it with unfailing instinct when it appears... These dark sounds are the mystery, the roots... from which we get what is real in art... Thus duende is a force and not a behavior, it is a struggle and not a concept. I have heard an old master guitarist say: ‘Duende is not in the throat; duende surges up from the soles of the feet.’ Which means it is not a matter of ability, but of true living style; of blood; of ancient culture; of spontaneous creation."
Duende is not just found in flamenco though. In the liner notes of Miles Davis' 1964 album My Funny Valentine, Nat Hentoff says: "In trying to distill the particular mesmeric quality of Miles Davis, Kenneth Tynan has referred to the Spanish word DUENDE: 'It has no English equivalent,' he explained, but it denotes 'the ability to transmit a profoundly felt emotion with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of restraint... Miles Davis has DUENDE.' "

Hosted by Emel Sherzad.

'May music never just become another way of making money.'
- Keith Tippett

*musical restructuring: simultaneous playback/mixing of various audio sources, a.k.a. audio collage.

10:01 PM
Sun Ra - The Blue Set
Sun Ra The Blue Set
The Singles Evidence
10:06 PM
Sun Ra & His Intergalactic-Infinity Arkestra - Sun-Earth Rock
Sun Ra & His Intergalactic-Infinity Arkestra Sun-Earth Rock
The Night of the Purple Moon Atavistic-Unheard Music Series
10:11 PM
Sun Ra & His Intergalactic-Infinity Arkestra - 21st Century Romance
Sun Ra & His Intergalactic-Infinity Arkestra 21st Century Romance
The Night of the Purple Moon Atavistic-Unheard Music Series
10:15 PM
Salah Ragab & Sun Ra and His Arkestra - Egypt Strut
Salah Ragab & Sun Ra and His Arkestra Egypt Strut
The Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab In Egypt Golden Years 1983
10:22 PM
Salah Ragab & Sun Ra and His Arkestra - Ramadan
Salah Ragab & Sun Ra and His Arkestra Ramadan
The Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab In Egypt Golden Years 2004
10:26 PM
Salah Ragab & Sun Ra and His Arkestra - Oriental Mood
Salah Ragab & Sun Ra and His Arkestra Oriental Mood
The Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab In Egypt Golden Years 2004
10:31 PM
Sun Ra - Disco 3000
Sun Ra Disco 3000
Disco 3000 Art Yard
10:56 PM
Sun Ra - Bassim
Sun Ra Bassim
The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra Not Now Music
11:03 PM
Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra - World's Approaching
Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra World's Approaching
Strange Strings (Remastered 2014) [feat. Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Danny Davis & Pat Patrick] Atavistic-Unheard Music Series
11:14 PM
Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra - Strings Strange
Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra Strings Strange
Strange Strings (Remastered 2014) [feat. Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Danny Davis & Pat Patrick] Atavistic-Unheard Music Series
11:25 PM
Sun Ra - Other Worlds
Sun Ra Other Worlds
The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Vol. 1 ESP Disk
11:32 PM
Sun Ra - The Exotic Forest
Sun Ra The Exotic Forest
Nothing Is... (Live) ESP Disk 1966
11:44 PM
Sun Ra - Lanquidity
Sun Ra Lanquidity
Lanquidity Philly Jazz
11:51 PM
Sun Ra - That's How I Feel
Sun Ra That's How I Feel
Lanquidity Philly Jazz