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International Jazz Conspiracy

Jun 30, 2021 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Music/Experimental

With A KFAI DJ

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.

International Jazz Conspiracy
10:11 PM
Ronu Majumdar, Abhijit Banerjee, Ry Cooder & Jon Hassell - A Day for Trade Winds
Ronu Majumdar, Abhijit Banerjee, Ry Cooder & Jon Hassell A Day for Trade Winds
Hollow Bamboo Water Lily Acoustics 2011
10:17 PM
Baaba Maal - Lam Lam
Baaba Maal Lam Lam
Nomad Soul Palm Pictures 1997
10:32 PM
Jon Balke - Ya Safwa Ti
Jon Balke Ya Safwa Ti
Siwan ECM Records 2009
10:38 PM
Jon Hassell/Farafina - Flash of the Spirit (Laughter)
Jon Hassell/Farafina Flash of the Spirit (Laughter)
Flash of the Spirit Intuition Records
10:46 PM
Jon Hassell/Farafina - Dreamworld (Dance)
Jon Hassell/Farafina Dreamworld (Dance)
Flash of the Spirit Intuition Records
10:51 PM
Jon Hassell - Open Secret (Paris)
Jon Hassell Open Secret (Paris)
Maarifa Street - magic realism 2 nyen
11:07 PM
Jon Hassell - Hamburg
Jon Hassell Hamburg
The Surgeon of the Nightsky Restores Dead Things by the Power of Sound intuition 2005
11:15 PM
Jon Hassell - Brussels
Jon Hassell Brussels
The Surgeon of the Nightsky Restores Dead Things by the Power of Sound intuition 2005
11:29 PM
Jon Hassell - Caravanesque
Jon Hassell Caravanesque
Fascinoma Water Lily Acoustics 2011
11:35 PM
Jon Hassell - Suite de Caravan
Jon Hassell Suite de Caravan
Fascinoma Water Lily Acoustics 2011
11:48 PM
Jon Hassell - Estaté ("Summer")
Jon Hassell Estaté ("Summer")
Fascinoma Water Lily Acoustics 2011
11:52 PM
Jon Hassell - Nature Boy
Jon Hassell Nature Boy
Fascinoma Water Lily Acoustics 2011
11:57 PM
Jon Hassell and Bluescreen - G-Spot
Jon Hassell and Bluescreen G-Spot
Dressing For Pleasure Warner Bros.