Where Community Grows
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.
Jan 30, 2019 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM
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.
Robert Wyatt Caimanera
Nothing Can Stop Us Ryko/WEA 2006
Phil Manzanera Frontera
Diamond Head EMI Catalogue 1975
Soft Machine Moon In June
The Peel Sessions Dutch East India Trading 1990
Soft Machine Esther's Nose Job
The Peel Sessions Strange Fruit 1990
Robert Wyatt Las Vegas Tango, Pt. 1
The End of an Ear CBS
Robert Wyatt The Animals Film (side I)
The Animals Film Base Records
Derek Bailey Dart Drug
Dart Drug Honest Jon's Records 2018
Robert Wyatt L'albero Degli Zoccoli
Radio Experiment - Rome, February 1981 Rai Trade 2009
Soft Machine When I Don't Want You
The Soft Machine 1968
Soft Machine You Don't Remember
The Soft Machine
Hugh Hopper & Kramer Free Will and Testament
A Remark Hugh Made