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.
Feb 20, 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.
carlinhos brown Pandeiro
carlinhos brown Covered Saints
Tom Zé So (Solidao)
Brazil Classics 4: Massive Hits: The Best of Tom Ze Narada 1990
Chico Buarque Construção
Construção Universal Music International Ltda. 2014
Egberto Gismonti Baiao do Acordar
Antologia EMI 2003
Egberto Gismonti Danca Das Cabecas
Miles Davis In a Silent Way / Shhh / Peaceful / It's About That Time
Panthalassa - The Music of Miles Davis 1969-1974 Reconstruction & Mix Translation By Bill Laswell Columbia
Miles Davis Black Satin / What If / Agharta Prelude Dub
Panthalassa - The Music of Miles Davis 1969-1974 Reconstruction & Mix Translation By Bill Laswell Columbia 1969
Miles Davis In a Silent Way
In a Silent Way Columbia/Legacy
Milton Nascimento Olho D'água (feat. Canarinhos de Petrópolis)
Clube Da Esquina 2 EMI Music Brasil Ltda 1978
Milton Nascimento Canoa, Canoa
Clube Da Esquina 2 EMI 1978
Milton Nascimento Cancion Por La Unidad Latinoamericana
Clube Da Esquina 2
Dom Um Romão Family Talk
Complete Muse Sessions Savoy
Dom Um Romão Ponteio
Complete Muse Sessions Savoy