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.
Apr 17, 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.
Elton Dean's Ninesense Nicrotto
Happy Daze / Oh! For The Edge Ogun 2009
JC Sanford's Triocracy That's All There Is
Pyramid Scheme Shifting Paradigm Records 2019
Can You Believe It? Red Piano Records 2016
Ray Anderson Alligatory Crocodile
What Because Gramavision 1990
John Hollenbeck guarana
Eternal Interlude Sunnyside 2009
Hal Crook A Simpler Time
Hero Worship RAM Records (7) 1997
Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet Now Jazz Ramwong
Now, Jazz Ramwong Pacific Jazz 1966
JC Sanford Live Improvisation
Bob Brookmayer my funny valentine
live at the north sea jazz festival callenge
JC Sanford Orchestra Verrazano Bikeride (Brooklyn Vignette #3) [feat. Jc Sanford & Satoshi Takeishi]
Views from the Inside Whirlwind Recordings 2014
Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy If You Don't Know Me By Now
The Odyssey of Funk & Popular Music Dreyfus Jazz 1998