KFAI

Radio Without Boundaries

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.

International Jazz Conspiracy

Sep 11, 2019 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Eclectic

With 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.

10:05 PM
João Gilberto - Adeus America
João Gilberto Adeus America
João Gilberto: Live In Montreux Rhino/Elektra 2005
10:11 PM
Fred Frith - Underwater Dream
Fred Frith Underwater Dream
The Top of his Head Made to Measure
10:15 PM
Fred Frith - This Old Earth
Fred Frith This Old Earth
The Top of his Head Made to Measure
10:17 PM
Fred Frith - Donuts
Fred Frith Donuts
The Top of his Head Made to Measure
10:24 PM
Fred Frith - A Spit In the Ocean
Fred Frith A Spit In the Ocean
Speechless Ralph
10:24 PM
Fred Frith - Navajo
Fred Frith Navajo
Speechless Ralph
10:25 PM
Fred Frith - Balance
Fred Frith Balance
Speechless Ralph
10:33 PM
Etron Fou Leloublan - Les Alsaciennes
Etron Fou Leloublan Les Alsaciennes
Les Sillons de la Terre Turbo Music
10:35 PM
Etron Fou Leloublan - Nouveau
Etron Fou Leloublan Nouveau
Les Sillons de la Terre Turbo Music
10:39 PM
Etron Fou Leloublan - L'Enface de Guigou
Etron Fou Leloublan L'Enface de Guigou
Les Sillons de la Terre Turbo Music
10:49 PM
Massacre - Corridor / Lost Causes / Not the Person We Knew
Massacre Corridor / Lost Causes / Not the Person We Knew
Killing Time RER Megacorp 2006
10:58 PM
Ab Baars & Terrie Ex - Waffle
Ab Baars & Terrie Ex Waffle
Shifting Sands Terp 2016
11:02 PM
Ab Baars & Terrie Ex - Zy Toch Raar?
Ab Baars & Terrie Ex Zy Toch Raar?
Shifting Sands Terp 2016
11:07 PM
Kieran Hebden, Steve Reid & Mats Gustafsson - Lyman Place
Kieran Hebden, Steve Reid & Mats Gustafsson Lyman Place
Live At the South Bank Smalltown 12 2011
11:25 PM
LOK 03 + 1 - Side 2
LOK 03 + 1 Side 2
Signals Trost
11:53 PM
DJ Krush - Bypath - Would You Take It?
DJ Krush Bypath - Would You Take It?
Stepping Stones: The Self-Remixed Best Sony Music Labels Inc. 2006