May 17

This week:ghazals from Iqbal Bano, Mahwashl, and others; Dolphy at the Five Spot; Guadiana; Ramon el Portgues; Pete La Roca; Jaiping music from Java; Prepared piano from John Cage; Pete Seeger; Nikitas Tzamagkos; Asmahan; Mary Halvorson; Russ Johnson w. Myra Melford, Roy Nathanson, et al., Axel Dörner; much more...

Playlists: confbirds.blogspot.com 

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May 11

This week: new Myra Melford; new Steve Coleman; new Altan; vintage Thomas Mapfumo w. Hallelujah Chicken Run Band; x 2; Positive Knowledge; Aimé Cesaire; Los Van Van; Moisés Valle & El Indio reprise & salute Arsenio Rodriguez; Celia Cruz; Gerry Hemingway & Quartet; Youssou n'Dour; Max Roach w. Choir; much more...

Playlists: confbirds.blogspot.com 

Contact: confbirds@gmail.com 
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May 03

This week: Agujetas; Jalal Chekara x 2; Najah Salam; Dahmane el Harrache; Mohammed Ilyas; Marisa Monte; Arlindo Cruz; Markos Vamvakaris; Rosa Eskenazi; Jackie McLean; Clifford Thornton; Joana Amendoeira;  much more...

Playlists: confbirds.blogspot.com 

Contact: confbirds@gmail.com 
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Apr 26

This week: Farid el-Atrache; Coumba Gawlo w. Passy live; Fatou Guewel; Bill Dixon; Ray Anderson; John Coltrane; Cassandra Wilson reprises Billie Holiday; Atahualpa Yupanqui; Itamar Assumpção; classic Franco w. Tabu Ley; Marlyin Crispell w. Tisziji Muñoz; Felix Baloy; Super Combo (salsa from Guadalpue);  Amiri Baraka w. New York Art Quartet; much more...

Playlists: confbirds.blogspot.com 

Contact: confbirds@gmail.com 
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Apr 19

This week: new music from  AACM Experimental Ensemble; Reem Kelani; Waclaw Zimpel, w. Perry Robinson, Rafael Roginski, Michael Zerang perform music from Yemenite Jews; Kassé Made Diabaté;  Fosfortio; Cartola; Graça Braga performs Candeia; Andrea Parkins w. trio; new Charles lloyd; John Escreet w/ Evan Parker et al.; Afghani ghazal from Mahwash; Sudha Raghunathan; Abed Azrié reprises Hafez and Goethe;  much more...

Playlists: confbirds.blogspot.com 

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Apr 18

This week: Co-histed with Barry Maxwell. Amos Mor; Steve Lacy; Sun Ra; Fanta Damba; Loredonna Berte; Abdullah Ibrahim; Les Grand Ballets d' Afrique Noire; Munir Bachir;  much more...

Playlists: confbirds.blogspot.com 

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Apr 05

This week: Ed Blackwell x 2; Dewey Redman; José Mercé; Fernanda de Utrera; Orquestra Vévé; K. Frimpong; Ellington w. Sathima Bea Benjamin; Triana (Andalusian flamenco-rock); Archie Shepp; Charles Brackeen; Les Amazones de Guinée; Abida Parveen; much more... 

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Mar 29

This week: Jalal Chekara and Orquestra Chekara de Tetuan w. Morente; José Mercé; Manolo Sanlúcar; Tisziji Muñoz w. Marilyn Crispell; Jamaladeen Tacuma re-arranges Coltrane; Kassé Made Diabate; Nahawa Doumbia; Sun Ra; Miriam Makeba in Guinea; Ablaye Thiossane; much more... 

Contact: confbirds@gmail.com 
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Mar 23

This week: Kamau Brathwaite reads; Nicolas Guile reads; Amapara Ochoa salutes Nicolas Guillen;  Threadgill, DeJohnette, Mitchell et al. live in Chicago; Oum Kalthoum; Nidaa About Mrad; Pepe Marchena w. Paquito Simon; recent Balinese gamelan; Aruna Siarem (Sayeerum); much more... 

Contact: confbirds@gmail.com 
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Mar 08

This week: James Brandon Lewis w. Thomas Sayers Ellis; Mingus live; Orchestre Baobab; Cuarteto Patria; Nicolas Menheim; James "Blood" Ulmer; Beaver Harris; Najat Aatabou; much more... 

Contact: confbirds@gmail.com 
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