Conference of the Birds Podcast

Conference of the Birds, 4-22-16

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This week: 4 HOURS: Charles Mingus x 2; Dahmane el Harrache x 2; Shruti Sadolikar; Ukandanz; Alice Coltrane; Bhimsen Joshi; Etoile de Dakar w. Youssou n'Dour; Roberto Roena; Pete La Roca; Remedios Amaya; Terrermoto; Arruan Ortíz; Kusami Bethany Singers; Orchestra Super Volcano; Liljiana Buttner; Kine Lam; much more...

This week @ 128kbps due to file size. We will return to higher quality next week. 

Thanks in advance for listening and contributing!

Listen LIVE to COB on WRFI (Fridays 9-11pm EST). 
Send correspondence, discs, & music to Stephen Cope, Conference of the Birds, 208 Utica Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Conference of the Birds, 4-15-16

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This week: Nazim Hikmet set to  music; Franco w. Tabu Ley; Aimé Césaire set to music; Nedim Nalbantoglu; Nazem al Ghazali; M'washahat from Ghada Shbier; Wadada Leo Smith; Paulo Flores w. Tito Paris; Oliver Lake; Pino Minafra's Canto General w. Louis Moholo-Moholo; Venezuelan salsa from Dimension Latina; African salsa from Papa Noël; much more...

Thanks in advance for listening and contributing!

Listen LIVE to COB on WRFI (Fridays 9-11pm EST). 
Send correspondence, discs, & music to Stephen Cope, Conference of the Birds, 208 Utica Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Conference of the Birds, 4-8-16

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This week: Reem Kelani live; Henry Threadgill; Zaiko Langa Langa; Steve Lacy, Steve Potts w. Irene Aebi; Sayid Darwish; Oum Kulthum; Marilyn Crispell w. Tisziji Muñoz; Jamelão; Eliza Soares; Jorge Aragão;  much more...

*This week's episode is missing the first three tracks from the live broadcast due to technical difficulties. 

Thanks in advance for listening and contributing!

Listen LIVE to COB on WRFI (Fridays 9-11pm EST). 
Send correspondence, discs, & music to Stephen Cope, Conference of the Birds, 208 Utica Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Conference of the Birds, 4-1-16

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This week: Enrique Morente; Pansequito; Mary Holvorson & Jessica Pavone; Salim Halali; Mart'nalia live in Berlin; Eddie Gale at Vision Festival; Chico Freeman; Fred Frith, Joëlle Léandre, Alvin Curran, Urs Leimgruber (live in Portugal); Chabuca Granda; Huayno music from Peru; Naama; Cheb Mami; Sambasunda;  much more...

Thanks in advance for listening and contributing!

Listen LIVE to COB on WRFI (Fridays 9-11pm EST). 
Send correspondence, discs, & music to Stephen Cope, Conference of the Birds, 208 Utica Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Conference of the Birds, 3-25-16

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This week: Dawn Upshaw w. Andalusian Dogs performs Golijov setting Darwish to music; Erik Friedlander; Maryam Saleh; Kala Ramnath; Elizabeth Cardoso performs Bonfa; Cecil Taylor x 2 (happy birthday); Sonora Ponceña live; Agostinho dos Santos; Carlos do Carmo; Beth Carvalho; Diedre Murray and Fred Hopkins x 2; much more...

*Due to technical difficulties during recording, the quality of this week's episode is not up to COB's usual standards (it is compressed and has thus lost a bit of dynamic range). It remains nevertheless eminently listenable. We will back to usual high quality next week. 

 
Thanks in advance for listening and contributing!
Contact: confbirds@gmail.com 
Listen LIVE to COB on WRFI (Fridays 9-11pm EST).
Send correspondence, discs, & music to Stephen Cope, Conference of the Birds, 208 Utica Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Conference of the Birds, 3-11-16

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This week: Mafalda Arnauth; El Potito; Detty Kurnia; Nasida Ria; Orchestra Àrab de Barcelona x 2; El Arabi Ensemble; Cheikh Tidiane Fall; Marilyn Crispell w. Gerry Hemingway; Said Chraîbi; William Parker & Little Huey; Nene Souragassi; Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba; much more...

 
Thanks in advance for listening and contributing!
Contact: confbirds@gmail.com 
Listen LIVE to COB on WRFI (Fridays 9-11pm EST).
Send correspondence, discs, & music to Stephen Cope, Conference of the Birds, 208 Utica Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Conference of the Birds, 3-4-16

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This week: Celia Cruz w. Sonora Matancera; Super Biton; Tania León; Cheikh el Afrite; El Hadj Mrizek; Abbey Lincoln w. Max Roach; Dan Weiss x 2; Justo Betancourt; Sedition Ensemble; Mussa Watt; Krar Ensemble;; much more...
 
Thanks in advance for listening and contributing!
Contact: confbirds@gmail.com 
Listen LIVE to COB on WRFI (Fridays 9-11pm EST).
Send correspondence, discs, & music to Stephen Cope, Conference of the Birds, 208 Utica Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Conference of the Birds, 2-26-16

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This week: Gnonnas Pedro; Bako Dagnon; Michelle Rosewoman; Milton Cardona; Jerry Gonzalez w. Diego el Cigala; Maria Bethania; Fernando Pessoa; Anthony Williams; Kaushiki; Henry Threadgill; much more...
 
Thanks in advance for listening and contributing!
Contact: confbirds@gmail.com 
Listen LIVE to COB on WRFI (Fridays 9-11pm EST).
Send correspondence, discs, & music to Stephen Cope, Conference of the Birds, 208 Utica Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Conference of the Birds, 2-19-16

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This week: Szilárd Mezei Vocal Ensemble; Roma music from Hungary, Roumania & elsewhere; Balkan Appliances/Communists (w. yours truly) ca. 1993; Whit Dickey; Toto Bissaïnthe live in New York; Emeline Michel; Latifah Raafet & Naïma Samih; Saïd Guennoun (melhûn/ malhoun sung poetry from Morocco); Kerhun & Les Gnawa (Breton/gnawa collaboration); Ornette Coleman w. Quintert in  YC 1969; much more...
 
Thanks in advance for listening and contributing!
Contact: confbirds@gmail.com 
Listen LIVE to COB on WRFI (Fridays 9-11pm EST).
Send correspondence, discs, & music to Stephen Cope, Conference of the Birds, 208 Utica Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Conference of the Birds, 2-12-16

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This week: Pandit Prah Nath; Firmin Viry; Elida Almeida; Mayra Cardiad Valdés w. Cucurucho; Bonga; Fadela; Orchestra D'Andalous d'Israel; Remount Pomp; Andrew Cyrille Quintet; Billy Harper Quintet; Blaga Petreska (Macedonian); Mahmoud el Idriss; much more...
 
Thanks in advance for listening and contributing!
Contact: confbirds@gmail.com 
Listen LIVE to COB on WRFI (Fridays 9-11pm EST).
Send correspondence, discs, & music to Stephen Cope, Conference of the Birds, 208 Utica Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.