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...

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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Mar 01

This week: Giuseppe Ungaretti w. Vinicius de Moraes; samba from Rafael Ribeiro, Seu Jorge, and others; Steve Lacy sets Lao Tze to music; vintage Noah Howard; Jemeel Monodoc & the Jus Grew Orchestra live at Vision Festival 2001; Gonzalo Rubalcaba; Geri Allen salutes Cecil Taylor, McCoy Tyner, & Herbie Hancock; Aïda Nassim live in Tunisia; Mina ca. 1966; m'balax from Thione Seck & Lemzo Diamono; much more... 

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Feb 15

This week: Agujetas & Gualberto; Dona Ivone Lara w. Aniceto do Imperio; Bezzera da Silva; James Brandon Lewis w. trio; Davis S. Ware w. trio; John McGlaughlin w. Tony Oxley et al.; Sultan khan (sarangi) w. Zakir Hussein (tabla); Malili Rajurkar; Mathila music (Vidyapati poem) from North India; Celeste Mendoza w. Sierra Maestra; much more... 

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Feb 12

This week: Akendengue x2; Eliza Soares; Elis Regina; Tarbaby w. Oliver Lake & Marc Ducret; Girma Yifrashewa; Steve Kuhn Trio (w. Pete LaRoca & Steve Swallow); Fatoumata Diawara; The Gathering salutes/reprises Horace Tapscott; Szilard Mezei; Booker Little & Booker Ervin; Adriana Calcanhotto; much more... 

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Jan 31

This week: Maria Alice; Tribesmen (w. Pete Wyoming Bender); Albert Ayler; Michael Bisio x 2: w. Brian Groder Trio & Matthew Shipp Trio (reprising Duke); Jacques Coursil remembers the Trail of Tears; Odilio Gonzalez; Oscar d'Leon; Salsa Celtica; DD Synthesis; Larry Ochs/Donald Robinson; Ethiopian rock from Jano; qawwal from Aziz Mian; much more... 

Contact: confbirds@gmail.com 
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