WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2013-04-23

“Conference of the Birds” is my weekly radio program on WNUR-FM. It airs on Tuesdays from 5-7:30 am Chicago time (UTC-5). And, of course, when technology cooperates, you can just come here for the archives. You can subscribe to the podcast with this URL (click here to subscribe in iTunes).

For some reason I pulled a bunch of stuff with various kinds of tuned metal percussion: gamelan and kulintang and mbira, in traditional and creative contexts. That was a lot of the first hour, and from there, it was a bunch of random stuff, plus a moment for Richie Havens, who passed away the evening before the show.



download program (138MB, 2 hrs 31 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Sound Tribe Sector Nine: “Otherwise Formless” – Offered Schematics Suggesting Peace (Landslide)
Nostalgia 77 Octet: “Freedom (Zombie Dance Mix/Parts 1 & 2)” – One Offs, Remixes & B-Sides (Tru Thoughts)
Philip Cohran and the Artistic Heritage Ensemble: “New Frankiphone Blues” – On the Beach (Aestuarium)
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble: “Oof” – Mama’s House Live -35th Anniversary Project (Katalyst)
Richard Crandell: “Steelhead” – Mbira Magic (Tzadik)
Gamelan Madu Sari: “Dreams He Is A Ball Of Fire… Or A Hummingbird – I” – New Nectar – New Music for Javanese Gamelan (Songlines)
Uncredited musicians: “Genggong Duet – Sekar Sungsang ” – Bali: Gamelan & Kecak (Nonesuch)
Uncredited musicians: “Genggong Batur Sari, Batuan – Lagu Kodok (Frog Song) ” – Bali: Gamelan & Kecak (Nonesuch)
Kulingtan Arts: “Sinulog A Kangungdan” – Kulintang: Ancient Gong-Drum Music of the Southern Philippines (World Kulingtan Institute)
M’Boom: “Mr. Seven” – Collage (Soul Note)
The Coctails: “Theme from Mr. Pillow” – Popcorn Box (Carrot Top Records)
Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban: “Caballo viejo” – Mambo Sinuendo (Nonesuch)
Voz De Cabo Verde: “This Is True” – Independencia (A Voz De Cabo-Verde)
Ros Sereyothea: “Jum Brum Kia Thiet” – Cambodian Rocks (Parallel Worlds)
Richie Havens: “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen/My Sweet Lord” – Live At The Cellar Door And The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (Five Star)
Himzo Polovina and Selim Salihović: “Dunjaluče, Golem ti si” – Bosnia: Echoes from an Endangered World (Smithsonian Folkways)
Svetlana, Nicolas Kedroff, Micha Nisimov, Philippe de Loutchek: “The Old Maple Tree ” – Europe (Ocora)
Kukuruza: “Where the Sunshine Is” – Where the Sunshine Is (Solyd)
M. Ward: “Chinese Translation” – Post-War (Merge Records)
The Housemartins: “The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death” – The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death (Elektra)
Gilberto Gil: “Geléia Geral” – Tropicália Ou Panis Et Circensis (Philips)
Willie Colón/Rubén Blades: “Maria Lionza” – Siembra (Fania Records)
Black Santiagos: “Caroline Bateau” – Ignace de Souza: The Great Unknowns (Original Music)
Singer Nahounou & T.P Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou Benin: “Gbabouo” – Singer Nahounou (Albarika Store)
Anouar Brahem: “Le Voyage de Sahar” – Le Voyage de Sahar (ECM)
Keefe Jackson’s Fast Citizens: “Ready Everyday” – Ready Everyday (Delmark Records)