Recent Events

Mon, 23 May 2016, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Cecil Taylor is unquestionably one of the brightest lights in our celestial sphere so why, in all these years, has he never been the topic of Deep Focus? Well, he's one of those artists who makes even those who know smile, close their eyes, nod and just stop talking.This Monday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM drummer/bandleader Mitch Goldman and William Hooker put Cecil in Deep Focus on WKCR 89.9FM. Our guarantee: you will experience something that you never even knew existed.

Sun, 22 May 2016, 11:00pm - Mon, 23 May 2016, 2:00am

Debo band explores the rich and varied traditions of Ethiopian music with a dose of funk, punk and soul. With a large instrumental ensemble and a charismatic singer Bruck Tesfaye it all adds up to an undeniable party band. We got to hang with the leader of this amazing group, Danny Mekonnen and give a first listen to their new album Ere Gobez (FPE Records; May 20, 2016). 

Sun, 22 May 2016, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Last month, maestro Román Díaz brought a world class group of Afro-Cuban musicians to perform with the Brooklyn Raga Massive All-Stars during the artist collective's residency at Pioneer Works. We'll share the recording of that innovative concert, where, for the first time, sarod, bansuri and Carnatic violin dialogue with Afro-Cuban vocals and the sacred batá drumming tradition.  


As of January 1, 2016, WKCR has no longer been able to provide online programming. We are in the process of renegotiating the contract that allows us to legally stream our content over the Internet and will update you as soon as possible. We regret that we are unable to provide this service. WKCR will continue to broadcast on 89.9 FM and 89.9 HD 1 radio as we work towards a long-term solution.   Please address all further questions and concerns you may have to