Mike Bono on the Musician's Show: Sept 10, 6-9 PM

Tune in this Wednesday from 6-9 PM for a special edition of the Musician Show where we are joined by guitarist Mike Bono, who will play some tunes and talk about his work. Mike Bono began playing guitar at age 5, then going on to attend Berklee College of Music. Since graduating, he has led his own group, the Mike Bono Group, for which he composes the music. They recently released their debut album, From Where You Are.

Wed, 10 Sep 2014, 6:00pm

Tongues on Live Constructions

Tune in this Sunday, September 7th, at 10PM to hear a live set in our studio from the group TONGUES. TONGUES is Derek Baron (Drums), John Welsh (Guitar), and Brandon Lopez (double bass). Hailing from Brooklyn, TONGUES is a power trio that prides itself on “sensitivity within insensitivity”. Equal parts noise, free improvisation, punk, and post-modern composition. Their mantra is “Rage”. Listen!

Sun, 7 Sep 2014, 10:00pm

In All Languages: Love and Devotion on the Subcontinent

Tune in the Sunday at 11PM for the IAL show which shall explore the themes of love and devotion in the music of South Asia, specifically looking at genres such as ghazal (sung Sufi poetry), thumris (Krishna devotional songs traditionally performed by subaltern women) and other forms of bhajans (Hindu devotional songs). The show surveys music from both the Islamic and Hindu traditions, and seeks to elucidate concepts such as ishq (love, often divine love) and bhakti (devotion).

Sun, 7 Sep 2014, 11:00pm

This Wednesday on the Musician's Show: Camila Meza

Join WKCR this Wednesday September 3, from 6-9 PM, when we will be joined by singer and guitarist Camila Meza. In her five years since moving to New York from Santiago, Chile, Meza has made waves with her original music which weaves jazz with Latin American influence as well as elements from contemporary and popular music. Gifted in both composition and improvisation, she has released three albums under her own name and has played live at venues such as Jazz Standard, Village Vanguard, Blue Note, Smalls Jazz Club, The Jazz Gallery and Rockwood Music Hall.

Wed, 3 Sep 2014, 6:00pm

Miller Theater Season Preview on Afternoon New Music

Tune in this Wednesday, September 3rd, at 3PM to hear an exclusive preview of Miller Theater's 2014-2015 season, featuring interviews with special guests Michael Gordon, Missy Mazzoli, Amy Beth Kirsten, Mark DeChiazza, and Jeff Gavett. Miller Theater's Exective Director Melissa Smey sat down with us to welcome several artists into the studio to talk about their upcoming performances at Miller.

Wed, 3 Sep 2014, 3:00pm

Die Soldaten on SNO

Any presentation of Bernd Alois Zimmermann's Die Soldaten is a monumental undertaking. To depict a terrifying vision of a world governed by war, the score requires a 100-piece orchestra, countless singers and speakers, an on-stage band, and electronic music throughout. Tune in toSaturday Night At The Opera for a rare opportunity to hear the premiere recording of this twentieth century landmark. Stepan Atamian hosts.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 9:00pm

Tibetan Music on In All Languages

This Sunday's In All Languages program will focus on exploring a variety of forms of Tibetan music, ranging from Buddhist ritual music, to opera, to contemporary recordings by Tibetan artists in exile. We will begin by listening to recordings of Buddhist rites performed by Tibetan monks in Bhutan, followed by a selection of other examples of Buddhist chants.

Sun, 31 Aug 2014, 11:00pm

Carter Van Pelt's last show on Eastern Standard Time: Saturday August, 30th

WKCR is saddened to announce the departure of Eastern Standard Time regular host, Carter Van Pelt. Carter has been hosting the Saturday reggae show seven years ago and has been sharing every week his knowledge and love of the music for the pleasure of all of our listeners. He will be hosting his last show on Saturday, August 30th so tune in one last time to hear Carter Van Pelt on Eastern Standard Time!

All of WKCR staff wishes him the best of luck for his future endeavors and is confident that EST will continue on the path of high-quality set by Carter Van Pelt.

Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 8:00am

Chinese Classical Music on In All Languages

Tune in to this week IAL show as we will be looking at chinese classical music through several orchestral pieces. Chinese classical music draws its roots in the music played in royal courts using specific instruments such as the Yangquin or the Shen. Chinese classical music re-emerged in the 20th century after taking on the structure of the Western Orchestra. Most of the pieces evoque a story, often linked to folkolric legends or narrating major historical events.

Sun, 24 Aug 2014, 11:00pm

John Zorn and Erik Friedlander on Afternoon New Music

Tune in at 3PM this Monday, August 25th, as we are joined by John Zorn and Erik Friedlander for our Afternoon New Music program. They will join us to speak about Zorn's upcoming week at the Village Vanguard, where he will be playing at the legendary venue for the first time. Zorn is a prolific composer and performer who has had a prolific and diverse career in jazz, classical, and avant-garde music. Zorn has been a friend of WKCR for many years, since making his first recordings at our studios in the late 70's, and we are glad to have him back to talk about his current projects. Listen!

Mon, 25 Aug 2014, 3:00pm

Tribute to Licia Albanese, Carlo Bergonzi, and Cristina Deutekom on Saturday Night at the Opera

Tune in to Saturday Night At The Opera for a special tribute to three operatic titans who passed away recently: Licia Albanese; Carlo Bergonzi; and Cristina Deutekom. Each of these extraordinary singers contributed near definitive performances in their respective repertoires, and we will take a special look at each one's unique contributions to the world of opera. Stepan Atamian hosts.

Sat, 23 Aug 2014, 9:00pm

Kane Mathis & Brandon Terzic on the African Show: Thursday, August 21st at 10PM

Tonight's African Show, hosted by David Ellenbogen will feature a live performance from the duo of Kane Mathis (on the 21-string Mandinka Harp) and Brandon Terzic (Ngoni )

Kane began taking trips to The Gambia, West Africa in 1997 and has continued rigorous study of the Mandinka Kora. Over the past ten years his performances have earned him recognition by the Gambian president, The Gambian minister of culture, and both national television and radio of The Gambia.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014, 10:00pm

Nelson Angelo on Som do Brasil

Tune in this Wednesday starting at 10pm to listen to a live in-studio interview with Nelson Angelo. Mr. Angelo is releasing a new album called "Times Square" which features collaborations with Milton Nascimento and Vanessa Falabella, to name a few. Nelson Angelo was part of Clube da Esquina in the 1970s with Milton Nascimento, Lo Borges, Wagner Tiso, Fernando Brant, among others. He also recorded an album with his ex-wife Joyce.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014, 10:00pm

Iberian Peninsula's music on In All Languages: Sunday, August 17th at 11pm

Tune in to our weekly world music exploration on In All Languages as we will be looking at different types of music from Iberian Peninsula, Portugal and Spain. Through an overview of the different genres such as Portuguese fado and instruments such as the flamenco guitar, or Galician bagpipe, we will consider the musical characteristics of this region as well as how its draws its inspirations from other parts of the world.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014, 11:00pm

Ras Moshe on The Musician's Show: Wednesday August 13 from 6-9 PM

Join us this Wednesday evening for a special edition of the Musician's Show where we are joined by saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Ras Moshe. He will be here to discuss his music and his time as a key player in the avant garde jazz scene, selecting the evening's music from his own catalogue in addition to that of his inspirations, influences, and contemporaries. Born and raised in New York, Ras has performed with the likes of William Hooker, Sabir Mateen, Steve Swell, and Marc Edwards. Tune in to hear his music and his musical thoughts and to share in a night of great jazz.

Wed, 13 Aug 2014, 6:00pm

Follow up on Joao Gilberto with Sue C. Clark

If you haven't heard João Gilberto on Jazz Profiles this past Sunday, here's your chance. If you have, here's your chance to listen to what was not played as well as to a new interview. The musical journalist Sue Cassidy Clark, who coordinated the production of the album "João Gilberto" released in 1973 by Polydor will join us for Nueva Canción y Demás and Som do Brasil this Wednesday from 10pm to 1am. She will be telling stories about the times she spent with João Gilberto, Jobim and others. Dr.

Wed, 13 Aug 2014, 10:00pm

Philip White on Live Constructions

Tune in to this Sunday's Live Constructions for an in-studio live set by electronic musician Philip White. Through using a variety of electronic modules, White explores the autonomic and chaotic behavior of electronic systems, creating an aggressive and explosive sound. He has collaborated with a variety of different musicians in the noise, jazz, and contemporary concert music scenes. White will be bringing his set-up to our studios, and we will broadcast his solo performance live as it happens. Listen!

Sun, 10 Aug 2014, 10:00pm

Willie Colon on Caribe Latino

Tune in this Monday, August 11th, at 10pm on Caribe Latino to listen to a live interview with Willie Colón. Legendary salsa singer and trombonist, he recorded his first album at the age of 17 and since then has collaborated with great figures such as Héctor Lavoe, Celia Cruz, Ismael Miranda, among others. The show Caribe Latinos is hosted by German Santana and Louis Lattiffe.

Mon, 11 Aug 2014, 10:00pm

Fabian Almazan on the Musician's Show

This week on the Musician's Show, we are joined by pianist Fabian Almazan. As our guest host for the evening, he will take us through his career in music, sharing his own recordings in addition to the music of his influences and contemporaries. Almazan has studied with Mark Levine and performed with Dave Brubeck and Christian McBride as piano chair for the Brubeck Institute fellowship program, and has also studied with Kenny Barron at the Manhattan School of Music.

Wed, 6 Aug 2014, 6:00pm

Joao Gilberto on Jazz Profiles

Tune in this Sunday from 2pm-7pm to listen to a Jazz Profiles dedicated to João Gilberto. The show will encompass from his early and rare recordings before Bossa Nova to his most recent solo album released in 2000 along with relevant historical background. We will also feature exclusive WKCR interviews with important characters that were involved with João Gilberto such as his son Marcelo Gilberto, the producer Creed Taylor, one of the Tropicália artists Gilberto Gil, and the Bossa Nova composer and pianist Antonio Adolfo. Hosted by Augusto Ghiotto.

Sun, 10 Aug 2014, 2:00pm

Fela Kuti on the African Show

Thursday's African Show hosted by David Ellenbogen will celebrate the music of Fela Kuti, the creator of AfroBeat and the ultimate rebel musician. Guests will include his son, musician Femi Kuti, and Academy Award winning director Alex Gibney, whose documentary, Finding Fela, opened in theaters on August 1.
Thu, 7 Aug 2014, 10:00pm

Gustav Leonhardt Memorial Broadcast

This Friday, January 20th, WKCR will be devoting over eleven hours of programming to the music of Gustav Leonhardt (5/30/1928-1/16/2012). As a harpsichordist, organist, and conductor, Leonhardt was on the forefront of the movement in early music to revive period styles and practices. While best known for his recordings of J.S. Bach, Leonhardt made spectacular recordings of many different early music and Baroque composers. Tune in from 9:30am-9:00pm to hear WKCR's tribute to this legendary musician.
Friday, January 20, 2012 - 9:30am to 9:00pm


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