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On Feb 5, 2012, Kaleidhaphonic treated the WKCR FM-NY listening audience to a live performance.  It was a magical evening.  Kaleidhaphonic is

Kevin Nathaniel Hylton – Mbira, Rattles, Shakere
Tripp Dudley – Tabla
Salieu Suso – Kora
John Ragusa – Flutes, Conch Shell

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Originally broadcast live on WKCR radio in NYC, this podcast features live performance and interview with Karavika. Karavika was formed by violinist Trina Basu and cellist Amali Premawardhana who created a sound that combines their love of the music from the golden age of Bollywood, Indian and Western classical traditions and improvisation.  They perform live and are joined by bassist Perry Wortman and Sameer Gupta.   Their new album Sunrise is now available as a pre-release at their website.

Recordings from Mali! (Oumar Konate, Noura Mint Seymali and more) Podcast 19

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I’m back from the Sahara, and, as promised, have a ton of recordings to share with you.  This special show was originally broadcast on WKCR on 89.9 FM-NY and features rough mixes of studio recordings with up and coming guitarist and pop star Oumar Konate, Griot Royalty Noura Mint Seymali from Mauritania recording exclusively for us in her flat in Timbuktu, artists from Niger informally jamming in their tents and the Festival Au Desert and much, much more. We’ll hear this Takamba band in the photo above- they use a car battery and a PA and the flute ends up sounding just like Jimi Hendrix…