Upcoming Events

Arthur Kampela
Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 10:00pm - Thu, 27 Nov 2014, 1:00am

Tune in this Wednesday at 10pm to listen to a live performance and interview with Arthur Kampela and guests. Born in Brazil, Kampela is currently a Professor in the Music Department at Columbia University and recipient of the 2014 Guggenheim Award for Creative Arts. On Nueva Canción y Demás, he will present his avant-garde works and for Som do Brasil, his version of Bossa Nova. Here's...

Recent Events

Sun, 23 Nov 2014, 11:00pm - Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 2:00am

Tune in to In All Languages this Sunday at 11pm as we will focus on the career of Zakir Hussain. Born in 1951 to Ustad Alla Rakha, a legendary Tabla player himself, Zakir Hussain studied prodigiously and began touring at the age of 11. Now known as one of the greatest Tabla players in the world, he has taught music at Princeton University and Stanford, and has collaborated with some of the greatest musicians of all time. During this show, we will explore several parts of his career,

Sun, 23 Nov 2014, 10:00pm - 11:00pm

Tune in to Live Constructions this Sunday, November 23, for the broadcast of a live set by electro-acoustic duo Lea et Leila. The duo is made up of Lea Bertucci on bass clarinet and Leila Bordreuil on cello, who perform improvised music through the use of extended techniques and experimental amplification. We captured one of their performances at ABC No Rio last month, and we will be airing the performance in its entirety tonight. Listen!

Lea Bertucci and Leila Bordreuil are a

Sun, 23 Nov 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Tune in to Jazz Profiles this week for one of the most comprehensive surveys of Japanese jazz music to be broadcast in the US. The survey will be chronological and focused on the music itself. Starting from the 1930s, each musical period will be examined through one musician or arranger's work. Join us to hear the sounds of Akiyoshi Toshiko, Shiraki Hideo, Umezu Kazutoki and many others.


WKCR's Annual Bach Festival will begin at 10pm on Monday, December 22, 2014, and continue until midnight on the evening of December 31, during which time we will preempt all regular programming to honor the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach's enormous contribution to Western Classical music will be celebrated through interviews with experts, airing of major works, and 24/7 dedication to the music of the master. Join us as we ring in 2015 with round-the-clock Bach!