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June 27, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
With or Without You
Artist : U2
Album : The Joshua Tree
Composer :
Label : Island Records
9:07 PM
Charmer
Artist : Aimee Mann
Album : Charmer
Composer :
Label : Superego
9:10 PM
Your Life Your Call
Artist : Junip
Album : Junip
Composer :
Label : Mute
9:13 PM
Never Wanted Your Love
Artist : She & Him
Album : Volume 3
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
9:17 PM
It’s Not Unusual
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : The Best Of Tom Jones
Composer :
Label : Polygram UK
9:19 PM
Hit or Miss
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : Recorded Live for the World Caf¿
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:22 PM
Tower of Song
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:32 PM
Hit or Miss
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:38 PM
Traveling Shoes
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:43 PM
Crazy Clown Time
Artist : David Lynch
Album : Crazy Clown Time
Composer :
Label : Play It Again Sam
9:44 PM
Everybody Knows
Artist : Leonard Cohen
Album : I'm Your Man
Composer :
Label : Sony
9:49 PM
Heart Full of Soul
Artist : Chris Isaak
Album : Chris Isaak
Composer :
Label : Reprise / WEA
9:52 PM
Recovery
Artist : Frank Turner
Album : Tape Deck Heart
Composer :
Label : Polydor
9:56 PM
On My Way Downtown
Artist : Lucero
Album : Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:58 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:00 PM
Under The Milky Way
Artist : The Church
Album : Starfish
Composer :
Label : EMI International
10:04 PM
Hotel California
Artist : The Gypsy Kings
Album : The Big Lebowski Soundtrack
Composer :
Label : Island / Mercury
10:10 PM
Just Beneath the Surface
Artist : Dawes
Album : Stories Don't End
Composer :
Label : Hub Records
10:15 PM
Se Vacilar O Jacare Abraca
Artist : Wado Y Realismo Fantastico
Album : Brazil Classics 7
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:18 PM
Como El Agua
Artist : Camaron De La Isla with Paco De Lucia
Album : Como El Agua
Composer :
Label : Universal Distribution
10:28 PM
Como La Corriente
Artist : Estrella Morente
Album : Autorretrato
Composer :
Label : EMI
10:34 PM
Shadow Days
Artist : John Mayer
Album : Born and Raised
Composer :
Label : Columbia
10:35 PM
I Looked Away
Artist : Derek & The Dominos
Album : Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
Composer :
Label : Polydor
10:38 PM
Cold October
Artist : Escondido
Album : The Ghost Of Escondido
Composer :
Label : Kill Canyon
10:42 PM
Sunset
Artist : The xx
Album : Coexist
Composer :
Label : XL Recordings
10:45 PM
Amazona
Artist : Roxy Music
Album : Stranded
Composer :
Label : Nettwerk Records
10:49 PM
Amidine
Artist : Bombino
Album : Nomad
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
10:55 PM
Numb
Artist : Gary Clar Jr.
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN

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World Cafe
1:45 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

ELO's Jeff Lynne Describes His Work In The Studio

Jeff Lynne.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:52 pm

Jeff Lynne isn't quite at the forefront of '70s and '80s classic rock, but he was responsible for some formidable records with Electric Light Orchestra and Traveling Wilburys; later, he produced releases for Wilbury collaborators Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and George Harrison.

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World Cafe
12:38 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Bombino On World Cafe

Bombino.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:12 pm

  • Listen To Bombino On World Cafe

Nomad is an appropriate title for Bombino's new album; a member of the Tuareg tribe in Saharan Africa, the guitar was first relocated to a refugee camp in Algeria, where he learned to play his instrument. In 2011, he went into exile in Burkina Faso, which led to the making of his first album, Agadez.

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World Cafe
12:49 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

The Handsome Family On World Cafe

The Handsome Family.
Jason Creps Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:53 pm

Brett and Rennie Sparks have inhabited a unique musical world together since the '90s. As The Handsome Family, husband Brett sings and writes the melodies while wife Rennie focuses on the lyrics; the resulting ghost stories and murder ballads have won the band an intense cult following. After years spent in Chicago, where Wilco helped boost its profile, The Handsome Family now resides in Albuquerque, N.M.

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World Cafe
2:30 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

World Cafe Next: Aisha Burns

Aisha Burns.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:53 pm

  • Hear Two New Songs By Aisha Burns

Aisha Burns is best known as the violinist in the chamber-folk band Balmorhea. But in the last few years, Burns has left her comfort zone to write her own songs and play them on guitar. On her debut album, Life in the Midwater, there's a delicate intimacy to her approach. Hear two songs from the new album, which is due out in September.

World Cafe
3:55 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Kassin On World Cafe

Kassin performs on World Cafe.
WXPN

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:54 pm

Kassin is an artist as well as an in-demand producer who works out of his own studio in Brazil with people like Marisa Monte and Arto Lindsay.

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World Cafe
3:55 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Bebel Gilberto On World Cafe

Bebel Gilberto.
The Windish Agency

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:54 pm

  • Listen To Bebel Gilberto On World Cafe

Bebel Gilberto may be the daughter of Joao Gilberto, one of the first bossa nova composers, but that's hardly her only claim to fame. Her album Tanto Tempo, produced by the electronic artist Suba, was a best-seller in Brazil throughout the 2000s.

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World Cafe
3:27 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Vinicius Cantuária On World Cafe

Vinicius Cantuária.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:59 pm

As part of this week's Sense of Place: Rio series, World Cafe revisits a 2004 session with Brazilian singer Vinicius Cantuária. At the time, he was in the midst of a string of highly praised albums, beginning with 1996's Sol Na Cara.

In this interview, Cantuária discusses his love of Tom Jobim, moving to New York City in 1994 and how he feels somehow "more Brazilian" here in the U.S.

World Cafe
3:26 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Latin Roots: A Brief History Of Tropicália

Os Mutantes, reunited since 2006, is one of the most influential acts in the Tropicália movement.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:58 pm

In this segment of World Cafe's Latin Roots, Alt.Latino host Jasmine Garsd discusses how the Brazilian artistic movement of Tropicália, also known as Tropicalismo, emerged and became a prominent force in Latin American music. Tropicália is a unique style which conflates traditional Brazilian music with elements from other genres, ranging from avant-garde to rock 'n' roll. The movement developed in the 1960s, as widespread corruption and oppression spread throughout Brazil.

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World Cafe
3:21 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Do Amor: A Rock Band In Rio

Do Amor perform for World Cafe.
WXPN

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:57 pm

The four members of Do Amor have been playing together since they were 15, when they first bonded over their love of cheap vinyl records. They recently released their second album, Piracema, even though they haven't had much time to play together; the band shares a rhythm section with Brazilian superstar Caetano Veloso.

Listen to Do Amor's special performance for World Cafe, recorded live in Rio de Janeiro.

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World Cafe
3:21 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Os Mutantes On World Cafe

Os Mutantes.
Courtesy of the artist.

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:58 pm

One of the most influential Brazilian psychedelic rock bands of the Tropicália movement, Os Mutantes released its first album in 35 years, Haih or Amortecedor, in 2009. Formed by brothers Sergio and Arnaldo Dias, the group initially drew inspiration from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, English rock and traditional Brazilian music.

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