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September 23, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
Brave New World
Artist : Michael Penn
Album : March
Composer :
Label : RCA
9:06 PM
Shake
Artist : The Head and the Heart
Album : Let¿s Be Still
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop Records
9:06 PM
Here Comes Your Man
Artist : The Pixies
Album : Doolittle
Composer :
Label : Nacional MNF Brasil
9:10 PM
Here Comes Your Man
Artist : The Pixies
Album : Doolittle
Composer :
Label : Nacional MNF Brasil
9:13 PM
Repo Man
Artist : Ray LaMontagne
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:22 PM
Beg Steal or Borrow
Artist : Ray LaMontagne
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:27 PM
Old Before Your Time
Artist : Ray LaMontagne
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:31 PM
Trouble
Artist : Ray LaMontagne
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:36 PM
Repo Man
Artist : Ray LaMontagne
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:42 PM
Beg Steal or Borrow
Artist : Ray LaMontagne
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:44 PM
Let The Cool Goddess Rust Away
Artist : Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Album : Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Composer :
Label : Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
9:47 PM
Gimme
Artist : Beck
Album : Gimme
Composer :
Label : Beck
9:50 PM
Loser
Artist : Beck
Album : Mellow Gold
Composer :
Label : Geffen Records
9:54 PM
Skeleton
Artist : The Front Bottoms
Album : Talon of the Hawk
Composer :
Label : Bar/None Records
10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:02 PM
There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
Artist : Eurythmics
Album : Be Yourself Tonight
Composer :
Label : RCA
10:07 PM
King & Cross
Artist : Asgeir
Album : In the Silence
Composer :
Label : One Little Indian US
10:11 PM
Torrent
Artist : Asgeir
Album : In the Silence
Composer :
Label : One Little Indian US
10:15 PM
Would That Not be Nice
Artist : Divine Fits
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:19 PM
West End Girls
Artist : Pet Shop Boys
Album : Discography: The Complete Singles Collection
Composer :
Label : Capitol
10:23 PM
Head On
Artist : Man Man
Album : On Oni Pond
Composer :
Label : Anti/Epitaph
10:27 PM
Modern Man
Artist : Arcade Fire
Album : The Suburbs
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
10:28 PM
Love To Love
Artist : Jonathan Wilson
Album : Fanfare
Composer :
Label : Downtown
10:31 PM
I Met A Girl
Artist : Wheat
Album : Per Second, Per Second, Per Second...Every Second
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:36 PM
Part Of Me
Artist : Tedeschi Trucks Band
Album : Made Up Mind
Composer :
Label : Masterworks
10:39 PM
Can I Change My Mind?
Artist : Tyrone Davis
Album : Soul Shots, Volume 2: A Collection of Sixties Soul Classics
Composer :
Label : Rhino/Wea
10:42 PM
Open
Artist : Rhye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:44 PM
Ya Hey
Artist : Vampire Weekend
Album : Modern Vampires Of the City
Composer :
Label : XL
10:49 PM
Moonage Daydream
Artist : David Bowie
Album : The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Composer :
Label : Virgin Records
10:54 PM
It Ain’t Easy
Artist : Ron Davies
Album : Silent Song Through the Land
Composer :
Label : Universal Distribution
10:57 PM
Helen Fry
Artist : The Felice Brothers
Album : The Felice Brothers
Composer :
Label : Team Love Records

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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

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
3:55 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
3:27 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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