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September 25, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
Super 8
Artist : Jason Isbell
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:06 PM
Man
Artist : Neko Case
Album : The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight the More I Love You
Composer :
Label : Anti
9:09 PM
Float On
Artist : Modest Mouse
Album : Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Composer :
Label : Sony
9:13 PM
Broken Heart
Artist : Dr. Dog
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:16 PM
I’ve Got Dreams to Remember
Artist : Otis Redding
Album : The Otis Redding Story
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
9:20 PM
In Your Light
Artist : Jamie N Commons
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:21 PM
Caroline
Artist : Jamie N Commons
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:30 PM
In Your Light
Artist : Jamie N Commons
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:37 PM
Lead Me Home
Artist : Jamie N Commons
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:39 PM
Rumble and Sway
Artist : Jamie N Commons
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:42 PM
Caroline
Artist : Jamie N Commons
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:44 PM
Reflektor
Artist : Arcade Fire
Album : Reflektor
Composer :
Label : Merge
9:51 PM
Keep You
Artist : Wild Belle
Album : Isles
Composer :
Label : Columbia Records
9:54 PM
Trying to Be Cool
Artist : Phoenix
Album : Bankrupt!
Composer :
Label : Glassnote
10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:00 PM
St. Robinson In His Cadillac Dream
Artist : Counting Crows
Album : This Desert Life
Composer :
Label : Interscope Records
10:06 PM
Young Fathers
Artist : Typhoon
Album : White Lighter
Composer :
Label : Roll Call Records
10:10 PM
Whose Authority
Artist : Nada Surf
Album : Lucky
Composer :
Label : Barsuk Records
10:13 PM
Sister Havana
Artist : Urge Overkill
Album : Saturation
Composer :
Label : Triple X Records
10:18 PM
Sister Havana
Artist : Urge Overkill
Album : Saturation
Composer :
Label : Triple X Records
10:19 PM
Byegone
Artist : Volcano Choir
Album : Repave
Composer :
Label : Jagjaguwar
10:19 PM
Down In the Valley
Artist : The Head and The Heart
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:22 PM
When I Write My Master’s Thesis
Artist : John K Samson
Album : Provincial
Composer :
Label : Epitaph / ADA
10:25 PM
Hockey Skates
Artist : Kathleen Edwards
Album : Failer
Composer :
Label : Zoe Records
10:29 PM
Pretty Green
Artist : White Denim
Album : Corsicana Lemonade
Composer :
Label : Downtown Records
10:33 PM
Crosseyed And Painless
Artist : Talking Heads
Album : Remain in Light
Composer :
Label : Remain in Light
10:37 PM
Right Action
Artist : Franz Ferdinand
Album : Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Composer :
Label : Domino
10:40 PM
Freckle Song
Artist : Chuck Prophet
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:42 PM
Rain
Artist : The Beatles
Album : Revolver
Composer :
Label : Capitol
10:45 PM
Rainy Night in Georgia
Artist : Tony Joe White
Album : The Best Of Tony Joe White
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
10:50 PM
Come Rain or Come Shine
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Great American Songwriters, Vol. 2: Johnny Mercer
Composer :
Label : Rhino
10:55 PM
It’s Raining
Artist : Irma Thomas
Album : New Orleans: Home Of The Blues, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : EMI Europe Generic

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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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