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September 24, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
You Bowed Down
Artist : Elvis Costello
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:06 PM
Carpetbaggers
Artist : Jenny Lewis
Album : Acid Tongue
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros./WEA
9:09 PM
The Other End of the Telescope
Artist : Til Tuesday
Album : Everything's Different Now
Composer :
Label : Sony
9:14 PM
The Seed
Artist : The Roots
Album : Phrenology
Composer :
Label : Virgin Records
9:25 PM
Stick Out Your Tongue
Artist : Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:29 PM
Tripwire
Artist : Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album : Wise Up Ghost
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
9:37 PM
Wake Me Up
Artist : Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:42 PM
Walk Us Uptown
Artist : Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:50 PM
Wake Me Up
Artist : Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:57 PM
14th Street Break
Artist : Beastie Boys
Album : The MixUp
Composer :
Label : Capitol
10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:01 PM
Black Cow
Artist : Steely Dan
Album : Aja
Composer :
Label : MCA
10:06 PM
Sun Song
Artist : Laura Veirs
Album : Warp and Weft
Composer :
Label : Raven Marching Band
10:10 PM
A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left
Artist : Andrew Bird
Album : Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production of Eggs
Composer :
Label : Righteous Babe
10:15 PM
Orange Crush
Artist : REM
Album : Green
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
10:19 PM
Reboot The Mission
Artist : The Wallflowers
Album : Glad All Over
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:22 PM
6 A.M.
Artist : Fitz & The Tantrums
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:24 PM
Tales that I Tell
Artist : He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:30 PM
Let it Live Free
Artist : He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:37 PM
Can’t See the Stars
Artist : He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:43 PM
The Same Old Ground
Artist : He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:47 PM
The Grips
Artist : Benjy Ferree
Album : Come Back To The Five And Dime Bobby Dee, Bobby Dee
Composer :
Label : Domino
10:48 PM
Jennifer
Artist : Little Comets
Album : Life Is Elsewhere
Composer :
Label : Universal UK
10:51 PM
When I Write The Book
Artist : Rockpile
Album : Seconds Of Pleasure
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:55 PM
I Hear you Knocking
Artist : Dave Edmunds
Album : Rockpile
Composer :
Label : Rockbeat Records

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World Cafe
4:03 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Sylvio Fraga: Rio De Janeiro, By Way Of New York City

Sylvia Fraga Trio.
WXPN

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

In this installment of Sense of Place: Rio, songwriter Sylvio Fraga performs two songs with his trio. There are underlying hints of samba in his performance, as well as a hefty dose of American songwriting. It makes sense that he would combine the two styles, given that he grew up in both Rio de Janeiro and New York City.

Fraga recently released his debut album Rosto, which he's made available for free download on his website.

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World Cafe
4:03 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Beautiful Bossa Nova From Rio's Seu Jorge

Seu Jorge performs on stage during a 2005 festival in Rio.
Lionel Bonaventure Getty Images

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 9:41 am

The music of Seu Jorge occupies a singular place in today's Brazil. His songs are widely hailed as a return to the traditional songwriting of Tom Jobim and Caetano Veloso. But his style, and his background, lead many to call Jorge a hero of life on Rio's streets. It was his history in the slums of Rio de Janeiro that led to bigger things for Jorge, including a high-profile appearance in the 2002 film City of God.

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World Cafe
2:48 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Forro In The Dark: Building On The Sound Of Brazil's Northeast

Forro in the Dark.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 9:28 am

Forro in the Dark gets its name from the Forro, a type of dance and music that's been popular in northeastern Brazil for more than 100 years. The style's traditional incarnation involves a three-piece band with a triangle, an accordion and a bass-like drum called a zabumba.

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World Cafe
2:26 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Roots Of Samba: Exploring Historic Pelourinho In Salvador, Brazil

Randy Roberts discusses samba at his record store in Pelourinho, the historic center of Salvador, Brazil.
Bob Giardini Productions and WXPN's Kim Junod

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 9:42 am

The first stop on World Cafe's trip to Brazil was in Pelourinho, the old part of the city of Salvador on the country's northeast coast. In this installment of Sense of Place: Rio, World Cafe captures a performance from the brother-duo Samba Chula de São Braz, in an effort to learn more about the samba style.

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World Cafe
1:36 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Alo Brasil's Alex Shaw On The Urbanization Of Samba

Alo Brasil.
Abi Reimold WXPN

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 9:42 am

Based in Philadelphia, Alo Brasil synthesizes various types of samba, with the hopes of making it a style accessible to American audiences. Alex Shaw, director of Alo Brasil, recently appeared on World Cafe to discuss the exploration of samba as it became an urbanized form.

Here, Shaw takes us through the evolution of samba since the earliest version represented by Samba Chula de Sao Braz. Hear a few of Shaw's picks, including a carnival performance in Rio from 2011.

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World Cafe
3:13 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Next: Danny Michel And The Garifuna Collective

Danny Michel.
Ivan Duran Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 9:43 am

Canadian Danny Michel is a veteran songwriter with a lengthy career: The folk-rock musician, whose voice recalls that of Paul Simon, already has nine albums to his name. But his latest record, Blackbirds Are Dancing Over Me, is a little bit different. In 2012, Michel relocated to Belize in order to work with The Garifuna Collective, a group of musicians who carry on soulful traditions surrounding the history of their West African ancestors.

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World Cafe
12:38 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Phoenix On World Cafe

French indie-rock band Phoenix performs on stage at the 13th Annual Non-COMMvention in Philadelphia in May.
Joe Del Tufo WXPN

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:32 pm

The French band Phoenix seems to be appearing at the top of music charts all over the world. In 2009, Phoenix's album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix guided them to fame with popular tracks like "1901" and "Lisztomania."

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World Cafe
2:50 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Latin Roots: Catupecu Machu

Argentine-rock band Catupecu Machu.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 10:02 am

  • Listen To Catupecu Machu Perform In Buenos Aires

Though Argentina may be known for tango music, there is a strong and thriving rock scene that seems to be taking over. World Cafe recently traveled to Buenos Aires to visit the home-studio of Catupecu Machu, one of Argentina's most popular rock bands.

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World Cafe
1:52 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Frank Turner On World Cafe

Frank Turner.
Tara Novak Courtesy of the artist

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

Singer-songwriter Frank Turner has a fanatically large following in the U.K. Though he might not be filling large halls in the States quite yet, his American fans are just as dedicated and engaged.

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World Cafe
1:33 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Charles Bradley On World Cafe

Charles Bradley.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 10:02 am

  • Listen To Charles Bradley On World Cafe

Soul man Charles Bradley knew he could sing — former band members and friends always told him that. But he just never got the shot, shuttling from one odd job to another. Into his 50s, Bradley was living with his mother in New York and performing as a James Brown interpreter under the name "Black Velvet." When Daptone Records co-founder Gabriel Roth saw him perform, this soul man finally got his shot at fame.

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