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December 27, 2012

12:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
12:01 PM
Locked Down
Artist : Dr. John
Album : Locked Down
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
12:06 PM
Dark Star
Artist : Polica
Album : Give You The Ghost
Composer :
Label : Totally Gross Nation
12:11 PM
Heavy Cloud, No Rain
Artist : Sting
Album : Ten Summoner's Tale
Composer :
Label : A&M
12:15 PM
Easy Way Out
Artist : Gotye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:24 PM
Somebody That I Used To Know
Artist : Gotye
Album : Making Mirrors
Composer :
Label : Universal Republic
12:30 PM
State of the Art
Artist : Gotye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:38 PM
Easy Way Out
Artist : Gotye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:42 PM
Eyes Wide Open
Artist : Gotye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:47 PM
Eyes Wide Open
Artist : Gotye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
12:48 PM
Waiting In Vain
Artist : Bob Marley & The Wailers
Album : Exodus
Composer :
Label : Island
12:52 PM
Tell Me A Tale
Artist : Michael Kiwanuka
Album : Tell Me A Tale
Composer :
Label : Interscope
12:57 PM
Worms
Artist : Yeasayer
Album : All Hour Cymbals
Composer :
Label : We Are Free

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World Cafe
2:48 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Latin Roots: The Politics Of Music

Los Tigres Del Norte.
Kevin Winter Getty Images

Originally published on Thu September 6, 2012 3:29 pm

In this installment of World Cafe's Latin Roots series, Raul Pacheco of the Grammy-winning band Ozomatli talks with host David Dye about how politics influence music. They've certainly affected Pacheco's music, as Ozomatli has been politically driven since its inception. The band's members started playing together 16 years ago, when they were working for the Peace and Justice Center of Los Angeles, and were asked to play for picketers during a strike.

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World Cafe
2:00 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Ozomatli On World Cafe

Ozomatli.
Courtesy of the artist

Ozomatli is a genre-spanning, Grammy-winning band whose sound draws from Latin influences like salsa and cumbia, as well as hip-hop, rock, reggae and funk. Its many members are political activists who met while working with the Peace and Justice Center of Los Angeles; their first performance was for picketers during a strike.

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World Cafe
11:33 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Melissa Etheridge On World Cafe

Melissa Etheridge.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 5:00 am

Folk-rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge has been making music since she first picked up a guitar at the age of 8. Playing in country groups throughout her teens in her home state of Kansas, Etheridge went on to a hugely successful and decorated 25-year solo career — and won two Grammy Awards and an Oscar along the way.

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World Cafe
4:10 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Antibalas On World Cafe

Antibalas.
Courtesy of Marina Abadjieff

Originally published on Wed September 5, 2012 8:23 am

Sometimes known as the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, the New York band Antibalas — which means "bulletproof" in Spanish — is a large group of talented musicians who play rhythm-intensive Afrobeat music. In a seven-year stretch, Antibalas has released four albums and withstood a five-year hiatus in which several members worked on the Broadway musical FELA!

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Music Interviews
10:03 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Paul Simon On Making 'Graceland'

Paul Simon with Ladysmith Black Mambazo in 1987.
Luise Gibb Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue September 4, 2012 10:18 am

Paul Simon's 1986 album Graceland marked an unprecedented intersection of music, culture and politics. In a conversation with World Cafe's David Dye — presented here in four parts — Simon speaks candidly about his legendary collaborations with South African musicians such as Joseph Shabalala and his vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

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World Cafe
9:30 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Next: Jordan Hull

Jordan Hull.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 6, 2012 8:34 am

  • Hear two new songs from Jordan Hull

Jordan Hull has always been a creative type. Growing up in Dayton, Ohio, Hull explored theater, writing and painting, and eventually got into music as an escape during his rebellious high-school years. Now in Nashville, the 23-year-old singer-songwriter writes lyrics that draw inspiration from great troubadours of yesteryear, including Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie.

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World Cafe
12:46 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Cassandra Wilson On World Cafe

Cassandra Wilson.
Courtesy of the artist

A pioneer who muddies the waters separating jazz, blues, country, soul and rock, Cassandra Wilson possesses a beautiful voice and more than three decades of musical experience. The two-time Grammy winner began her career with the M-base collective, but found success as a solo jazz singer.

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World Cafe
11:54 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Family Band On World Cafe

Family Band.
Courtesy of Caleb Seppala

The Brooklyn-based ambient-folk duo Family Band is a collaboration between visual artist turned frontwoman Kim Krans and her husband, former heavy-metal guitarist Jonny Ollsin. Together, they craft beautifully dark, folk-influenced songs, which they fittingly describe as "heavy mellow."

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World Cafe
12:11 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

THEESatisfaction On World Cafe

THEESatisfaction.
David Belisle

Working in a subgenre somewhere between soul and rap, Stasia "Stas" Irons and Catherine "Cat" Harris-White form the avant-garde hip-hop duo THEESatisfaction. Based in Seattle, the young duo released its first album, awE naturalE, back in March.

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World Cafe
12:05 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Diamond Rugs On World Cafe

Diamond Rugs.
Amie Ledford

Muddying the waters separating indie rock, country and Southern blues, Diamond Rugs formed in Nashville as an all-star music collective assembled by John McCauley of Deer Tick.

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