World Cafe

Weeknights at 7pm
David Dye

 

The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country. 

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March 29, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Flashlight
Artist : The Amazing
Album : Gentle Stream
Composer :
Label : Partisan Records
7:06 PM
Family Affair
Artist : Sly & the Family Stone
Album : Anthology
Composer :
Label : Yep Roc Records
7:08 PM
Inspiration Information
Artist : Shuggie Otis
Album : Inspiration Information
Composer :
Label : Capitol
7:12 PM
Diamond Lightning
Artist : Minus the Bear
Album : Infinity Overhead
Composer :
Label : Dangerbird Spain
7:17 PM
Fortune Teller
Artist : Calexico
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:18 PM
Epic
Artist : Calexico
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:26 PM
Splitter
Artist : Calexico
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:33 PM
Fortune Teller
Artist : Calexico
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:40 PM
Para
Artist : Calexico
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:46 PM
Epic
Artist : Calexico
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:48 PM
Long December
Artist : Counting Crows
Album : Recovering The Satellites
Composer :
Label : Geffen Records
7:52 PM
A Little Bit of Everything
Artist : Dawes
Album : Nothing is Wrong
Composer :
Label : ATO Records/RED
7:58 PM
Lilies
Artist : Bat For Lashes
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:00 PM
Parted Ways
Artist : Heartless Bastards
Album : Arrow
Composer :
Label : Partisan
8:06 PM
Honey Don’t Think
Artist : Grant Lee Buffalo
Album : Mighty Joe Moon
Composer :
Label : Noble Rot
8:08 PM
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Artist : Tame Impala
Album : Lonerism
Composer :
Label : Modular Interscope
8:11 PM
8 Miles High
Artist : The Byrds
Album : We Have Ignition
Composer :
Label : Columbia
8:15 PM
My Love Is Real
Artist : Divine Fits
Album : A Thing Called Divine Fits
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
8:18 PM
Tree By the River
Artist : Iron & Wine
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:18 PM
Lost In My Mind
Artist : The Head & The Heart
Album : The Head & The Heart
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
8:23 PM
Miss Misery
Artist : Elliot Smith
Album : New Moon
Composer :
Label : Kill Rock Stars
8:26 PM
The Way I Feel
Artist : Jonathan Wilson
Album : Gentle Spirit
Composer :
Label : Bella Union
8:30 PM
Ain’t Messin’ Around
Artist : Gary Clark Jr.
Album : Blak And Blu
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers
8:34 PM
Revival
Artist : The Allman Brothers
Album : Idlewild South
Composer :
Label : Island / Mercury
8:39 PM
Black is the Bird
Artist : One Day International
Album : Blackbird
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
8:40 PM
Spitting Image
Artist : Freelance Whales
Album : Diluvia
Composer :
Label : Mom & Pop Music
8:44 PM
Southside
Artist : Moby
Album : Play
Composer :
Label : Mute
8:48 PM
Do It Anyway
Artist : Ben Folds Five
Album : The Sound of the Life of the Mind
Composer :
Label : Sony Legacy
8:52 PM
Mr. Tough
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : I Am Not Afraid Of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
Composer :
Label : Matador Records
8:57 PM
Cold Turkey
Artist : John Lennon
Album : The John Lennon Collection
Composer :
Label : Capitol

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World Cafe
3:11 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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World Cafe
3:44 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
3:44 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
2:26 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
12:03 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Red Baraat On World Cafe

Red Baraat.
Erin Patrice O'Brien Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 9:45 am

At a Red Baraat show, the combination of Punjabi Bhangra music, New Orleans-style jazz, go-go and even hip-hop is so seamless — and the vibe of the party is so exuberant — that barriers fall down. That unique sound is what Red Baraat's leader, Sunny Jain, had in mind when he formed the band in Brooklyn in 2008.

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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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