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 19, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
Artist : The Slide Brothers
Album : Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers
Composer :
Label : Concord Records
7:06 PM
Peach Blossom
Artist : Eels
Album : Wonderful Glorious
Composer :
Label : Vagrant
7:10 PM
California Stars
Artist : Wilco
Album : Mermaid Avenue
Composer :
Label : Elektra/WEA
7:14 PM
Hard to Make It
Artist : Tracy Grammer
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:15 PM
No One Knows Nothing Anymore
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:24 PM
I Ain’t Got No Home In This World
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:35 PM
Handyman Blues
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:38 PM
Greetings To the New Brunette
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:44 PM
Song for Next Summer
Artist : Meg Baird
Album : Seasons on Earth
Composer :
Label : Drag City
7:45 PM
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Artist : Lucinda Williams
Album : Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Composer :
Label : Island / Mercury
7:50 PM
I’m Shakin’
Artist : Jack White
Album : Blunderbuss
Composer :
Label : Third Man Records
7:53 PM
Out Of My League
Artist : Fitz & The Tantrums
Album : More Than Just a Dream
Composer :
Label : Elektra
7:57 PM
Clark Gable
Artist : The Postal Service
Album : Give Up
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:01 PM
Swamp
Artist : Talking Heads
Album : Speaking in Tongues
Composer :
Label : Rhino / WEA
8:06 PM
I Lost My Job of Loving You
Artist : Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
Album : Buddy & Jim
Composer :
Label : New West Records
8:09 PM
Looking For Clues
Artist : Robert Palmer
Album : Addictions Vol. 1
Composer :
Label : Island
8:14 PM
Buena
Artist : Morphine
Album : Cure for Pain
Composer :
Label : Arista
8:17 PM
Ramona
Artist : Night Beds
Album : Country Sleep
Composer :
Label : Dead Oceans
8:21 PM
Drawerings
Artist : Dinosaur Jr.
Album : Where You Been
Composer :
Label : Rhino
8:22 PM
The Righteous Path
Artist : DriveBy Truckers
Album : Brighter Than Creation's Dark
Composer :
Label : New West Records
8:26 PM
Birmingham
Artist : Shovels & Rope
Album : O' Be Joyful
Composer :
Label : Dualtone Music Group
8:30 PM
Tighten Up
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : Brothers
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
8:34 PM
You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
Artist : Spoon
Album : Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
8:37 PM
Shuggie
Artist : Foxygen
Album : We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic
Composer :
Label : Jagjaguwar
8:38 PM
Keep You
Artist : Wild Belle
Album : Isles
Composer :
Label : Columbia Records
8:42 PM
Everywhere That I’m Not
Artist : Translator
Album : Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits Vol. 4
Composer :
Label : Rhino
8:46 PM
Retrograde
Artist : James Blake
Album : Overgrown
Composer :
Label : Republic
8:50 PM
Woke Up This Morning
Artist : Alabama 3
Album : Woke Up This Morning
Composer :
Label : Geffen
8:54 PM
Get Up, Stand Up
Artist : Bob Marley & the Wailers
Album : Burnin'
Composer :
Label : Island
8:57 PM
This Generation
Artist : The Lions
Album : This Generation
Composer :
Label : Stones Throw

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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
3:55 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

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
3:28 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
3:14 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
3:11 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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