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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Playlist

December 20, 2012

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Optimistic
Artist : Radiohead
Album : Kid A
Composer :
Label : Capitol
7:06 PM
Default
Artist : Atoms for Peace
Album : Amok
Composer :
Label : XL Recordings
7:10 PM
Who
Artist : David Byrne & St. Vincent
Album : Love This Giant
Composer :
Label : 4AD
7:14 PM
Slash Your Tires
Artist : Luna
Album : Lunapark
Composer :
Label : Elektra/Wea
7:19 PM
Empty Party Rooms
Artist : Minus the Bear
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:23 PM
Steel and Blood
Artist : Minus the Bear
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:30 PM
Empty Party Rooms
Artist : Minus the Bear
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:36 PM
Diamond Lightning
Artist : Minus the Bear
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:41 PM
Steel and Blood
Artist : Minus the Bear
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:42 PM
Flashlight
Artist : The Amazing
Album : Gentle Stream
Composer :
Label : Partisan Records
7:47 PM
Low Rising
Artist : The Swell Season
Album : Strict Joy
Composer :
Label : ATO Records / Red
7:51 PM
Breakers
Artist : Local Natives
Album : Hummingbird
Composer :
Label : Frenchkiss Records
7:55 PM
Bad Thing
Artist : King Tuff
Album : King Tuff
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
7:58 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:00 PM
She Moves On
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : The Rhythm Of the Saints
Composer :
Label : Sony Legacy
8:04 PM
Will You Be Sleeping?
Artist : David Wax Museum
Album : Knock Knock Get Up
Composer :
Label : Ramseur Records
8:07 PM
Small Stakes
Artist : Spoon
Album : Kill The Moonlight
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
8:10 PM
Man on Fire
Artist : Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Album : Here
Composer :
Label : Vagrant
8:15 PM
Whispers in the Dark
Artist : Mumford & Sons
Album : Babel
Composer :
Label : Glassnote
8:18 PM
Firecracker
Artist : Ryan Adams
Album : Gold
Composer :
Label : Lost Highway
8:21 PM
Harakari
Artist : The Ponys
Album : Turn The Lights Out
Composer :
Label : Matador Records
8:21 PM
Things Have Changed
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Things Have Changed
Composer :
Label : SBME Import
8:27 PM
Switzerland
Artist : The Last Bison
Album : Inheritance
Composer :
Label : Republic Records
8:29 PM
North Side Gal
Artist : JD McPherson
Album : Signs & Signifiers
Composer :
Label : Rounder
8:32 PM
Crazy As A Loon
Artist : Bright Eyes
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:38 PM
Map Of Stars
Artist : The Horse’s Ha
Album : Of the Cathmawr Yards
Composer :
Label : Hidden Agenda
8:39 PM
Heartbeat
Artist : Kopecky Family Band
Album : Kids Raising Kids
Composer :
Label : Kopecky Family Band
8:42 PM
Up, Up, Up
Artist : Givers
Album : In Light
Composer :
Label : Glassnote
8:46 PM
Locked Down
Artist : Dr. John
Album : Locked Down
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
8:51 PM
Endicott
Artist : Kid Creole & The Coconuts
Album : Kid Creole Redux
Composer :
Label : Sire
8:56 PM
Burning Down the House
Artist : Talking Heads
Album : Speaking in Tongues
Composer :
Label : Rhino/WEA UK

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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
3:55 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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