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Playlist

September 27, 2012

6:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
6:01 PM
My Affair
Artist : Kirsty Maccoll
Album : Electric Landlady
Composer :
Label : ZTT
6:08 PM
Descarga Cubana
Artist : Israel Lopez Cachao
Album : Descarga Cubana
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Label : Astro
6:14 PM
Toma Chocolate
Artist : Chocolate Armenteros
Album : Cuban Masters: Los Originales
Composer :
Label : Protel/ Umgd
6:19 PM
Descarga Del Bebo
Artist : Bebo Valdes
Album : Bebo Valdes: The Greatest Hits
Composer :
Label : Brisa Records
6:32 PM
CongoBronx
Artist : Yasek Manzano
Album : CongoBronx
Composer :
Label : Yasek Manzano
6:41 PM
Toma Chocolate
Artist : Chocolate Arementeros
Album : Cuban Masters: Los Originales
Composer :
Label : Protel/ Umgd
6:42 PM
Sinner In the Sea
Artist : Calexico
Album : Algiers
Composer :
Label : Anti
6:46 PM
Stop
Artist : Joe Henry
Album : Scar
Composer :
Label : Anti
6:51 PM
Bottom of the River
Artist : Delta Rae
Album : Carry the Fire
Composer :
Label : Sire/London/Rhino
6:54 PM
The Weight
Artist : The Staple Singers
Album : Best of The Staple Singers
Composer :
Label : Big Beat UK
7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
You Get What You Give
Artist : New Radicals
Album : Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too
Composer :
Label : MCA
7:06 PM
Longevity
Artist : Yeasayer
Album : Fragrant World
Composer :
Label : Secretly Canadian
7:09 PM
See the World
Artist : Gomez
Album : How We Operate
Composer :
Label : ATO Records
7:13 PM
Que Beleza
Artist : Tim Maia
Album : Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia
Composer :
Label : Luka Bop
7:17 PM
Late in the Evening
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : One Trick Pony
Composer :
Label : Rhino/WEA
7:21 PM
Only Pieces
Artist : Here We Go Magic
Album : Here We Go Magic
Composer :
Label : Western Vinyl
7:22 PM
Will You Be Sleeping?
Artist : David Wax Museum
Album : Knock Knock Get Up
Composer :
Label : Ramseur Records
7:24 PM
I Will Wait
Artist : Mumford & Sons
Album : Babel
Composer :
Label : Glassnote
7:29 PM
Rock & Roll
Artist : The Velvet Underground
Album : The Best of The Velvet Underground: Words and Music of Lou Reed
Composer :
Label : Verve
7:33 PM
When I’m President
Artist : Ian Hunter & the Rant Band
Album : When I'm President
Composer :
Label : Slimstyle Records
7:39 PM
"Tell Me What To Do"
Artist : Jim Noir
Album : Tower of Love
Composer :
Label : Barsuk
7:39 PM
Who
Artist : David Byrne & St. Vincent
Album : Love This Giant
Composer :
Label : 4AD
7:43 PM
The High Road
Artist : Broken Bells
Album : Broken Bells
Composer : James Mercer / Brian Burton
Label : Columbia
7:47 PM
Senses Working Overtime
Artist : XTC
Album : English Settlement
Composer :
Label : Caroline
7:51 PM
Stubborn Love
Artist : The Lumineers
Album : The Lumineers
Composer :
Label : Dualtone Music Group

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World Cafe
12:56 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Of Monsters And Men On World Cafe

Of Monsters And Men are an Icelandic folk-rock band.
Hörður Sveinsson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed June 20, 2012 9:58 am

Of Monsters and Men is an Icelandic sextet specializing in catchy folk-pop. The group came together in 2009 when singer Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir began recruiting backups for her acoustic solo act. In 2010, Of Monsters and Men gained national fame when it won an annual Icelandic battle of the bands; since then, the buzz has only grown.

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World Cafe
11:49 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Latin Roots: The Lasting Fad Of Boogaloo

The Joe Cuba Sextet.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu April 19, 2012 3:01 pm

Today's episode of Latin Roots features Felix Contreras, co-host of Alt.Latino, NPR's online music program about Latin Alternative music. Also a reporter and producer for NPR's Arts Desk, Contreras specializes in jazz, world music and Latino arts and culture. A part-time musician who plays Afro-Cuban percussion in several Latin and jazz bands, Contreras is uniquely qualified to discuss Latin Alternative music. In today's episode, he speaks about boogaloo, how it developed and how it impacts Latin music today.

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World Cafe
11:39 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Grimes On World Cafe

Grimes.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu April 19, 2012 11:49 am

Grimes is the one-woman project of Claire Boucher, a talented and eclectic Canadian singer. Born and raised in Vancouver, she moved to Montreal for college but left to pursue her craft when her work as Grimes began to take off. Marrying lo-fi punk with dreamy pop, Grimes quickly became a fixture in Montreal's underground music scene. Boucher incorporates elements of dance, video and still images into her live performances, creating otherworldly and entrancing multimedia experiences in the process.

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World Cafe
3:12 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Emeli Sande On World Cafe

Emeli Sande.
Courtesy of the artist

Emeli Sande is young, but she already has an enviable list of accomplishments under her belt. Along with a specialty in neuroscience from the University of Glasgow, she's become a global R&B phenomenon at just 23. The U.K. soul singer wrote her first song at 11 and began participating in music competitions in her teens. Given her powerful vocals and keen understanding of what makes a great song, there was little doubt that her debut would be a doozy — especially once her first single, the soulful "Heaven," became a worldwide hit.

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World Cafe
12:26 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Geographer On World Cafe

Geographer's second album, Myths, was released in February.
Victoria Smith

Geographer's glittery, electronic pop-rock sound has been winning over fans on the West Coast for years. The trio formed in 2008 and released its first full-length album, Innocent Ghosts, a few months later. Now, four years after its debut, Geographer has finally returned with a new set of earnest, sonically sugar-coated songs.

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World Cafe
1:50 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Haim On 'World Cafe: Next'

The Haim sisters are Danielle, Este and Alana.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 4:41 pm

After playing shows with their parents as children, the members of Haim now work as a serious stand-alone act. The Haim sisters are Danielle, Este and Alana, and their childhood experience of performing live has shaped them into a musical force as young adults. They first hit the L.A. music scene a few years ago — when each of the sisters was pursuing music, mostly in separate contexts — but their relatively recent decision to work together was inevitable.

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World Cafe
2:01 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Gotye On World Cafe

Gotye's new album is titled Making Mirrors.
James Bryans

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 4:52 pm

Our Vintage Cafe today is from 2012, the year the Melbourne, Australia-based artist Gotye's world-wide smash "Somebody That I Used To Know" was everywhere. The single has sold more than 30 million copies.

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World Cafe
12:23 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Fanfarlo On World Cafe

Fanfarlo's new second album is titled Rooms Filled With Light.
Deidre O'Callaghan

Originally published on Thu April 12, 2012 3:00 pm

Named after a French novella by poet Charles Baudelaire, Fanfarlo is a pop band from London with a wide range of instrumentation: mandolin, glockenspiel, musical saw, melodica, sax, clarinet and the usual drums, bass and guitar. With its beguiling and uplifting pop-folk, the quintet makes music that's accessible, refreshing and whimsical.

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World Cafe
2:23 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Joe Louis Walker On World Cafe

Joe Louis Walker has 23 albums to his name.
Michael Weintrob

Electric bluesman Joe Louis Walker is a living legend. He was strumming a guitar by age 8, and by 16 was on stage; he's released 23 albums over the course of his career. Given his formidable talent and prodigious supply of soul-stirring vocal inspirations, it's little wonder that Walker has become a blues-rock hero and award-winner. He's still going strong, as evidenced by his fierce new album, aptly named Hellfire.

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World Cafe
1:30 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Justin Townes Earle On World Cafe

Justin Townes Earle's latest release highlights his strength as a captivating storyteller.
Joshua Black Wilkins Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue April 10, 2012 5:05 pm

Born in Nashville and more recently a resident of New York, Justin Townes Earle is no stranger to the road, and his latest album, Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now, takes us down I-40 to Memphis, Tenn. On songs like "Memphis in the Rain," "Baby's Got A Bad Idea" and "Maria," Earle's past becomes an open book and makes for arguably his strongest album yet.

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