World Cafe on KWIT

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December 25, 2012

6:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
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Label : Luaka Bop
6:01 PM
Merry Christmas From The Family
Artist : Robert Earl Keen
Album : Gringo Honeymoon
Composer :
Label : Mercury
6:07 PM
The Chipmunk Song
Artist : Alvin & The Chipmunks
Album : Chipmunks Christmas
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Label : Capitol
6:08 PM
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Artist : Brenda Lee
Album : The Hit Collection
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Label : Double Play
6:11 PM
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Artist : Jackson 5
Album : A Motown Christmas
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Label : Motown
6:13 PM
You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch
Artist : Whirling Dervishes
Album : Grinch
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Label : Foundation
6:15 PM
Sleigh Ride
Artist : Johnny A
Album : Sleigh Ride
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Label : Favored Nations
6:18 PM
Christmas At Ground Zero
Artist : Weird Al Yankovic
Album : Polka Party
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Label : Sbme Special Mkts.
6:22 PM
Happy Christmas War Is Over
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:26 PM
The Christmas Song
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:29 PM
Silver Bells
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:33 PM
Little Drummer Boy
Artist : The Polyphonic Spree
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
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Label : WXPN
6:39 PM
Chrismas Eve Sarajevo
Artist : Trans Siberian Orchestra
Album : Christmas Eve and Other Stories
Composer :
Label : Lava
6:41 PM
Father Christmas
Artist : The Kinks
Album : Come Dancing with the Kinks: The Best of the Kinks 19771986
Composer :
Label : Velvel
6:44 PM
Skating Away On The Thin Ice of a New Day
Artist : Jethro Tull
Album : War Child
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Label : Chrysalis Records
6:48 PM
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Artist : Alvin & The Chipmunks
Album : Chipmunks Christmas
Composer :
Label : Capitol
6:49 PM
This Christmas
Artist : Donny Hathaway
Album : Soul Christmas
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Label : Atlantic / WEA
6:53 PM
Jingle Bells
Artist : Booker T & The MG’s
Album : The Ultimate R&B Christmas
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Label : The Right Stuff/TRS
6:55 PM
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Artist : The Smithereens
Album : The Edge of Christmas
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Label : Oglio Records
7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Blue Christmas
Artist : Elvis Presley
Album : Elvis: Blue Christmas
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Label : BMG Special Product
7:03 PM
Someday At Christmas
Artist : Stevie Wonder
Album : A Motown Christmas
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Label : Motown
7:06 PM
Mele Kalikimaka
Artist : Poi Dog Pondering
Album : Acoustic Christmas
Composer :
Label : Columbia
7:09 PM
Santa Claus Is Back In Town
Artist : My Morning Jacket
Album : My Morning Jacket Does Xmas Fiasco Style EP
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Label : ATO Records
7:13 PM
Joy To the World (Mocean Worker Remixed)
Artist : The Cathedral Brass
Album : Christmas Remixed
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Label : Christmas Chill
7:17 PM
En La Navidad
Artist : Yomo Y Daniel Hector
Album : Feliz Navidad
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Label : Fania
7:22 PM
Amarga Navidad
Artist : Lila Downs
Album : La Cantina
Composer :
Label : Narada
7:28 PM
Farolito
Artist : Latinos Band
Album : Navidad Colombiana
Composer :
Label : Yoyo USA
7:33 PM
A Comer Lechon
Artist : Cuco Valoy
Album : Tira Pulla En Navidad!
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Label : Virtuoso Records
7:39 PM
Feliz Navidad
Artist : The Daddy Mack Blues Band
Album : Bluestones
Composer :
Label : Inside Sounds
7:41 PM
Linus and lucy
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown
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Label : GRP Records
7:43 PM
Christmas in Prison
Artist : John Prine
Album : John Prine Christmas
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Label : Oh Boy
7:47 PM
Christmas in the Trenches
Artist : John McCutcheon
Album : Rounder Christmas Album: Must Be Santa!
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Label : Rounder / UMGD
7:52 PM
Grateful for Christmas
Artist : Hayes Carll
Album : Kmag Yoyo
Composer :
Label : Lost Highway
7:56 PM
"Linus and Lucy"
Artist : Moe
Album : Seasons Greetings from Moe
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Label : Fatboy Records

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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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