Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 2:56 pm
Hear Two Songs From Sekou Kouyate & Joe Driscoll
Today on World Cafe: Next, we feature a unique duo. Sekou Kouyate, from Guinea in West Africa, has been described as "the Jimi Hendrix of the kora" for the way he electrifies the 21-string African harp. Joe Driscoll is an American living in England; he's a rapper, beat-boxer and loop-maker.
"'MOJO is a commonplace part of the rhetoric of the culture of a substantial portion of the American people. As a figure of speech, the concept of having, or not having, one's MOJO working is not something in which any one person could assert originality, or establish a proprietary right." So the court ruled in Stratchborneo vs. Arc Music in 1973. The defendant?
Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 2:57 pm
Hear Two Songs From Angel Olsen
Missouri native Angel Olsen is about to release her second album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness, which she recorded with a full band this past summer. Olsen's songs exude passion, complete with rough edges and extremely personal lyrics.
The USA Network's tagline applies nicely to this week’s edition of Mystery Train. We’ll meet some of the iconic personalities that dot the landscape of American music, including Stackerlee, Superfly, Susie-Q, Minnie the Moocher, Buster Cornelious and many more. Hop on board Wednesday at 6pm and Sunday afternoon at 4.
...all contemplated on Mystery Train this week. Does it take a lot of medicine to pretend that you're someone else? Do you only shine, shave and shower on Saturdays? When you fall in love, will it be forever? So many questions. Tune in Wednesday at 6pm and/or Sunday afternoon at 4.
Long-running singer-songwriter and Different Radio favorite Suzanne Vega is this week's concert artist.
Vega's discography spans nearly 30 years, from her mid-80s beginnings to her breakout 1987 release Solitude Standing – which gave us the song "Tom's Diner" and its ubiquitous dance remix by DNA. Vega's output has been steady since then; and is set to release her latest record, Tales from the Realm of the Queens of Pentacles, on February 18th via her own Amanuensis Productions label.