World Cafe en Angélique Kidjo On World Cafe Angelique Kidjo is a musical superstar from Benin, West Africa. Since her album <em>Logozo</em> in 1991, she has graced stages around the globe. Now living in Brooklyn, Kidjo has a pair of new projects to discuss here, along with a performance from the stage of World Cafe Live.<p>Kidjo's new album <em>Eve </em>is dedicated to the women of Africa; it includes music for her mother, whose work in theater inspired Kidjo to perform. In this session, she'll discuss her ongoing work with UNICEF and the overwhelming problems confronting African women today. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:56:00 +0000 editor 6141 at Angélique Kidjo On World Cafe Robert Ellis On World Cafe Robert Ellis and his road band perform songs from his fine third album, <em>The Lights From the Chemical Plan</em>t, in this <em>World Cafe</em> session. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:18:00 +0000 editor 6140 at Robert Ellis On World Cafe World Cafe Next: Polock This week's <em>World Cafe: Next</em> artist, Polock, is from Valencia, Spain. The band has always written and sung in English, which its members call "the language of rock." Polock's debut was titled <em>Getting Down From Trees,</em> so it's appropriate that the new album is called <em>Rising Up</em>.<p>Here, you can hear and download a pair of catchy songs on the <em>World Cafe: Next</em> podcast. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:04:00 +0000 editor 6117 at World Cafe Next: Polock World Cafe, April 21-25 <p>You can hear World Cafe every weekday at 2pm. Here's the line up for this week.</p><p><strong>Monday, April 21, 2014 </strong></p><p>Our Vintage Cafe with Jackson Browne recorded in 2008 was a wide ranging exploration of his songs, old and new.</p><p><strong>Tuesday, April 22, 2014</strong></p><p>Known as a country songwriter, Robert Ellis channels his pop influences on the new record, The Lights from the Chemical Plant.</p><p><strong>Wednesday, April 23, 2014</strong></p><p>Angelique Kidjo has released her autobiography, as well as a new disc called Eve celebrating the women of Africa.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:58:09 +0000 Mark Grube 6112 at World Cafe, April 21-25 The War On Drugs On World Cafe We are major fans of the band <a href="" target="_blank">The War On Drugs</a>. Today's show presents an epic live performance and interview with leader Adam Granduciel. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:14:00 +0000 editor 6090 at The War On Drugs On World Cafe Brett Dennen On World Cafe The red-haired, California-based singer-songwriter <a href="" target="_blank">Brett Dennen</a> has come a long way since 2005, when he gave shy, barefoot solo performances around the release of his first album. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:44:00 +0000 editor 6089 at Brett Dennen On World Cafe Ani DiFranco Live from World Cafe Live 4/25 @ Noon <p>Join us for our next Live from World Cafe Live, this time from the Queen in Wilmington, Delaware, &nbsp;as Ani</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:13:12 +0000 Michael Black 6088 at Ani DiFranco Live from World Cafe Live 4/25 @ Noon Black Lips Live from World Cafe Live 4/18 @ Noon <p>Atlanta-based rock band Black Lips released their latest album, Underneath the Rainbow, this March with a</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;twist on their garage rock sound. With it being their ninth full-length, the band decided to focus its sound following 2011’s Arabia Mountain by working with a producer for the first time during their career. Even though the band is mixing things up a bit, they’re keeping to their raw, gritty roots. The Black Lips are also known for their signature intense live shows, so catch them this Friday at noon on Different Radio.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:24:06 +0000 Michael Black 6086 at Black Lips Live from World Cafe Live 4/18 @ Noon Boy George Live from World Cafe Live 4/18 @ Noon <p>Eighties superstar Boy George isn’t done performing. Though it’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;been 18 years since his last album release in&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1995, he's on a North American tour supporting his latest endeavor, This Is What I Do, released last January. The artist is also well-known for his work with the band Culture Club and is reportedly working on new material with them as well. Tune in Friday at noon for this double header Live From World Cafe Live.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:19:46 +0000 Michael Black 6085 at Boy George Live from World Cafe Live 4/18 @ Noon Robert Cray Band On World Cafe It is great to have <a href="" target="_blank">Robert Cray</a> back with a new album called <em>In My Soul.</em> We will hear performances from Cray and his band in front of an audience at <a href="">World Cafe Live</a> in Philadelphia, plus conversation with WXPN's <a href="">Michaela Majoun</a>.<p>Believe it or not, the blues wasn't the first thing Cray wanted to play on guitar. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:06:00 +0000 editor 6055 at Robert Cray Band On World Cafe