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December 30, 2013

3:00 AM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
3:01 AM
I¿ve Been Life
Artist : Cody ChesnuTT
Album : Landing on a Hundred
Composer :
Label : Vibration Vineyard
3:09 AM
State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U.)
Artist : Jim James
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:24 AM
Know Til Now
Artist : Jim James
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:32 AM
Dear One
Artist : Jim James
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:39 AM
Dear One
Artist : Jim James
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:44 AM
A New Life
Artist : Jim James
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:50 AM
Know Til Now
Artist : Jim James
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:51 AM
Inner City Blues
Artist : Marvin Gaye
Album : What's Going On
Composer :
Label : Kitchen Table
4:00 AM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
4:01 AM
Brand New Friend
Artist : Lloyd Cole & the Commotions
Album : 1984 ¿ 1989
Composer :
Label : Capitol
4:06 AM
Good Vibrations
Artist : The Beach Boys
Album : The Best of the Beach Boys
Composer :
Label : Capitol
4:09 AM
Harper Lee
Artist : Little Green Cars
Album : Absolute Zero
Composer :
Label : Glassnote
4:13 AM
Push the Sky Away
Artist : Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
4:14 AM
Wide Lovely Eyes
Artist : Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
4:22 AM
Jubilee Street
Artist : Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
4:37 AM
In Your Room
Artist : Depeche Mode
Album : Songs of Faith and Devotion
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros Mod Afw
4:38 AM
We Real Cool
Artist : Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
4:51 AM
Push the Sky Away
Artist : Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN

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World Cafe
5:40 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

First Aid Kit On World Cafe

First Aid Kit.
Neil Krug Courtesy of the artist

Sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg of First Aid Kit have become an international sensation, thanks in part to the gorgeous harmonies in their sweet folk-pop songs. The Swedish duo's success owes a lot to the Internet: It was a batch of MySpace recordings that got the pair discovered in 2007 by Karin Dreijer Andersson of fellow Swedish band The Knife.

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Live from World Cafe Live
11:52 am
Fri July 11, 2014

The Bacon Brothers Live from World Cafe Live July 11th @Noon

The Bacon Brothers

When Kevin Bacon isn't busy starring in legendary movies like Mystic River or Apollo 13, he's playing in his folk 

  rock band, The Bacon Brothers, with his brother, Michael Bacon. The Philadelphia-born duo released their first album, Forosoco, in 1997, and have released six more albums since, including a live performance at the John Harm's Center for the Arts in Englewood, New Jersey back in 2003, and a greatest hits album called Philadelphia Road - The Best of the Bacon Brothers. Catch them Friday afternoon, July 11th, when they perform as a part of Live from World Cafe Live. 

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World Cafe
4:36 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Latin Roots: The 15th Latin Alternative Music Conference

Babasónicos will perform at the Latin Alternative Music Conference this weekend.
Courtesy of the artist

The 15th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference is underway this week in New York City. Free concerts are held in Manhattan and Brooklyn throughout the festival, while sessions and showcases are available only to registered attendees, who come from all over the Spanish-speaking world to find what's next in Latin music.

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World Cafe
3:43 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

King Khan & The Shrines On World Cafe

King Khan & The Shrines.
Tiger Lilly Courtesy of the artist

King Khan & The Shrines, a psychedelic garage/soul band from Berlin, is led by the charismatic Arish Khan. Khan grew up in Montreal, the son of South Asian parents, and first played in punk bands. The group has been recording together since 2000 and released its latest album, Idle No More, last fall.

Khan is fascinating: He's both an over-the-top performer and a far-ranging thinker. In this session, he discusses the new album's title, which comes from a Canadian indigenous people's movement.

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World Cafe
4:13 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Saintseneca On World Cafe

Saintseneca.
Courtesy of the artist

Saintseneca is an Ohio-based folk-rock band led by Zac Little. After releasing an album called Last in 2013, the group went through changes in personnel and direction leading up to the appropriately titled Dark Arc, which came out this spring.

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World Cafe
3:23 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Joe Henry On World Cafe

Joe Henry.
Courtesy of the artist

A veteran musician and producer, Joe Henry has worked with the likes of Mavis Staples, Aimee Mann and Loudon Wainwright III. His album with the late Solomon Burke won a Grammy in 2002.

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World Cafe
4:22 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

World Cafe Next: Kutosis

Kutosis
Courtesy of the artist
  • Hear Two Songs By Kutosis

We call on Cardiff, Wales for our World Cafe: Next artists this week. Kutosis is a power-pop trio whose music has been described as "post punk, reverb-drenched and breezy." Their second album, Dream It Away, was released in June on Jealous Lover's Club Records. From album artwork to song titles, this group is all about surfing — a fitting match for their sunny power pop.

Don't forget to download our World Cafe: Next podcast with two songs from Kutosis.

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Station News
9:51 am
Mon July 7, 2014

World Cafe, July 7-11

Credit pitchfork.com

It's another week of live music and conversation on World Cafe!

Monday, July 7th, 2014

On this Vintage Cafe, English band, The xx play live music from their sophomore record, Coexist.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Singer-songwriter and Grammy award winning producer, Joe Henry performs new music from his album, Invisible Hour.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Saintseneca drop by to chat about their newest LP, Dark Arc.

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World Cafe
7:29 am
Fri July 4, 2014

World Cafe's July 4th Mixtape

Appeal to the senses this Independence Day — before watching fireworks, treat your ears to this playlist of World Cafe favorites.
Yana Paskova Getty Images

Originally published on Fri July 4, 2014 6:57 pm

I love mixtapes. Don't we all? If I'm having a party or even a dinner, I meticulously program the music — even though, if it's a good party, no one will hear it because they're all talking!

Here's my Fourth of July mixtape for you. No in-studio guest today, just a wide variety of music with the only stipulation that "America," "American" or "U.S." has to be somewhere in the title. It's not even all from the U.S.! There's a version of the Brazilian singer Jorge Ben's "So Loco Porti America." There are some stirring classic tunes from Tom Petty and The Steve Miller Band.

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World Cafe
3:23 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Chrissie Hynde On World Cafe

Chrissie Hynde.
Dean Chalkley Courtesy of the artist

Ever since she helped form The Pretenders in the late 1970s, Chrissie Hynde has identified as part of the legendary British band. Recently, though, Hynde set out as a solo artist, releasing the album Stockholm in June.

Hynde tells World Cafe that the album is a product of collaboration; she even traveled to Sweden to work with Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John. That pairing led to others, including unlikely appearances by Neil Young and John McEnroe.

Hear a four-song set on today's World Cafe.

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