World Cafe http://publicradiodelmarva.net en He's My Brother, She's My Sister On World Cafe http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/hes-my-brother-shes-my-sister-world-cafe Joining us in the studio for hour two of Tuesday's <em>World Cafe</em> is the Los Angeles band He's My Brother, She's My Sister. As the name implies, lead vocalists Robert and Rachel Kolar are indeed siblings.<p>Along with three other band members, the two have been crafting an eclectic mix of theatrical folk, garage, and even vaudeville-influenced music since 2010. After putting out a couple of singles, He's My Brother, She's My Sister released its debut album last year; it's titled <em>Nobody Dances in This Town</em>. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:48:00 +0000 David Dye 41760 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net He's My Brother, She's My Sister On World Cafe Elvis Costello And The Roots On World Cafe http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/elvis-costello-and-roots-world-cafe In hour one of Tuesday's installment of <em>World Cafe</em>, we talk with <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15045892/elvis-costello" target="_blank">Elvis Costello</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15121130/the-roots" target="_blank">The Roots</a>' powerhouse drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson about how they met and came to utilize hip-hop techniques to make a non-hip-hop record. Costello and The Roots unveiled their collaborative album <em>Wise Up Ghost</em> last week — it's a project they'd made in semi-secrecy.<p>Both artists have rich histories as thriving collaborators. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:43:00 +0000 David Dye 41755 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Elvis Costello And The Roots On World Cafe World Cafe Next: Ásgeir http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/world-cafe-next-sgeir Musically speaking, we travel to Iceland for Monday's installment of <em>World Cafe: Next</em>. Our featured artist is Ásgeir, a 21-year-old singer-songwriter who's on his way to making history. After releasing his debut album <em>(In the Silence)</em> in his homeland last year, the singer has the best-selling and fastest-selling debut album ever in Iceland. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:59:00 +0000 editor 41672 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net World Cafe Next: Ásgeir Ray LaMontagne On World Cafe http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/ray-lamontagne-world-cafe <em>In this installment of </em>Vintage Cafe<em>, we revisit Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs' <em></em>performance from Oct. 8, 2010. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:59:00 +0000 editor 41673 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Jack Johnson On World Cafe http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/jack-johnson-world-cafe Singer-songwriter Jack Johnson recently released his sixth album of breezy, easygoing songs: <em>From Here to Now to You</em> finds him returning to more acoustic arrangements after 2010's <em>To the Sea</em>, which featured more instrumental variations, including electric guitars.<p>In this <em>World Cafe</em> session, Johnson credits much of his success to his wife, and dedicates a couple of songs to their relationship. The singer also discusses his Hawaiian home and the influence of the indigenous slack-key guitar culture on his style. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 WXPN-FM. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:18:00 +0000 editor 41554 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Jack Johnson On World Cafe Latin Roots: The Evolution Of Balada http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/latin-roots-evolution-balada On Thursday's installment of <em>World Cafe</em>'s <em>Latin Roots</em> series, Ernesto Lechner — co-host of the radio show <em>The Latin Alternative</em> — dives into balada, a romantic style of Latin music. Lechner starts by playing a couple of examples of the style from the late 1960s, when authentic balada drew from jazz and even the Brazilian genre of <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/07/19/155034153/latin-roots-bossa-nova-brazils-answer-to-jazz" target="_blank">bossa nova</a>. We'll also hear a modern rendition of the style from Babasónicos of Argentina. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:56:00 +0000 editor 41478 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Latin Roots: The Evolution Of Balada Jason Isbell On World Cafe http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/jason-isbell-world-cafe Soulful roots-rock singer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15127717/jason-isbell" target="_blank">Jason Isbell</a> has been writing revealing, introspective songs since his days in the Southern rock band <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15399002/drive-by-truckers" target="_blank">Drive-By Truckers</a>. After leaving the group in 2007, Isbell went on to record a string of studio albums with and without his new band, The 400 Unit. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:09:00 +0000 editor 41465 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Jason Isbell On World Cafe Neko Case On World Cafe http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/neko-case-world-cafe <em>This segment, from Sept. 18, is part of our </em>Best Of 2013<em> series, in which we revisit some of our most memorable interviews and performances of the year.</em><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14950679/neko-case" target="_blank">Neko Case</a>'s new album, <em>The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You</em>, expands upon the fiercely intelligent singer-songwriter's gifts for music that's both innately infectious and rooted in intense, accessible emotions. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:18:00 +0000 David Dye 41385 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Neko Case On World Cafe She & Him On World Cafe http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/she-him-world-cafe When actress Zooey Deschanel started recording with producer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15328262/m-ward">M. Ward</a> as <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/89148168/she-him">She & Him</a> in 2006, it was easy to see it as a passing thing. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:58:00 +0000 editor 41386 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net She & Him On World Cafe World Cafe Next: Wildcat! Wildcat! http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/world-cafe-next-wildcat-wildcat The punchy L.A. indie-pop band Wildcat! Wildcat! is made up of three members who've been friends since middle school. They've released a couple of singles — including the latest, "Mr. Quiche" — and recently compiled them on a new EP. Hear a couple of the band's songs on this installment of <em>World Cafe: Next</em>. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 WXPN-FM. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:32:00 +0000 editor 41387 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net World Cafe Next: Wildcat! Wildcat! Preservation Hall Jazz Band On World Cafe http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/preservation-hall-jazz-band-world-cafe New Orleans' Preservation Hall, the dirt-floor space off Bourbon Street, was founded in 1961 as a place for the elders of Crescent City jazz to play nightly. Today, <em>World Cafe</em> talks with Ben Jaffe; like his father Alan, who ran the space initially, Jaffe is a tuba player who guides the world-renowned band today.<p>Equally at home on concert stages around the globe as in Preservation Hall itself, the band joins <em>World Cafe</em> with a set recorded live at City Winery in New York City. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:07:00 +0000 editor 41817 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Preservation Hall Jazz Band On World Cafe The Greyboy Allstars On World Cafe http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/greyboy-allstars-world-cafe Almost 20 years ago, the members of the Greyboy Allstars got together to play a record release party for DJ Greyboy and discovered a perfect fusion. Call it rare groove, acid jazz or <em>Electric Boogaloo</em> (as they named their 1995 debut album), guitarist Elgin Park, keyboardist Robert Walter, saxophonist Karl Denson and the rhythm section of Chris Stillwell and Aaron Redfield have a special sound. These Allstars still draw from '60s boogaloo on their new album, <em>Inland Emperor</em>. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 WXPN-FM. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:00:00 +0000 editor 41818 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net The Greyboy Allstars On World Cafe Treetop Flyers On World Cafe http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/treetop-flyers-world-cafe We welcome British band Treetop Flyers to the World Cafe. They are a folk-rock five-piece that initially turned heads on the main stage of the 2011 Glastonbury Festival. They won the spot through an "emerging artist" competition. From there, they were signed to Loose Music in the U.K. and to Partisan Records in the U.S. and put out their debut full-length record, <em>The Mountain Moves</em>, in June of this year. Their music is very much inspired by California in the '70s, so it was not much of a stretch to decamp to Malibu to record their debut. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 01:41:00 +0000 editor 41819 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Treetop Flyers On World Cafe Latin Roots: Bossa Nova, Brazil's Answer To Jazz http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/latin-roots-bossa-nova-brazils-answer-jazz This installment of the <em>Latin Roots</em> series for <em>World Cafe</em> explores bossa nova music, guided by Latin-music expert Ernesto Lechner. Lechner grew up in Buenos Aires, where his parents' record collection consisted of classical records and a solitary bossa nova LP. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he was immersed in Latin music and subsequently became a music journalist, publishing several books on the subject. Lechner co-hosts the radio show <em>Latin Alternative</em> and works as a contributing writer for <em>Rolling Stone</em>, <em>L.A. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:55:00 +0000 editor 41824 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Latin Roots: Bossa Nova, Brazil's Answer To Jazz Do Amor: A Rock Band In Rio http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/do-amor-rock-band-rio The four members of Do Amor have been playing together since they were 15, when they first bonded over their love of cheap vinyl records. They recently released their second album, <em>Piracema, </em>even though they haven't had much time to play together; the band shares a rhythm section with Brazilian superstar <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14994307/caetano-veloso" target="_blank">Caetano Veloso</a>.<p>Listen to Do Amor's special performance for <em>World Cafe</em>, recorded live in Rio de Janeiro. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 WXPN-FM. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:28:00 +0000 David Dye 41825 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Do Amor: A Rock Band In Rio Latin Roots: A Brief History Of Tropicália http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/latin-roots-brief-history-tropic-lia In this segment of <em>World Cafe</em>'s <em>Latin Roots</em>, <em>Alt.Latino</em> host Jasmine Garsd discusses how the Brazilian artistic movement of Tropicália, also known as Tropicalismo, emerged and became a prominent force in Latin American music. Tropicália is a unique style which conflates traditional Brazilian music with elements from other genres, ranging from avant-garde to rock 'n' roll. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:28:00 +0000 editor 41826 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Latin Roots: A Brief History Of Tropicália Latin Roots: Canto Cardenche, The Sound Of Sorrow http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/latin-roots-canto-cardenche-sound-sorrow <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n30BkNCnWbo</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMcSERG9cr8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWuhwv1XfGg</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 21:59:00 +0000 Jasmine Garsd 41828 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Latin Roots: Canto Cardenche, The Sound Of Sorrow Petula Clark On World Cafe http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/petula-clark-world-cafe <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2012/01/20/145347655/petula-clark-after-decades-miss-downtown-hits-midtown-in-cabaret">Petula Clark</a>'s new album, <em>Lost In You</em>, is her first since 2004. Thu, 30 May 2013 21:59:00 +0000 David Dye 41829 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Petula Clark On World Cafe Ivan And Alyosha On World Cafe http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/ivan-and-alyosha-world-cafe <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/124498588/ivan-alyosha">Ivan and Alyosha</a> started out as the duo of Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary, with the band's name coming from characters in the Russian novel <em>The Brothers Karamazov</em>. The two met in 2007 and immediately attracted strong national praise for their first EP, <em>The Verse, The Chorus</em>.<p>In this interview and studio performance, Wilson discusses the process of creating Ivan and Alyosha's hooky and heartfelt full-length debut, <em>All the Times We Had</em>, with host David Dye. Wed, 29 May 2013 15:23:00 +0000 David Dye 41830 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Ivan And Alyosha On World Cafe Rob Dickinson Moves On, Again http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/rob-dickinson-moves-again Rob Dickinson, former frontman of The Catherine Wheel, has just released a solo album, <em>Fresh Wine for the Horses</em>.<p>The record, his solo debut, was five years in the making. On it, the former frontman of the band Catherine Wheel, the shows his trademark ability to pair a good melody with his unique lyrical style.<p>When the Catherine Wheel's sixth album, <em>Wishville</em>, failed to make waves in 2000, Dickinson, a Norfolk, England, native, knew it was time to head out on his own. And he says change is nothing new for him: Dickinson began his music career as a drummer. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:43:00 +0000 David Dye 41877 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Rob Dickinson Moves On, Again Rachid Taha, Blending Beats and Cultures http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/rachid-taha-blending-beats-and-cultures Algerian and French musician Rachid Taha uses sounds from rock, hip-hop, dance and reggae to create unique dance tracks. That blend of musical cultures reflects Taha's own multinational background: born in the Gulf of Oran, he moved to France with his family as a child.<p><em>Tekitoi</em> ("Who Are You?" in French slang) is Taha's eighth album. He previously played with the band Carte de Sejour, on songs that laid the groundwork for Taha's current explorations. Among their hits: Aberrahman Amrani's "Ya Rayah" and the traditional French song "Douce France" ("Sweet France"). Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:42:00 +0000 editor 41878 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Rachid Taha, Blending Beats and Cultures