DC Cabbie Hailu Mergia Is A Music Star In Ethiopia An unusual session today with Hailu Mergia, a keyboard player and Ethiopian music star who now lives in the U.S. He came to our attention through Awesome Tapes from Africa, the website where Brian Shimkovitz posts cassette tapes of African music he discovers.
Gorgeous Sibling Harmonies From Lily and Madeleine Lilly and Madeleine are sisters from Indianapolis, Indiana. After harmonizing on other people's songs and posting on YouTube they were discovered by their original producer. People at Sufjan Stevens' Asthmatic Kitty label heard those performances and issued their debut last year.
Get in the holiday spirit with a performance from Timbre. She performed live from WCBE's Studio A on December 13th, 2013! Here is your chance to listen to the performance, and get in the holiday spirit! Enjoy!
Adam Bainbridge Slows It Down And Adds Vocals On Kindness' New Otherness Adam Bainbridge is the artist known as Kindness who is a DJ turned producer. He joins us to play music from his latest album Otherness which has a more pronounced element of R&B music than in the past plus guest vocalists this time including Kelela and Robyn.
These guys are getting ready to play at the Music Loves Ohio benefit show, coming up the following night.
Several other musical acts will perform at that as well, including Nick D & The Believers, some of the guys from Forest & The Evergreens, Jon from The Floorwalkers, Joey From Devil's Lettuce, and more.
Bowen Stead & Daniel Barkley Montreal's Psychedelic Elephant Stone Free Download From Montreal's Psychedelic Elephant Stone A fun session today with the Montreal based psychedelic band Elephant Stone who are former World Cafe: Next artists. The band is lead by Rishi Dhir who has managed to combine his love of Indian classical music with his love of 60's psychedelia.
A Deep Dive With The Witty Robyn Hitchcock We are extremely happy to welcome Robyn Hitchcock back to the World Cafe. He is a man who oozes intelligence in his music and his conversation. His latest album is called The Man Upstairs and is produced by Joe Boyd who is known for his work with early Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, The Incredible String Band and others.
WCBE proudly presents Chris Knight, the performer who’s been compared over the years to Johnny Cash, John Prine, Steve Earle and Nebraska-era Springsteen. But for many years he's held his own at the same craft, forging his own name and style.