The 1970s were an especially rich era for African artists. Bands featured multiple guitars, classy horn sections and of course, powerful singers. Coming up this Sunday on Afropop Worldwide, we'll enjoy the Green Arrows from Zimbabwe, Ernesto Dje Dje from Cote d'Ivoire, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo from Berlin, and much more. That's coming up this Sunday on Afropop Worldwide at noon, here on WCBE, Columbus!
Coming up this Sunday night at 9pm, David Dye is paid a visit by Swedish band Shout Out Louds on the World Cafe. The group, started by childhood friends Adam Olenius, Ted Malmros, and Carl von Arbin in 2001, is known for its energetic, ultra-melodic brand of indie-pop. We’ll be treated to four songs off the new album, and hear about the band’s unconventional marketing ploy for their song “Blue Ice,” which allowed fans to create their own record made of ice. Tune is for this special edition of the World Cafe, Sunday, August 11th at 9pm, on 90.5 FM!
20-something singing pianist of the New Orleans virtuoso tradition, Jon Batiste has a natural entertainer's charisma and chops to match. He met his band in school at Juilliard — and can do "modern jazz" with a metropolitan attitude. And yes, there's a tuba.
As lead singer of My Morning Jacket, James specializes in letting his gigantic voice ring out past the rafters in songs that boom and blare. But on his first solo album, he turns inward and recasts himself as a lost wanderer in search of redemption and comfort. Hear Jim James perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.
Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 7:58 am
It's already August 8, which means you've got maybe three or four weeks left to complain about preseason football, inadequately shield yourself from the scorching heat of the sun, and communicate with your kids about something other than why they haven't done their homework. So why not get cracking on a book?
Greg Trooper performed live from WCBE's Studio A on August 8th, 2013. He performed his songs "This I'd Do", "They Call Me Hank", and "Steel Deck Bridge". Check out the performance and the interview again!
Tonight's World Cafe spotlight is on Brattleboro, Vermont's Sam Amidon, the independent folk artist who will be discussing his latest release "Bright Sunny South," a project which smartly re-imagines a set of traditional folk songs along with some unexpected covers.
Amidon was recently listed as one of National Public Radio's List of Five Musicians Who Make Borrowing Sound Original.
It's Sam Amidon with host David Dye on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE.
Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 12:42 pm
George Duke, the legendary jazz keyboardist, died on Monday, his publicist tells NPR.
Duke's career spanned five decades and he always straddled the line between disparate genres, collaborating with artists such as Miles Davis, Barry Manilow, Frank Zappa, George Clinton and some of Brazil's top musicians.