The Global Village

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Maggie Brennan is your tour guide for a 3-hour musical journey starting in your very own backyard and reaching the ends of the earth. Live "Studio A" performances and interviews in the 2 o'clock hour, top of the hour news updates from National Public Radio.

Every weekday afternoon at 2:55pm, you can also hear "The Writer's Almanac", hosted by Garrison Keillor.

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All Songs Considered Blog
11:22 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

The Drop: Four Tet Remixes Hot Chip

Hot Chip: (from left) Alexis Taylor, Al Doyle, Owen Clarke, Joe Goddard and Felix Martin.
Steve Gullick Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 11:03 am

As a radio producer, I've been trained to never let a piece begin with the sound of a person's breath; it's sloppy. So when I first heard the remix of Hot Chip's "Look At Where We Are" by Four Tet, the tape-cutter in me dove for the delete button. Right before the music starts, you can clearly hear a sharp intake of air from singer Alexis Taylor.

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Live in Concert
11:02 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Sigur Rós In Concert

Sigur Ros performs at Celebrate Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell on July 31, 2012.
Ryan Muir for NPR

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 4:23 pm

Sigur Rós could be forgiven for sounding better on record than in concert. The Icelandic band's songs either billow out deliberately or stomp majestically, and in every case entail the building of layers upon intricate sonic layers. Plus, singer Jónsi — he of the otherworldly voice, singing mostly in a ghostly language of his own devising — is no Mick Jagger when it comes to calling attention to himself.

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Music Reviews
7:09 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

The Very Best: A Band's Summer Escape With A Message

Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya and Swedish producer Johan Hugo met in a London thrift shop and soon became musical collaborators as The Very Best.
David Harrison

Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 10:45 am

The high-tech pop intro to The Very Best's song "Kondaine" suggests a carefree summer party. There's Afropop uplift to the sound and Top 40 melodiousness to the vocal.

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World Cafe
4:15 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Next: Allen Stone @ 8pm

Allen Stone
Courtesy of Jason Tang

Originally published on Mon July 30, 2012 4:33 pm

  • Hear two songs by Allen Stone

Allen Stone's smooth voice plays well against the sometimes curiously synthetic beats that characterize his songs. The soul and R&B singer hails from outside Spokane, Wash., where he began his singing career as part of his church choir. After stints in community college and Bible school, Stone brought his talents to bear with his debut album Last to Speak in 2010. The self-proclaimed hippie crafts his songs with socially conscious lyrics, and his commentary on topics ranging from the economic crisis to technological dependence is wittily pertinent.

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Music
4:07 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

River City Extension Live From Studio A July 31st, 2012

River City Extension Live From Studio A

Indie folk rockers, River City Extension, the eight piece band out of New Jersey, will play a few songs live from Studio A in the 2pm hour on The Global Village!

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WCBE Event
3:50 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Big Easy Express + Festival Express

The Big Easy Express will screen at Studio 35 on Monday, August 13.
www.bigeasyexpress.com

Join WCBE as we climb on board for a vibrant, raucous, musical railway adventure on Monday, August 13, 2012 for WCBE + Big Easy Express.

Doors open at 5pm, with a screening of our opening film, Festival Express, at 6pm. Join us for these two films and your chance to win tickets for the Mumford & Sons sold-out show.

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Music
3:59 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

SMOD Live From Studio A July 27th, 2012

SMOD Live From Studio A on WCBE

SMOD will perform on The Global Village in the 2PM hour with your host Maggie Brennan.

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Music
5:37 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Amy Cook Live From Studio A July 26th, 2012

Amy Cook will perfrom live from Studio A on The Global Village.
chickstermag.com

 Amy Cook, the Austin based singer-songwriter will perform a few songs live from Studio A with Maggie Brennan on The Global Village in the 2PM hour on Thurs. July 26th! 

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music
6:31 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Rebelution Live From Studio A July 24th, 2012

Rebelution Live From Studio A

Reggae band Rebelution will perform Live From Studio A on Tues. July 24th in the 2PM hour on The  Global Village with Maggie Brennan!

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All Songs Considered Blog
5:39 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Song Premiere: Meshell Ndegeocello With Valerie June, 'Be My Husband'

Meshell Ndegeocello.
Charlie Gross

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 10:35 am

The word "uneven" gets tossed around in critical parlance to signify artists whose fingers stray from the quality-control button — to suggest that they don't know their own genius when they hear it.

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Music
1:05 am
Tue July 17, 2012

The Werks Live From Studio A July 19th, 2012

The Werks

The Werks will bring their psychedelic dance rock sounds to Studio A on Thursday July 19th!

They'll play a few songs live in the 2PM hour on The Global Village to get you ready for the All Good Music Festival!

Mom And Dad's Record Collection
4:46 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Glen Hansard: Musical Comfort In A Troubled Home

Glen Hansard's latest album is Rhythm and Repose.
Conor Masterson

Originally published on Thu July 12, 2012 6:10 pm

All summer long, All Things Considered has been talking to politicians, musicians and others about one song they remember their parents listening to, and how it influenced them.

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All Songs Considered Blog
3:50 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

'Big Easy Express': Three Bands, One Train, A Ton Of Music

Bryan Ling

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 8:25 am

Attention fans of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show: You are bound for glory! Big Easy Express is a new film featuring all three bands and their whistle-stop journey from Oakland to New Orleans aboard a vintage train.

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Music
4:07 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Sons Of Bill Live From Studio A!

Sons Of Bill will perform live from Studio A on Thurs. July 19, 2012 on Mike Taylor's Ante Meridiem in the 11AM hour on WCBE!

Bringing their brand of country music from Virginia to Columbus, the 3 founding members are literally sons of Bill!

Music
5:08 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

BoDeans June 27 At The Lincoln Theatre

Maggie With BoDeans
WCBE

The Floorwalkers will perform as an acoustic trio to open the show.

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World Cafe
4:03 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Third World On World Cafe At 8pm June 27 On WCBE!

Third World.
Courtesy of Artist

Together nearly 30 years, the reggae band Third World is one Jamaica's most popular and decorated musical acts, with listeners around the world and 10 Grammy nominations to its name. Partly responsible for mainstreaming reggae music, the group formed in 1973 and built a solid following playing the Kingston reggae scene, making its debut at Jamaica's Independence Day celebration.

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VIP SPONSORED CONCERTS
3:09 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Attend the Hottest Concerts of the Summer as a WCBE VIP

Here is a complete concert listing of upcoming VIP events for summer 2012. Concerts include Gomez, Blind Pilot, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Left Over Salmon and more. 

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The Mix
2:00 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Songs Of 2012 (So Far)

This mix is best enjoyed in warm weather, near a large body of water, with your old school boombox turned up to 11.
Aaron R. Fulkerson Flickr.com

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 5:54 pm

There's never just one theme running through the music of a given year, but through the first half of 2012, it's been hard to ignore the varieties of ecstasy referenced, performed and endorsed by the musicians behind many of our favorite songs.

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Music
1:04 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

CD Review: The Dave Brubeck Quartet "Their Last Time Out" 1967

LP cover art - Neil Fujita
Columbia Records (CK-40585)

 

Music now has some what alienated listeners due to what has seemed to me like random popularity spikes in genres of music. In my age group, I tend to hear a lot of Indie Rock, Hip-Hop, and Electronic music.

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All Songs Considered Blog
1:40 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

You've Never Heard Simon And Garfunkel's 'Bookends'?!

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon May 14, 2012 1:42 pm

Note: This is a recurring series in which we ask our unimaginably young interns to review classic albums they've never heard before. Until very recently, Jenna Strucko was an intern for NPR Music.

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