At 60, Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi now has more albums to his name than birthdays. His latest album, Sarawoga — which means "left alone" — is a response to the death of his son. Mtukudzi joins Tell Me More for a special performance chat.
The music of Seu Jorge occupies a singular place in today's Brazil. His songs recall the traditional songwriting of Tom Jobim and Caetano Veloso, but his style, and his background, lead many to call Jorge a hero of life on Rio's streets.
Forro in the Dark gets its name from a style of Brazilian dance music, but it doesn't conform to those limitations, instead drawing on influences from Enrique Iglesias to Beck. Hear an interview with the band, as well as a studio performance showcasing its new songs.
The singer-songwriter earned a name for himself while playing with Drive-By Truckers and The 400 Unit, but on his new album — written after he got sober — Isbell finds a new level of emotional honesty. Here, he talks with Terry Gross about his life and plays songs from Southeastern.
The singer was stuck on Saturday when his bike suffered a flat tire. But he made it to the show in Hershey, Pa., on time when a couple who were headed to the concert recognized the cellphone-less star. They were rewarded with great seats, dinner backstage and a good story.
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