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In A Desert Encampment, Songs Of A Vanishing Way Of Life

Producer Colin Bass worked with the Nigerien group Etran Finatawa to create The Sahara Sessions, an album recorded on location about the struggles of African nomads.
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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell On World Cafe

Watch a performance by the duo as they play material from their latest album, Love Has Come For You, live at WXPN's Non-COMMvention in Philadelphia.
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ELO's Jeff Lynne Describes His Work In The Studio

The English songwriter has produced records for a slew of famous artists, from George Harrison to Tom Petty. In this installment of World Cafe, Lynne discusses working on his solo album Armchair Theatre and a recent reissue of ELO's Zoom.
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Bombino On World Cafe

Recorded with the help of The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, the Tuareg guitarist's latest album, Nomad, is packed with hypnotic and exciting guitar lines.
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'Left Alone,' Oliver Mtukudzi Sees Music As Therapy

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.
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Leggett Wants Fillmore To Cancel Band's Performance Over Anti-Gay Lyrics

The Montgomery County Executive says that lyrics by the Mexican band Molotov are homophobic.

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Leggett Wants Fillmore To Cancel Molotov Performance

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett wants a Silver Spring concert venue to cancel a show by the Mexican band Molotov.

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OMD: New-Wavers Look Backward To Go Forward

The British duo, whose song "If You Leave" will forever be linked to John Hughes' seminal teen film Pretty In Pink, began making music when the members were teens themselves.
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Sylvio Fraga: Rio De Janeiro, By Way Of New York City

In this installment of World Cafe's Sense of Place: Rio, Fraga performs two songs with his trio.
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Beautiful Bossa Nova From Rio's Seu Jorge

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.

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