Thu July 28, 2011
World Cafe

Thao And Mirah On World Cafe

Singer-songwriters Thao Nguyen and Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlin are more commonly known on a first-name-only basis as Thao and Mirah. Last year, the two friends decided to take a break from their respective solo careers and work together on a collaborative project. The result is Thao & Mirah, released earlier this year on Kill Rock Stars to a warm popular and critical reception.

Thao's rollicking, bluesy guitar-driven songs and Mirah's subdued, intimate ballads complement each other to a tee. The duo also think alike in other respects — both work closely with the activist organization Air Traffic Control, and they took time on their recent tour to raise funds and awareness for nonprofits that combat domestic violence.

On today's World Cafe, Thao and Mirah discuss their collaboration with Michaela Majoun and perform songs from their new album.

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