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2:57pm

Fri June 15, 2012

11:19am

Fri June 15, 2012
World Cafe

Sense Of Place: A Voodoo Tour With Dr. John

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 11:30 am

Dr. John.
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Dr. John knows New Orleans like no one else. The gritty, growly music legend boasts a lengthy career, during which he's perfected a blend of New Orleans voodoo blues, funk and rock 'n' roll. Locked Down, his latest album — produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach — was released earlier this year.

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10:13am

Fri June 15, 2012
The Record

A Cover Album Is A Tiny Museum Of Songs

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:40 pm

The cover of Justin Vivian Bond's album Silver Wells, on which the cabaret performer uses other people's songs to construct a plotline that echoes the Joan Didion novel Play It As It Lays.
Courtesy of the artist

3:24am

Fri June 15, 2012
All Songs Considered Blog

Youssra El Hawary Scales A Wall With A Wink And A Smile

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 2:48 pm

Egyptian singer/songwriter Youssra El Hawary.
Courtesy of the artist

I try my best to keep up on new sounds out of the Middle East and North Africa, but the name Youssra El Hawary was completely new to me until just a couple of weeks ago. But now, I'm totally hooked on music by this 28-year-old folkie-ish, indie-ish, chanson-ish singer/songwriter from Egypt armed not with a guitar, but ... an accordion.

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3:43pm

Thu June 14, 2012
World Cafe

Latin Roots: Bossa Nova, Brazil's Answer To Jazz

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 3:56 pm

Bebel Gilberto performs at City Winery in New York City.
Courtesy of the artist

This installment of the Latin Roots series for World Cafe explores bossa nova music, guided by Latin-music expert Ernesto Lechner. Lechner grew up in Buenos Aires, where his parents' record collection consisted of classical records and a solitary bossa nova LP. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he was immersed in Latin music and subsequently became a music journalist, publishing several books on the subject. Lechner co-hosts the radio show Latin Alternative and works as a contributing writer for Rolling Stone, L.A.

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