Music

2:26pm

Thu January 12, 2012
World Cafe

Latin Roots: Salsa With A Twist

Bio Ritmo.
Chris Smith

Today, World Cafe kicks off the new series Latin Roots, with Latin music expert Aaron Luis Levinson. Levinson visits host David Dye in WXPN's studios to share his take on all things salsa: the music, the beat and the culture. Levinson, a member of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, is a Grammy-winning producer, musician, composer and owner of Range Recording Studios in Ardmore, Penn.

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1:00pm

Thu January 12, 2012
Music

John Parr Rewrites 'St. Elmo's Fire' As Valentine To Tebow

Melissa Block speaks with '80s hit song maker John Parr, who has rewritten the lyrics of his song "St. Elmo's Fire, Man In Motion" to create a song for Tim Tebow, called "Tim Tebow's Fire."

10:25am

Thu January 12, 2012
Music

CO Concert Announcement: The Jayhawks

Cover scan from "She Walks In So Many Ways" 45 single
The Jayhawks Rounder Records

2012 is shaping up to be a great year to start a tour in Colorado. Longtime alt-country stalwarts The Jayhawks have been on hiatus since 2005. Now they're back with a new album and tour.

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11:30am

Wed January 11, 2012
Music

Talking with Colorado's Wendy Woo

Robin Hoch, violist, singer & composer in The Wendy Woo Band

Singer-songwriter Wendy Woo has quite a busy upcoming concert schedule this month. KUNC's Peter Johnson asked her about several topics --her unusual name, the viola as an instrument, and a special new love song.

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4:30pm

Tue January 10, 2012
World Cafe

Laura Veirs On World Cafe

Laura Veirs sings folk songs for children in her 2011 album Tumble Bee.
Alicia Rose Courtesy of the artist

Portland singer-songwriter Laura Veirs has been known to draw inspiration from her immediate family. Early on, memories of summertime camping trips powered her lyrics. More recently, the birth of her son, Tennessee, pushed her to record an album of classic folk songs for children, aptly titled Tumble Bee: Laura Veirs Sings Folk Songs For Children.

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