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11:47am

Mon October 24, 2011
World Cafe

World Cafe Looks Back: Coldplay

Originally published on Tue April 17, 2012 8:01 am

Coldplay.

Courtesy of EMI

Throughout the month of October, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Cafe and revisited some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

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4:35am

Sun October 23, 2011
Music Interviews

Kitty, Daisy And Lewis: English Siblings With Vintage Taste

Originally published on Fri November 4, 2011 7:10 pm

Kitty, Daisy and Lewis Durham began playing music together while growing up in London.

Courtesy of the artist

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis is a three-piece band, comprising a trio of musical siblings from North London. They're wrapping up a European tour now, back at home in England after getting rave reviews on the road in Spain and France. Their sound has been heralded by the likes of Coldplay, whom they toured with in 2009.

Weekend Edition Sunday host Audie Cornish spoke with Kitty, Daisy and Lewis Durham from the BBC studios in London, and began by asking how the family band got its start.

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12:38pm

Sat October 22, 2011
Music News

How Franz Liszt Became The World's First Rock Star

Illustration of Franz Liszt. The Hungarian composer and pianist revolutionized the art of performance.

Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

When you think of rock n' roll, Franz Liszt might not be the first name that comes to mind. But the classical pianist, born 200 years ago today, was in many was the first rock star of all time.

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11:01am

Sat October 22, 2011
Weekend Listening

What We're Listening To: Feist, Laura Marling & Booker T

Mary Rozzi

Sometimes the videos that come out surrounding the release & promotion of a new album are better than the album. In other cases they just refine the visual aspects of the album. That's true this week with two from Feist & Laura Marling as well as a Tiny Desk Concert from the legendary Booker T.

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12:59pm

Wed October 19, 2011
World Cafe

World Cafe Looks Back: World Music

Originally published on Mon March 26, 2012 7:00 am

Angélique Kidjo.

Jed Root

Throughout the month of October, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Cafe and revisited some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

On today's World Cafe, we look to Nigeria, Benin and Cuba and highlight some of our favorite conversations with world-music innovators.

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