Music

1:27pm

Fri October 14, 2011
World Cafe

World Cafe Looks Back: Robert Plant

Robert Plant.

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Throughout the month of October, we're celebrating the 20th anniversary of World Cafe. Each day, we'll revisit some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

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1:30pm

Thu October 13, 2011
World Cafe

World Cafe Looks Back: '90s Alternative

Originally published on Mon February 27, 2012 7:30 am

Liz Phair.

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This episode of World Cafe honors the alternative rock movement of the 1990s, with six artists who rose to mainstream success: Kristin Hersh, Belly, Liz Phair, Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield, and Matt

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1:48pm

Wed October 12, 2011
World Cafe

World Cafe Looks Back: Blues And Gospel

Originally published on Mon February 20, 2012 7:00 am

Mavis Staples performs with The Roots at the Climate Rally on the National Mall on April 25, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

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

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1:00pm

Wed October 12, 2011
The Record

Death Metal, Vernacular And Tradition: The Music Scene In Taiwan

Originally published on Wed October 12, 2011 4:27 pm

A Moving Sound. YunYa Hsieh stands at the center, Scott Praire sits to the right.

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Taiwan might be known to most Americans for its export economy, but it's also been importing musical styles — from avant garde jazz to hip-hop. I first learned about Taiwan's thriving music scene from Joshua Samuel Brown. He's a travel writer who authored the last two editions of Lonely Planet: Taiwan.

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5:00am

Wed October 12, 2011
Music

SHEL: All-Sister Quartet Excels

Rising Stars:  How do up-and-coming music groups “get the edge” -- in a dog-eat-dog entertainment business?   The budding success of Colorado’s all-sister-quartet, SHEL, comes from the synergy of 1--their natural talent and classical training, 2--a Grammy-winning producer, and 3--lucky national exposure.  But as KUNC’s Peter Johnson reports, it all started at home.

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