Sense Of Place


Tue July 16, 2013
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Roots Of Samba: Exploring Historic Pelourinho In Salvador, Brazil

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 8:42 am

Randy Roberts discusses samba at his record store in Pelourinho, the historic center of Salvador, Brazil.
Bob Giardini Productions and WXPN's Kim Junod

The first stop on World Cafe's trip to Brazil was in Pelourinho, the old part of the city of Salvador on the country's northeast coast. In this installment of Sense of Place: Rio, World Cafe captures a performance from the brother-duo Samba Chula de São Braz, in an effort to learn more about the samba style.

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Thu April 11, 2013
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Country Music Hall Of Fame On World Cafe

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 11:37 am

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tenn.
Courtesy of the museum

So you think you know country music? Our friend Michael Gray, curator at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn., will tell you what you need to know in just a few music-filled minutes. The Hall of Fame is right in downtown Nashville and is a must visit.

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Wed April 10, 2013
World Cafe

Moon Taxi On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 8:26 pm

Nashville's Moon Taxi.
Courtesy of the artist

You might be tempted to call World Cafe's Sense of Place: Nashville guest Moon Taxi a jam band — that is, if its instrumental excursions weren't so concise, carefully thought-out and frequently refined in the years it's spent touring.

The quintet formed at Belmont University in Nashville and released its debut, Melodica, in 2007. Moon Taxi's second studio album, Cabaret, came out last year. Here, the band performs an intricate live set and discusses what makes Nashville's independent music scene special.

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Wed April 10, 2013
World Cafe

Third Man Records' Favorite Live Cuts

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 8:43 am

Third Man Records headquarters in Nashville, Tenn.
Courtesy of the label

Jack White's Third Man Records has quickly become a cultural force in Nashville. The Third Man complex is situated in an industrial section of downtown, where it houses a retail store, the Third Man studio, a mail-order business and a music venue.

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Tue April 9, 2013
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Grimey's Records On World Cafe

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 9:44 am

Grimey's is one of Nashville's most hallowed record stores.
StudioMobile flickr

In an attempt to discover the best new local music in Nashville, we headed to Grimey's Records, the mecca for indie music in town. It was opened by Mike Grimes in 1999, who also manages The Basement, the club in Grimey's basement. And the institution is still growing, recently opening a satellite store next to its already expanded store.

In this segment, co-founder Doyle Davis (who also hosts a local music show, "The Indie Underground Hour" on local station Lightning 100) picks his five best local bands.

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