Latin Roots is a bi-weekly series on the World Cafe program, hosted by David Dye, and made possible by the Wyncote Foundation. In this new series, David Dye explores the vast variety of music from Spanish-speaking countries and people. From the standards like cumbia, mambo and son to Latin rock and even reggaeton, we'll hear it all.
The series airs every other Thursday during the second hour of the World Cafe program, and will delve into the musical styles and genres of Spanish influence with a rotating series of guests. With each segment, David Dye and his guest will explore two related songs, current and old, and discuss their unique characteristics, how they relate and where they fit into the spectrum of Latin music.
Sense of Place: Detroit Jason Stollsteimer Of Von Bondies Finds A New Sound With The Hounds Below
October 23, 2013 - Even before the popular garage rock band The Von Bondies started to dissolve in 2009, lead singer Jason Stollsteimer was already writing the poppier songs that make up the repitoire of The Hounds Below.
Our World Cafe: Next for our Sense of Place week in Detroit is American Mars.
October 21, 2013 - They are Detroit lifers with a sound that goes again the city’s hard rock image. That is not to say that the band’s roots rock doesn’t sometime crank because it does. American Mars has been together since the late 90s. Thomas Trimble is the lead singer. They released their 4th album Chasing Vapor last August. You can download a couple of songs from our World Cafe: Next podcast.
Sense of Place Detroit Don Was Plays Bonnie Raitt, B-52’s And More of His Productions
October 22, 2013 - We are resurrecting the very first of a World Cafe series called Producer Profiles from 1992 when we talked with Don Was about his work with a number of artists including Bonnie Raitt (he worked with her on Nick of Time and Luck of the Draw).
Sense of Place Detroit: Author Steve Miller Talks His Oral History Detroit Rock City
October 21, 2013 - How did Detroit become Detroit Rock City as author Steve Miller says in his Uncensored History of Rock 'n' Roll in America's Loudest City? The book is an oral history with everyone from Mitch Ryder to Iggy Pop to Jack White included. Miller tells his story about seeing the legendary MC5 rehearse at age 12 and getting hooked. We talk about Detroit Rock from punk in the 70’s through the garage revival in the 90’s. It’s Detroit Rock 101 with Professor Miller today on Sense of Place Detroit.
Sense Of Place Detroit: From The Archives The Debut of The Raconteurs from 2006
October 21, 2013 - For our Sense of Place Detroit we go back to 2006 for our first visit with a new band that people already had expectations of because one member was Jack White of The White Stripes and the other songwriter was Brendan Benson.