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.
February 28, 2014 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, the John Butler Trio join host David Dye. For over a decade and a half the John Butler Trio have been gathering fans through steady touring and quality songwriting. The group came together in Australia, where John Butler has lived since 1986, moving there after spending his early years in the United States.
Next Synths, Guitars And A Tribal Vibe From Incan Abraham
March 03,2014 - Our World Cafe: Next artist this week, Incan Abraham, is a California-based band that have known each other since kindergarten. There is more than a hint of tribal dances in the California desert in the production of their debut album Tolerance.
Chris Taylor's name should sound familiar. Taylor was the bassist, producer and co-vocalist of Grizzly Bear on "Yellow House" and "Veckatimest," he runs his own record label, Terrible Records, and is currently touring his solo project, CANT.