July 25, 2013 - There is a lot of musical history discussed in today’s show with Jeff Lynne. He is not quite the Zelig of 70’s and 80’s classic rock but he was responsible for some formidable records with ELO and later with The Travelling Wilbury’s and as a producer for his fellow Wilburys (Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, George Harrison) and others.
Sense Of Place: Rio - "Rio Is A Small Music Community..There Is a Kind Of Interaction That Makes The Music Unique Here." ~ Kassin
July 19, 2013 - Kassin was the perfect person to talk with us about the contemporary music scene in Rio during our Sense of Place visit. Not only is he an artist - his latest album Sonhando Devager translates to “Dream Slowly” – but he is an in-demand producer working out of his own studio with people like Marisa Monte and Arto Lindsay.
Sense of Place: Rio – Bossa Nova singer Vinicius Cantuária from The Archive
July 19, 2013 - In 2004, Brazilian singer Vinicius Cantuária visited us at The Cafe, he was in the midst of a string of gorgeous well-praised albums that began with Sol Na Cara in 1996. We revisit this session, recorded around the release of Horse and Fish, as part of our
July 17, 2013 - The music of Seu Jorge occupies a singular place in today's Brazil. His songs are hailed as a return to the traditional songwriting of Tom Jobim and Caetano Veloso. But his style, and his background, lead many to call Jorge a hero of life on Rio's streets.
Forro In The Dark - Building On The Sound of Brazil’s Northeast
July 17 - Forro in the Dark gets its name from the Forro, a type of dance and music that's been popular in northeastern Brazil for more than 100 years. The style's traditional incarnation involves a three-piece band with a triangle, an accordion and a bass-like drum called a zabumba.