Here is the music to listen for this week on World Cafe:
Monday, January 22nd – The Dream Syndicate
Last year the Dream Syndicate released their first album since they split almost 30 years ago. We’ll talk with band leader Steve Wynn about their reunion, and their early days touring with REM and U2. The Dream Syndicate performs live on the next World Cafe.
Tuesday, January 23rd – NEEDLE DROP: Cozy Winter Songs
Whatever the weather where you are, it’s pretty cold in Philly where we make World Cafe! So we’re bundling up and playing icy jams by Fleet Foxes, Tori Amos, The Civil Wars, Bon Iver and more on a frigid but fun all-winter all-skate.
Wednesday, January 24th – Tori Amos
Tori Amos visits the cafe to talk about her latest album Native Invader, her early love of music and writing the unforgettable song “Me and a Gun”, about her own experience with sexual assault. It’s a powerful, topical, tough and timely conversation with Tori Amos on the next World Cafe.
Thursday, January 25th – Sense of Place: South Africa – Graceland and Jazz
Two things spring to mind when many of us think about music and South Africa – Paul Simon’s 1986 album Graceland and the rich landscape of South African jazz. We hear about both with interviews from Paul Simon, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, trumpet player Hugh Masekela and saxophonist McCoy Mrubata in the next Sense of Place episode on the World Cafe.
Friday, January 26th – Mary Gauthier
Today Mary Gauthier releases Rifles and Rosary Beads, an album she co-wrote with American soldiers about their experiences in on-the-ground-combat and in the aftermath of serving. It shows how simply telling what happened can cut through the divisions that distract us. Mary shares with the World Café's Ann Powers what it was like to "midwife" these emotional songs into being.