This week on World Cafe 8/14-8/18

Aug 14, 2017

Here is what's in store for your ears this week on World Cafe with host Talia Schlanger:  

Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Javiera Mena
Chuck Berry
Simon Raymonde

Monday, August 14, 2017  

For more than fifty years, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has kept the pulse of New Orleans' musical traditions strong, but the rhythms of their latest album So It Is are infused with inspiration from the band's recent trip to Cuba. Preservation Hall Jazz Band delivers an explosive performance guaranteed to make you move on the next World Cafe.  


Tuesday, August 15, 2017  

It's an indie dance-pop rave-up with Javiera Mena for World Cafe's Latin Roots session!  Get ready to move to a live performance that showcases why the Chilean songstress is so beloved at home, and earned a Latin Grammy nomination here for her last album, 2015's Otra Mena.  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017  

Rock and Roll legend, Chuck Berry, recently passed away at the age of 90. Three months after his death, Berry's final album, Chuck, was released - one last gift to all his loving and dedicated fans. Chuck Berry's son Charles Berry Jr. played guitar on the album and joins us to share stories of growing up, recording and touring with his late father on the next World Cafe.  

Thursday, August 17, 2017  

While the two members of folk-pop duo Overcoats aren't actually related, their songwriting kinship and uncanny ability to harmonize suggests musical sisterhood is thicker than blood. Overcoats join the Cafe's Talia Schlanger to perform songs off their first full-length album, Young.  

Friday, August 18, 2017  

Simon Raymonde played keys and bass for the Scottish band Cocteau Twins from the early 80s until the late 90s, and then devoted himself to running the Bella Union record label.  Now he has a new band, Lost Horizons, with ex The Jesus and Mary Chain drummer Richie Thomas and their debut album, Ojal?, is coming on November 3.  Simon Raymonde will discuss the many phases of his career as well as the health issue that threatened some of his recent work.