World Cafe This Week: September 11-15, 2017

Sep 11, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017  

Inspired by Jimi Hendrix, modern-day bluesman Selwyn Birchwood got his big break after a high school friend arranged for him to meet blues singer and lap steel player Sonny Rhodes.  After hearing Birchwood play, Rhodes told him "I'm gonna take you on the road with me."  Birchwood now fronts his own band.  They perform songs off of their latest album, Pick Your Poison.  

 

 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017  

After a 21-year hiatus, the British band Ride is back.  They'll perform a classic song or two as well as music from their new album, Weather Diaries.  And we'll find out what the band members have been up to, since they went off the radar after their 1996 album Tarantuala and how they came back together.  

  

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017  

Colombian 6-piece band Tribu Baharu makes music with one goal in mind: they want to make you move. They brought high energy percussion, Afro-Caribbean flavor and a whole lot of joy to the stage this past July at Nuevofest. Thanks to our Latin Roots series, you've got a front row seat to that set from Tribu Baharu on the next World Cafe.  

  

 

Thursday, September 14, 2017  

Canadian troubadour Bruce Cockburn's latest record Bone to Bone is his 33rd album. But it's Cockburn's first release since chronicling his decades-long career in a 2014 memoir called Rumours of Glory. Cockburn reflects on how writing his memoir made him question whether he'd write another album, and performs new music on the next World Cafe.  

  

Friday, September 15, 2017  

The 69th Annual Emmy Awards are happening this Sunday (September 17th).  To get you in the mood the World Cafe has put together a show full of songs that made moments - From The Beatles on Ed Sullivan to Michael Kiwanuka's theme for HBO's Big Little Lies, you'll hear a whole lot of TV tunes on the World Cafe.