This week on World Cafe: February 26th - March 2nd

Feb 26, 2018

Here is the WORLD CAFE schedule for this week and next:  

Monday, February 26th – Jen Cloher 

Melbourne's Jen Cloher is finally enjoying international success. She stops by the World Cafe with her band, including her rock star wife, Courtney Barnett. After Jen and Courtney began dating, Courtney’s career exploded and Jen found herself at home alone in Australia. We’ll talk about how Jen moved through the inevitable jealousy, and hear music inspired by that experience. 

Tuesday, February 27th – Darlingside 

The Massachusetts-based quartet Darlingside gathers around a single microphone in the World Cafe studio to sing songs from the group's new album Extralife. We'll also hear the band deconstruct one of their signature 4-part harmonies right before our ears. 

Wednesday, February 28th – ENCORE: Rhiannon Giddens 

In an encore presentation, Rihannon Giddens joins Nashville correspondent Ann Powers to perform music from her album Freedom Highway. Giddens shares what it was like to inhabit African American voices from the past in songs like "At the Purchaser's Option" and how slavery was wrapped into the fabric of all of American society. 

Thursday, March 1st – Jorge Drexler 

Jorge Drexler was the first Uruguayan to ever win an Oscar. He also trained as a doctor before becoming a musician. The charming and poetic overachiever performs a whimsical set of live songs from his latest album Salvavidas De Hielo, and reflects on the many twists and turns his professional life has taken. 

Friday, March 2nd – NEEDLE DROP: Oscars 

The Oscars are this Sunday, so we’re celebrating the silver screen on World Cafe. From tunes that have won best song, by Judy Garland and Stevie Wonder, to some of our favorite musical movie moments like Elton John’s Tiny Dancer sing-along in Almost Famous. Grab your popcorn, we salute the Oscars on Friday's World Cafe! 


World Cafe host Talia Schlanger

Next week’s programs include:  

Monday, March 5th – Marlon Williams 
Tuesday, March 6th – Sam Sanders Guest DJ Hour 
Wednesday, March 7th – Caitlyn Smith 
Thursday, March 8th – Borns 
Friday, March 9th – Eddie Kramer

You can hear World Cafe with host Talia Schlanger every weekday at 2:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!