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Hear Two Songs By Danny Michel

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World Cafe Next: Danny Michel And The Garifuna Collective

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World Cafe Next: Danny Michel And The Garifuna Collective

Hear Two Songs By Danny Michel

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Playlist

  • "What Color Are You"
  • "A Cold Road"

Canadian Danny Michel is a veteran songwriter with a lengthy career: The folk-rock musician, whose voice recalls that of Paul Simon, already has nine albums to his name. But his latest record, Blackbirds Are Dancing Over Me, is a little bit different. In 2012, Michel relocated to Belize in order to work with The Garifuna Collective, a group of musicians who carry on soulful traditions surrounding the history of their West African ancestors.

Hear two new songs from Blackbirds Are Dancing Over Me, a collaboration which brings out some of Michel's best songwriting yet.

World Cafe Playlist for July 15, 2013