Thomas Dolby Rocks the Computer in Studio 4A

He demonstrates the dramatic ways in which times have changed for electronic musicians.

Thomas Dolby Rocks the Computer in Studio 4A
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Gabriela Montero: Improvising in the Stars

A listener calls in with a song to sing, and pianist Gabriela Montero improvises a piece around it.

Gabriela Montero: Improvising in the Stars
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Aimee Mann: Bittersweet Holidays

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Mann has carved out an impressive and iconoclastic career in pop music's margins.

Aimee Mann in Studio on World Cafe - 12/25/2006
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Rahim Al Haj's Odyssey with the Oud

The ancient stringed instrument has taken the Iraqi musician from Baghdad to New Mexico.

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Twilight Singers: Emotionally Raw and Unhinged

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Even at its mellowest, Twilight Singers' music is driving, intense and emotionally raw.

Twilight Singers in Studio on World Cafe - 12/20/2006
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Willy Porter: Sparkling Folk Goes Grassroots

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At the forefront of modern folk-music since 1990, Willy Porter remains consistently compelling.

Willy Porter in Studio on World Cafe - 12/19/2006
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Aaron Neville: The Roots of Soul

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It's hard to define Neville's music — he's done country, R&B, pop, gospel — but easy to love it.

Aaron Neville: The Roots of Soul
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Pete Yorn: Warm, Breezy Pop

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On Nightcrawler, Yorn crafts what may be his richest, most beautiful set of songs yet.

Pete Yorn in Studio on World Cafe - 12/13/2006
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Jennifer O'Connor: Raw Rock, Honest Folk

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The New York City resident crafts music that's honest, accessible and even fun.

Jennifer O'Connor in Studio on World Cafe - 12/12/2006
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