Becca Mancari Grapples With Painful Memories On 'The Greatest Part' : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN In this session, Becca Mancari talks about the personal journey that brought about her latest album.
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Becca Mancari On World Cafe

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Becca Mancari Grapples With Painful Memories On 'The Greatest Part'

Becca Mancari Grapples With Painful Memories On 'The Greatest Part'

Becca Mancari On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Knew"
  • "Pretend"
  • "First Time"
  • "Stay With Me"

Sometimes the most daring adventures are the ones you take within yourself. After the painful experience of coming out to her Christian fundamentalist family, Becca Mancari spent years traveling around the world. Then, she spent time touring after the release of her 2017 solo album, Good Woman, as well with her friends Brittany Howard and Jesse Lafser in the band Bermuda Triangle. But it was after those tours and trips that Mancari realized she needed to grapple with the emotions and painful memories she'd been carrying around with her – and it was through exploring those complicated feelings that she created her latest album, The Greatest Part.

In this session, Mancari talks about the personal journey that brought about this album, and performs songs from the record live for World Cafe, beginning with "Knew."

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