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Los Campesinos!: A Lo-Fi Pop Chorus

XPN

Los Campesinos! is a seven-piece Welsh indie-pop band with an exciting, multilayered debut called Hold on Now, Youngster. Already soaking up international buzz, Los Campesinos! visits World Cafe with host David Dye.

Los Campesinos! in Studio on World Cafe, 7/31/08

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NOMO Dispels The Spirits Of 'Ghost Rock'

KUT 90.5

NOMO recently stopped by KUT's Studio 1A with synthesizers, horns and homemade instruments in tow. Elliot Bergman, speaking on behalf of the eight musicians, explained to KUT's Jay Trachtenberg how a band coming out of the Midwest came to emulate music many Americans overlook.

NOMO in Studio 1A on KUT 7/22//08

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Colin McGrath: Itinerant Folk Orchestrator

WNYC Radio

The combination of studying the classical tradition and traveling around the world informs the New York songwriter's brand of folk music. He visits WNYC to recount some of his experiences and perform music from his new album, Window Seat.

Listen Now: Colin McGrath On WNYC Soundcheck

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The Kooks: Big, Bouncy And Brash

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Named after Ray Davies' studio, where it was recorded, The Kooks' sophomore album Konk nods to some of the greatest British pop of the last 40 years. In a session with host David Dye, the band performs tracks from its new disc.

The Kooks in Studio on World Cafe 7/30/08

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Five Pianos, 100 Fingers, and a Sabre Dance

From the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Kahului, Hawaii, this week's gifted young musicians include a 13-year-old guitarist playing music from Venezuela, an award-winning 15-year-old double bassist, and a five-piano, ten-pianist extravaganza, featuring music by Bizet and Khachaturian. This program originally aired on January 23, 2008.

Five Pianos, 100 Fingers, and a Sabre Dance

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Ben Sollee: Cellist Sings Soul

XPN

Fusing unique instrumentation with a soulful and sometimes playful voice, Sollee defies convention. His Kentucky roots shine through on his debut album, Learning to Bend, and in its photography, design, videos and music. Sollee plays music from his first CD on WXPN.

Ben Sollee in Studio on World Cafe 7/29/08

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Eli 'Paperboy' Reed Rolls With Soul

XPN

Blue-eyed soul virtuoso Eli "Paperboy" Reed may have grown up in Massachusetts, but he conveys the heart-wrenching emotion of Southern predecessors such as Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding. Hear an interview and performance from WXPN.

Eli "Paperboy" Reed in Studio on World Cafe 7/2/08

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Dizzy Gillespie On Piano Jazz

One of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century joined host Marian McPartland to play music, talk about the origin of the term "bebop" and share how he came to love Cuban music.

Dizzy Gillespie On Piano Jazz

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Adele: Just A Voice And A Guitar

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Coming up along with a slew of British singers who look back to classic '60s girl groups, Adele stands out with a big, bluesy voice. At just 20, she sounds wise beyond her years, writing songs of heartbreak and loneliness. Here, Adele performs songs from her debut CD, 19, with just a guitarist for accompaniment.

Adele in Studio on Words & Music from Studio-A 6/9/08

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G. Love Is Your 'Superhero Brother'

XPN

For its 10th album, Superhero Brother, G. Love & Special Sauce pulls back from the numerous guest appearances heard on recent albums and instead focuses on the core group. Hear G. Love perform solo versions of songs from the new album at WXPN.

G. Love in Studio on World Cafe 7/24/08

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Dr. Dog's Twist Of 'Fate'

The band Dr. Dog stopped by the Bryant Park Project studios last week to chat and play a few songs from their new album, "Fate."

Dr. Dog's Twist Of 'Fate'

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Musicians in Paradise: Hawaii Hosts Teen Talent

This week, from the Hawaii Theater in Honolulu, a teenage pianist from Honolulu plays Prokofiev, the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus sings a Chinese folk song, and a young tuba player who's gone to extremes in the orchestra while awaiting his next entrance, plays Schumann. This program originally aired on January 9, 2008.

Musicians in Paradise: Hawaii Hosts Teen Talent

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The Bobs: Irreverent A Cappella

XPN

From their beginnings giving singing telegrams, The Bobs' founders (Gunnar Madsen and Matthew Stull) recruited bass singer Richard Greene and Janie Scott in the higher register to complete the a cappella quartet. Hear The Bobs perform a display of vocal acrobatics and irreverent lyrics on World Cafe.

The Bobs in Studio on World Cafe 7/22/08

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Opening Day With The Escher String Quartet

WNYC Radio

Named after the Dutch artist M.C. Escher, the up-and-coming group has both taken up residency at Lincoln Center and performed with singers in nightclubs. Hear the Escher String Quartet christen WNYC's new studios with a Dvorak classic and a world premiere.

Listen Now: Escher String Quartet On Soundcheck

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She and Him: The Lillywhite Session

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Produced by the legendary Steve Lillywhite, She & Him inaugurates the new World Cafe Lillywhite Sessions series from Avatar Studios. Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward seamlessly combine her syrupy-sweet voice with his simplistic yet stunning instrumentals on their debut, Volume One.

She & Him in Studio on World Cafe 6/11/08

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