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1:26pm

Fri September 7, 2012
World Cafe

Animal Collective On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 11:35 am

Animal Collective.
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The members of the inventive, experimental rock band Animal Collective first met in school in Baltimore County, Md. After collaborating throughout high school and college, they released their debut album as a group, Here Comes the Indian, in 2003. More studio albums followed, including the 2009 breakout Merriweather Post Pavilion.

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3:48pm

Thu September 6, 2012
World Cafe

Latin Roots: The Politics Of Music

Originally published on Thu September 6, 2012 4:29 pm

Los Tigres Del Norte.
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In this installment of World Cafe's Latin Roots series, Raul Pacheco of the Grammy-winning band Ozomatli talks with host David Dye about how politics influence music. They've certainly affected Pacheco's music, as Ozomatli has been politically driven since its inception. The band's members started playing together 16 years ago, when they were working for the Peace and Justice Center of Los Angeles, and were asked to play for picketers during a strike.

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3:00pm

Thu September 6, 2012
World Cafe

Ozomatli On World Cafe

Ozomatli.
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Ozomatli is a genre-spanning, Grammy-winning band whose sound draws from Latin influences like salsa and cumbia, as well as hip-hop, rock, reggae and funk. Its many members are political activists who met while working with the Peace and Justice Center of Los Angeles; their first performance was for picketers during a strike.

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12:33pm

Wed September 5, 2012
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Melissa Etheridge On World Cafe

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 6:00 am

Melissa Etheridge.
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Folk-rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge has been making music since she first picked up a guitar at the age of 8. Playing in country groups throughout her teens in her home state of Kansas, Etheridge went on to a hugely successful and decorated 25-year solo career — and won two Grammy Awards and an Oscar along the way.

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5:10pm

Tue September 4, 2012
World Cafe

Antibalas On World Cafe

Originally published on Wed September 5, 2012 9:23 am

Antibalas.
Courtesy of Marina Abadjieff

Sometimes known as the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, the New York band Antibalas — which means "bulletproof" in Spanish — is a large group of talented musicians who play rhythm-intensive Afrobeat music. In a seven-year stretch, Antibalas has released four albums and withstood a five-year hiatus in which several members worked on the Broadway musical FELA!

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