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"rena dora" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

06:11 min | 2 months ago

"rena dora" Discussed on World Cafe

"My name is rena. Dora's today my guest is one of the founders of tower of power he plays saxophone some dicey sings to its milio custodio. Emilio welcome to the world cafe. Good to be here. It's great to have you. Your new live album celebrates fifty years of tower powers. so first. congratulations. You made it. The album was recorded a live. Show in oakland california where the ban got their start. But first let's let's go back a little bit. Take us back to how you got your start. What was it that got you to. I pick up the saxophone when you were a kid. I got caught stealing the t shirt and a really short crime. Career won t shirt got caught. That was not a content crook. You're so you know. My dad said he gave me a notebook. I made me apologize to the shop. And then he gave me a notebook and he said with the reason why you're never gonna steal again while you're in your bedroom. Think of something. That's going to keep you occupied in trouble this summer. You never come out of there. And the beatles just come out and my friend just got a guitar and we said we want to blame music dad and he goes Get in car is me and my brother. We both got caught. So we get into the car and takes us to the ministrations. Anything you want and obvious misrouted though the wall you know. And i pointed to the sax my brother pointed to the drums. I had a band the first day we didn't like practice our instruments for years and years and enjoy a band. We started the band and then we learned how to play. We did it completely backwards. So i've had a band ever since that day. Why was it the saxophone that you pointed to. My dad was a bartender at this place at that time called niro snuck it was at the cabana In palo alto which is kind like caesar's palace very nice and it was a what they call a show bar with these bands called show being on the big beach in the swinging. Lads and sometimes we would go there to pick my data from work and those bands be rehearsing and they were really good. They had a bunch of horns. You're very good players. And i always thought the sax player was the coolest guy in my brother was. The drummer was the coolest guy. So you're born in detroit And then the band you know. It started in california. How did you get from detroit to california. Why did that move happen. When i was eleven years old. My dad lost his job. He worked at a place called pinkas in detroit right downtown west grand boulevard and he got fired and the always wanted to go to the west coast His mentor this guy that taught him at a tin bar and actually had a steel as a bartender. Bartender stole and he had moved out to san francisco. And he said you. Jackie need to come out here and So my dad. I guess he figured do not can be just as broken. San francisco's they can in detroit and we went through. You know route route sixty six all that we did the grand canyon. The painted desert. You know everything you know. And it was a great trip out in california people ever since. Yeah i mean you brought a little bit of detroit with you by starting a band called the motown's you start that band with baritone sax players stephen doc kuka. When did you discover that. You and i had a great songwriting chemistry covered that we both had this huge affinity for soul music and he was passionate about it in the you never met nobody more passionate about music than me you know and so we hit it off right away and Back then. I used to do this thing with the songs where i didn't like to do. All the soul tunes at everybody else you know. Knock on wood and hold on. I'm coming in. So i tried to do obscure soul songs from the albums and one day dot comes to me in. He says you know it's so great what you're doing with these songs. But why are we doing everybody. Else's psalm one. Are we right around. And i always tell people. I don't know if that thought ever would have come to be totally happy. What i was doing you know and i go. We can try that you know and you know a couple of days later went over this department. We wrote over for song and still today. It's gonna remove spain the socks you're still young. Man i tell people the clinics say it's been downhill ever since you're still a young man. I've heard that it draws for some of your own personal experience. We're going to listen to it next. I have to ask. Are you the young man in the song. What's going on here. yes. I am actually. It's a young man. Pleading with an older woman. I was in love with this guy was eighteen. She was twenty six and we had broken up and then we got back together and every time we break up. She'd say you know you need to be was some grocer on age. You know than. I'd say you wanna be with you you know. And so when we sat down to write the tune will what be right about. You know and i said well what about if we Read about a young guy. That's love with an older girl and she's telling him you're too young to being these toner. No no no you know. And i came up with the chorus. You're still a young man baby. And then we destroyed story to meet the courts. Let's hear it right now. You're still young man. power Ought.

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"rena dora" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

07:03 min | 4 months ago

"rena dora" Discussed on World Cafe

"This is world cafe. I'm rena dora's the most memorable live show i've ever seen was the flaming lips. It was in toronto. It was june twenty twelve. It was the same day radiohead show. There was canceled after one of their drum tax was killed in a tragic stage claps and it was a week after a shooting in a popular mall. In toronto's downtown core city was shaken it was tender but thousands of people still gathered to watch the flaming lips. Play a free show in the square right outside that very same mall. And what we all witnessed. Was this celebration. It was colorful. There was confetti music love. It was this life-affirming feeling of warmth and humanity. That seemed to remind everyone there that while the world can be scary and dark place we still have each other. It was healing it always bordered on religious and that's not an unusual way for someone to describe the flaming lips show. Today i get a chance to talk to wayne coyne. Frontman of the flaming lips but their new album. American head which was recorded right before the pandemic and about how they've been able to continue bringing that live celebratory experience to audiences during the pandemic safely in a time when that warmth and humanity might be needed more than ever you'll also hear some of those live performances starting with this the opening track from american head the flaming lips. Willie return when you come down Sir do now oh strowman Took the.

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"rena dora" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

01:44 min | 1 year ago

"rena dora" Discussed on World Cafe

"You're listening to World Cafe. I'm Rena Dora's near the beginning of the recent documentary of David Crosby's life. There's a black and white clip of the Beatles being interviewed in nineteen, sixty six and in the background just off on the side of the stage there's a young clean-shaven mop David crosby peaking in watching with a huge grin on his face before he disappears back behind the curtain it's a really quick moment but it captures something about crosby that I think has been a theme throughout his long life and career. Not. Only has always seemed to want to be part of the action he almost always has been. Today the Cross joins me to talk about that documentary and talk about musical projects past and present including his recent work with his light has bandmates, Becca, Stevens, Michelle, Willis, and Michalik Oh, until also tell us what he really thinks of Jim Morrison and the doors to kick things off a song from an album. He's recently reissued from. Aban. He started in the mid nineties with his son. The band is called CPR and this is the title track from their album just like gravity. Like gravity from the group CPR, the C. stands for Crosby as in David Crosby to CPR's albums just perceived.

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"rena dora" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

02:55 min | 1 year ago

"rena dora" Discussed on World Cafe

"You just heard walk all over God's heaven from Don Bryant featuring backing vocals from the Hamiltons. It's from Don. Bryant's new album. You make me feel he's my guest today. Don You've spent the bulk of your career as a writer for other people you've got credits on hundreds of songs including ones recorded by. Etta James, and it all began at the legendary hi records in Memphis. Lewis started there as a performer you then you switched mostly into songwriting how did you make that transition? Well. Being the studio I. Think I was the only a vocalist really besides you know. Williams. Band was doing things and how was the vocalist there and? was doing pretty good. Handle couple of albums In what I was doing pretty good. But Lo and behold. Young lady came into that studio. And show them what she had and that knocked everything else out of the way. It was this. Every all directions was on and people's. You know and. I said to myself, I need to be doing something. So that was the time I begin to start writing 'cause i. knew she was going to need some material. In the. Game would need material is starred. Ryan materials are dot writing things her and it became very interested in coming up with the stories in. Different melodies and whatever. So that's when I really you know put my mind into writing songs other than trying to record because they start bringing us ed. L. Greene. Brought in. Honest from around the country heard about high record they will coming in from everywhere. So I feel little maybe this is an annual this thing here not going to be my place. I need to try to hassle music ridden out for all these people coming in living for material and that's where I got stuck it right there. This is world. Cafe. I'm Rena Dora's I'm speaking to Don Bryant today. You mentioned you know during your time at hi records that's when you met your wife and people's. Famously wrote the Song I can't stand the rain together. It was a hidden seventies. Let's hear a bit of the version that an people's performed right now. Hangs. and Smile when? So that was a bit of an performing. I can't stand the rain song she co wrote with my guest today Don.

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"rena dora" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

06:25 min | 1 year ago

"rena dora" Discussed on World Cafe

"That was hatch with Arkadelphia. My name is Rena. Dora's speaking to Waxahachee Aka Katie Chris Field Right now on world cafe So I read that. This album took longer to make than any of your past albums. Why do you think this one took more time? I think there's a few reasons one is that I very consciously took a break from music period after out in the storm After I was done touring and I had like kind of just you know I just like cleaned up my act a little bit and was just sort of like. I think that music is is kind of too much of my identity right now. You know it's like it was just taking up a little too much space and I didn't really feel like a person without it and that on one hand I'm like that's beautiful and that's I mean that just like to meet proves like this is really what I'm supposed to be doing. And all that other hand I just feel like I had like neglected all these other parts of myself just like burning it so hard just on the road not really taking care of myself so I took a break from writing period and then the other is that I think through my like newfound clarity. I think it just made songwriting harder from me partner. In a good way where I was there I became very picky about what made and what didn't in the past. I've been able to like sit down and just write a song one quick go and with this record. I I couldn't do that. What of the journeys that led to this album was your journey getting sober. And there's something that when I've talked to people who've gotten sober or trying to that comes up a lot and it's this idea that suddenly you've so much time and it can be time in a good way it can also be time in a way that sometimes doesn't feel so good like there's too much time and no distraction and that can make people anxious and all sorts of things that. I feel like right now especially people who are sober people. Who aren't whoever it is when you're self isolating when you're all on your own That sort of feeling is probably pretty prevalent right now like there's too much time And I'm wondering if you experienced that how you dealt with it how you find patients when things feel like. They're moving slowly. Yeah I mean that was kind of weirdly like the biggest challenge for me and I and I was scared of it and I knew it would be before I even got sober because I knew that in order to to do that I was going to have to take myself off the road and part of me saying yes and everything and being on the road all the time was like this addiction. To restlessness was his addiction to not slowing down The spear of slowing down really But I think a lot of musicians have because we have such a busy sort of like we're only we're in one place one night in another place the next night. And there's like this rush of that in this like this tendency to kind of get used to that and I mean that that's been the last ten years of my life was just that never saying anywhere for longer than like week I had had this experience of things will get kind of dark for me if I if I do stay somewhere for too long so that was like a big part of the challenge was being able to kind of get comfortable in that time and I feel like you know I just. I've slowly warmed up to being able to do that. I mean early on my sobriety. I would come here to Kansas now. It stay here for a couple of weeks and then I would have to leave. I would just like I can't. It's too much I can't say in one place for that one so I would go and visit also my sister in L. A. or I would visit friends all over the place. I would go jump on the road with Kevin for awhile. You know just to kind of like mimic the tour totally and it's been interesting this time in self-isolation like you know we're we're in week five. I think I can. I keep losing facts and I feel like we've all lost track of time four or five. I think it's five And I'm like completely content and so that's been really actually like this great discovery Kevin and I have both like said that to each other like well we can't. We can't do that. We can stay in one place and those moments where we feel so restless. Maybe and we'd like or like I'm just GonNa go to wherever you know the weekend. 'cause I can't stay in one place like it's kind of helpful to know like we actually hand and maybe we should you know maybe it actually gives us the time to recharge when we add the wiser just like Brennan off to wherever you know. So that's that's been cool actually have no real I don't know like if anything consciously happened for me like if I like no new like. Oh like this. This was like a big break. Your I had a bout that but I know that I feel better doing it than I used to yet. I I think we're GONNA play one more song from you from the record and I kind of feel it has a connection to sort of that contentedness. I could be wrong but I'd love to hear your take on it The song lilacs. I think. It's my favorite song on the record. I really love. It also has been my favorite flower so but I was wondering what is what is the significance of lilacs to you. Yes it was the last one I wrote for the record. I wrote it when I thought the record was finished so that was really exciting. Because it's a big melody lyrically. It's kind of about having a bad day. I wanted to find a way to kind of like bolster self care and like self love without being corny and annoying So that was sort of like the tone a lot of the songs take where they they do get dark and they do sort of like let you into the darkness that is beyond but there but it still feels hopeful. That was what I wanted and lilacs but like a good example of that in one track where it sort of about having a setback emotionally and mentally but the verses are Kinda like in conflict and the choruses like this release and this like hopeful burst. And so yeah. That's kind of what that's obvious to me. Silicates exactly what we need right now. Let's take a listen to lilacs with? Vodka? Hachi UNROLL CAFE..

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"rena dora" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

07:34 min | 1 year ago

"rena dora" Discussed on World Cafe

"Performed live at world. Cafe that is Francis Quinlan with your reply a song for her new solo album. Likewise I'm Rena. Dora's Frances Quinlan joins me now. Hi How are you? I'm good about yourself doing very well. I'm so happy that you're here me to this. I love the station. You'll have in me with thank you very much Now when you play the songs on likewise it's just you up there performing them live no band and you're still singing like you did with hop along but now it's just a laptop and you on the stage. So what's it like being up there? Without event I've played without abandon the past. So that's that's not completely foreign to me by any means. The laptop on stage is a huge departure for sure And the fact that I am still certainly learning the program Abelson. It's a little bit of a bumpy getting to know. But it's exciting. It's exhilarating when it works. Its magic I mean. It's the same as a band right. Like it took the band along time to you know. I hope it doesn't take that long for this. Yeah this is certainly different. Yeah I was going to say you know. You have all the control over a laptop but I'm sure challenges right it's so unforgiving it's funny Playing with tracks I was saying. Oh at some show while back. It's like playing with a merciless band. Where you just want to slow down and the band says no plan. This is the speed that we play every. There's no there's no give and take. It's just you just have to commit. I'm talking to Francis Quinlan on world cafe. I'm rain address. I WanNa talk about your voice. It really is the centerpiece of the music on this album. You've got a very unique voice and I've heard you say in an interview before that you knew you wanted to be a singer since you were really really little but you're singing in a more conventional way. Maybe when you're a little oh absolutely. I didn't know anything about noncommercial music until I was in high school. I would say so. Yeah when I was little The first song ever Sung on stage was what's love got to do with it by Tina Turner mature subject for a seven-year-old. Maybe there's a great jam seven singing Tina Turner. Yeah you know. I've been telling too many people. Yes Leon. Cd Mariah Carey Lisa Loeb was. I think my first CD was the single stay. So how did you end up your singing? Lisa Loeb Tina Turner Singing Selene. Dion how did you end up finding this voice? I've had to learn to work with the limitations of my voice For a long time for many years I think I was trying to work against it. Or have this or emulate the personality the vocal personality of a lot of people. I admired and Wanting to be unique I really. You know really focused on on standing out in a way that I wasn't thinking so much about maybe the songs what they called for as much as just thinking about. How can I get people to pay attention to what I'm saying? I'm curious now. You see you say it working with those limitations that you had for your own vocal limitations. What is something that you found was like a limitation for you that you're able to kind of make something you've loved? I mean have kind of a nasal voice It can be off putting. I think it's one of those voices that people either really like or don't like it. It's hard to be middle of the road about it and I've embraced that. Certainly it's not that I wouldn't WANNA be middle of the road. I'm speaking to Francis Quinlan about her new album. Likewise I'm rain address. This is world cafe. We're going to hear now that I'm back. This is now that I'm back. Francis Quinlan on World Cafe Bree. Imagine when the dog too much she staff changed afterwards Don Movie Conan Seasons Spaghetti. The man took off. I'd only big chokes lost driving from upstate. Alone came in. She had on why you form my first coffee that morning yet. Home Gold plated and Voltaire Bad Yawn Off DID now..

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"rena dora" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

05:26 min | 1 year ago

"rena dora" Discussed on World Cafe

"You're listening to World Cafe. I'm rain address. The cover of Frances Quinlan's debut solo album features a self portrait. It's her face looking directly out at you wide eyed and she looks kind of nervous a little bit scared like she's been caught and exposed and in a way that makes sense after fronting the Philadelphia Act long for fifteen years. Quinlan is stepping out on her own and playing the personal sometimes revealing songs on her new album likewise all by herself without a band on the day likewise was released. The last day of January Quinlan came by World Cafe to talk about the album and play songs from it in front of a live audience for the first time at World Cafe Live. She begins our session with the performance of your reply the eastern Depending on that skidding much dabble discussing away. June into performed live at world. Cafe that is Francis Quinlan with your reply a song for her new solo album. Likewise I'm Rena. Dora's Frances Quinlan joins me now. Hi How are you? I'm good.

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"rena dora" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

07:56 min | 1 year ago

"rena dora" Discussed on World Cafe

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"rena dora" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

04:15 min | 1 year ago

"rena dora" Discussed on World Cafe

"From pigeons Playing Ping Pong but their new album presto. You call yourselves High Energy Psychedelic funk. But a lot of people you may be under the jam band umbrella. How do you guys feel about that labeled jam band I mean? I don't really think jam bands of music as more of just kind of a community of of of music in a sense because I mean there's so many bands and the James Encompass so many different types of music. I mean we were more of kind of that that psychedelic funky upbeat dance. Rhythm and then you have bands like consider the source who are intense progressive metal. And then you have bands like talk. That are kind of. Cool rock fusion. I can understand like the jam because it's typically a band that I mean if you WanNa take a super literal the band that jams and utilize a lot of Improv Yeah Yeah for some reason in certain circles. Jam Band almost seems like a dirty word. You like you kind of think of just. I don't know it's stereotypical connotation that people go to but like Alex it's really just the band's improvise and bands who feed off the crowd and after a while I stopped calling ourselves a jam band I never really did but people would and I said No. We're an energy band. We're a band that feeds off the crowd where a band that is not tied to a set list. What people don't realize when when they think of jam bands they think just like one chord noodling and and you know? There's no focused but for us. You know we work around the clock on our crafts personally and as a band to write good songs and what happens is often in one section of a well-crafted song it's open and that's when the crowd can kinda dictate which direction it's going to go until you close this on and that's kind of Maybe that's why people who are maybe more pop minded or you know more straightforward with their music selection. Don't give it a chance because they don't think that there's actual content in jam bands when I feel like we're writing better songs every time. And that's all you can do all. We want our songs to get better in our minds and for our shows to get better every time and and feel that energy. 'cause I think it's also funny. Is that people who look at Jam Band. Kind of a dirty word go to a jam concert or the right one and feel the energy from the band and the crowd and have an unbelievable time. And they're like WHOA. This is actually like a wave that I should maybe try to catch this world cafe. I'm Rena Dora's talking to pigeons Playing Ping Pong. I have the singer and Guitarist Greg and drummer. Alex here with me talking about the new album Presto Going to hear another song from it in just a second and it's one that doesn't have a big sprawling jam and I actually looked it up and it's one of only I think three of your songs that are under four minutes long. So could you tell us a bit about dawn a new day? Yeah Donna new day is is really kind of like the message of the band. I mean where you were all human and not everything is peaches and cream all the time. Sometimes you get down or sometimes life's not going your way and this song is kind of just like uh about a number of different ways positive ways that you can approach those hardships and and get out of it and you know quote Don a new day like some of the lyrics are like listen to some hip hop like just get it out cooke you Baker interbred shop. You can need those troubles away. You can push your troubles into the food and then make something nice and you know you can one lyrics. Are you know on a hilltop? Can you hear a teardrop? You could weep your worries away like just cry like it's okay. Not you're not the no one needs to be a superhero. If you know you're supposed to feel these human emotions and the the good doesn't feel as good without the bad and what's really cool and something that we've been wanting to do for years and finally are working on is. We're starting a foundation called the new day foundation where we'll be partnering with various organizations that speak to us and the first one is perfect for. Donna. New Day the song it's called backline backline dot cares where you can find info on. And it's the music industries hub for mental health and wellness resources. So if you're feeling you know if you're having struggles with that back line is there to have case workers talk with you. There's a bunch of resources on how to positively deal with these tough times..

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"rena dora" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

05:38 min | 1 year ago

"rena dora" Discussed on World Cafe

"That was from lethal vex album twin solitude today leave is talking to me about his new album new ways on world cafe. We're going to hear another live performance from the new album shortly. It's a song called transatlantic flight. But I I want to talk about what the song looks like. Not just but it sounds like Lee. fullback has something called since decision. I saying that right. It's kind of hard to say it but Explain what it is. It's the confusion fusion of the senses a little bit. I guess babies have it like everything kind of comes at them. And then your brain eventually separates smells and sounds And then some people that doesn't that separation doesn't really they happen. I guess Yeah but when I hear music I see things but like I kind of like. How if I tell you the picture your mother? You'll picture your mother but you're not seeing her she you're not like Oh my God my mom's here like you know like whatever that is it takes a while to find out if you have it because you just assume that everyone is seeing something when they're hearing something because has that's what's happening that's what the feeling of hearing something is is also seeing but yeah you find out and people usually play long if you're like. Oh that looks. That sounds really brighter Kreider. That sounds really golden. People are like Oh cool. Yeah they don't go. What do you mean you sound crazy? The string players have played on L. A. G. The violent player. She has since sesia. That's when I found out about it because we were talking in colors. Choose like you have to like. Oh my God you mean the thing and so we were talking about instead of writing stuff down. She's like join me to pour the water like it's gold. I'm like Oh my God. Thank God you hear it was great sending out. She has it and And we talked and she goes K.. At the county say what the color of jazz and we're Brown because it's all the colors at the same time you know you have. That just gave me goosebumps hearing you talk about. Should I. Port like goal. Well Oh man no me too. Oh no I'm like it was like the best musical experience. It was just like we just. We didn't have to use any notes. We just talked about colors and so is and then we can communicate like that and then with Miles Davis says with his modal stuff I found out after he had since sinister Asia and I was like well. He's the only one of the few jazz people that can listen to because it's all orderly goes one color color and then boom changes modes different color. And he like works within it and it's just a whole thing I wanted to ask. Do you see Different colors for different instruments. Or is it sort of the song as a whole. No but that's what it is. That's what's so weird about it. It's very elusive. That's why I don't think it's real sometimes until I talk about it with people who don't have it and go have no idea but like I'll hear violin if I hear a Solo Violin picture of violin and picture the color that it is but that's more of an association but if I hear like orchestra I tend to picture like you know almost like telephone wires that are like really rich colors. And it's I don't know it's it's weird. It's like looney tunes in Bugs Bunny Or like a Disney animation's fantasia stuff like that stuff they they would like visually represent music in those older films and that look exactly like music to meet so I thought that's I realized that that was those are people like tripping out on on drugs and like but also that's what happens when I I guess I don't do psychedelics or anything but you told that that's what happens when you you see music on psychedelics. And that's your brain processing differently. It's a very interesting sort of like direct line into your brain. Yeah Yeah but yet. Connie apparently has it. You know any whatever but there's a lot of stuff this world cafe I'm talking to leave Volksbank. My name is Rena. Dora's we're talking about senator that's when you can you can see colors you perceive colors or images when you hear different sounds different music you do bring some of your since dedic experience to yours videos. Thank you Could you talk a little bit about how that works. How you bring your like into the actual visualizations that you share with your audience because I never liked music videos because they'd take me out of the song and I realized often it was because they I have a very clear picture of what what was happening and then it would just be like well? That's not that's not what it looks like and Black and white music videos tend to be much more helpful for that. Because there's no there's no color so obviously it just doesn't interfere otherwise it's this weird clash like two images at once in my brain and it's like Can't can't take it so I kind of When I started doing music videos with my friend? Kobe I was like at least. Let's get the Color Palette the right one so that when I see it it doesn't offend offend me. Listen to the performance of Transatlantic Laden next and The video for it you know. It's you for this rich. Blue background What does it could you go into a little bit of detail? What does this song look like to you? It's kind of like Whoa. That's weird when I wrote it it was the easiest one it was is one of the. It was definitely the easiest one for the record because after I wrote it I was like Oh like is this can be the drumbeat and And it's just going to. Yeah it's just GonNa it already looks like it would have had to look like which is just as big white blue like like. I don't know I can't really explain it kind of endless expanse this is is transatlantic. Flight performed live for world cafe by leaf fullback. Komo come on come on talk to me. Well I can.

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"rena dora" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

01:47 min | 1 year ago

"rena dora" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Eh. That's Angelique Kajo singing born under punches. She told the Financial Times about meeting David Byrne at the club. SOB -S in New York and said we started talking music and American guy that knows about failing knows about king sunny a day. This dude is crazy but good crazy. The one of Angelique early records I was hurt knows blown away and love to perform as a performer. As a person. So we've I've known each other for quite a long time and then a year or two ago sheesh decided to to a talking has come a cover talking heads it's record top to bottom which was incredibly flattering in credit and in some ways it kind of vindication for me that always kind of balancing act between white musician in New York doing music it admits to having being influenced by African musicians musicians from other parts of the world cultural appropriation that that the phrase gets thrown around but somehow working with Angelique and things it becomes you see that it's it's more of an exchange. The engine goes every which way that was David. Byrne legendary musician artist and now Broadway star his show American Utopia and that it does it for today show. Democracy now is produced by my birthday Augusta. Nermeen Chez Carla Wills. Tommy Warren off Libby. Rainy Sam Alcove John Hamilton Robbie Karen Honey Masud sued Rena Dora Tamera Studio Maria Tur- CENA. I made me Goodman. Thanks so much for joining us..

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