Originally published on Mon January 27, 2014 2:56 pm
Two of the finest blues-rock musicians of their generation recently joined World Cafe for an outstanding session. Singer Susan Tedeschi and husband guitarist Derek Trucks joined forces in 2000 and formed the now 12-piece Tedeschi Trucks Band. Watch them perform "Made Up Mind" inside NPR's Studio 1.
Choro is a style of Brazilian music that's a hybrid of European and African influences. It started in the 19th century as the Portuguese flooded into Rio.
Grammy award-winning producer Aaron Levinson rejoins World Cafe for Wednesday's installment of the Latin Roots series, where he'll play examples of choro. One selection from the mid-1940s has a kind of Hot Club of France jazz feel, while a more modern example stems from Israel, where bands are keeping the form alive.