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Live Fridays From XPN
2:57 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Live Friday: Michael Kiwanuka In Concert

Michael Kiwanuka performs at World Cafe Live.
Joe Del Tufo WXPN

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 7:42 pm

Born in London to Ugandan parents, Michael Kiwanuka was brought up in a home from which music was largely absent. His first introduction to rock — Nirvana, Radiohead — arrived as he began to hang with the skater kids in his north London suburb during his early teenage years.

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World Cafe
2:49 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Sense Of Place: Ani DiFranco's Fresh Perspective On New Orleans

As part of the Roots of Music Program in New Orleans, kids have access to music education not provided in schools. Ani DiFranco sits on the Program's Board of Directors.
Bob Giardini

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 1:42 pm

This week, World Cafe invites listeners to discover the music of New Orleans with the series Sense of Place.

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Mountain Stage
2:38 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Sylvie Lewis On Mountain Stage

Sylvie Lewis.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 8:51 am

Singer-songwriter Sylvie Lewis makes her third appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. Lewis is English by birth, but has made her home in Switzerland, Los Angeles, Boston and, lately, Rome. Her wanderlust imparts a worldly sophistication to her lyrics and voice, which call to mind sounds from another era.

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The Two-Way
12:43 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Metallica's James Hetfield Makes PSA For FBI To Help Find Fan's Killer

New sketches of the suspect in Morgan Harrington's murder and a sexual assault.
FBI.gov

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 4:08 pm

James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist for the heavy metal band Metallica, makes a straight-forward appeal for help in finding a fan's killer in a new public service ad produced for the FBI, Virginia and local law enforcement agencies.

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Favorite Sessions
12:41 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

KCRW Presents: Kimbra

Kimbra performs on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
KCRW

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 1:23 pm

Kimbra is only 22, but she already has everything it takes to become a huge success. The New Zealand singer is charming, beautiful, has a fantastic voice and steals the show whenever she's performing, including alongside Gotye in his ubiquitous hit "Somebody That I Used to Know." Her solo debut, Vows, is audacious and powerful, and she even treated us to a brand-new song — the super-funky "Come Into My Head" — when she visited our studios.

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