World Cafe
1:00 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Tinariwen On World Cafe

Marie Planeille Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 2:54 pm

Today's episode of World Cafe features a couple of sparse, dry, angular and beautiful songs, performed live by the band Tinariwen. The group, made up of musicians from the Tuareg tribespeople of Northern Mali, has been making music together since 1979. Known for long, trance-inducing concert performances, the band has become increasingly revered in the West. Tinariwen's 2012 album Tassili even won a Grammy.

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Music Reviews
10:57 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Jon Langford Sings Our Impulse To Destroy

Jon Langford with Skull Orchard.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 1:54 pm

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The Record
9:42 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Where Love Lives: Frankie Knuckles And The Dance Floor

Frankie Knuckles performs at the 2009 Electric Zoo Festival in New York.
Wendell Teodoro Getty Images

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3:01 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Dance Music Legend Frankie Knuckles Dies At 59

Frankie Knuckles in 2007.
Getty Images

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 9:45 am

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Mountain Stage
2:46 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Gary Nicholson On Mountain Stage

Gary Nichsolson.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Gary Nicholson makes his first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.

Nicholson may not be a household name, but he's one of Nashville's most prolific and respected songwriters, having crafted hits for George Strait, Patty Loveless, Delbert McClinton and Toby Keith — and that list barely scratches the surface. A Grammy-winning producer as well as a guitarist, Nicholson recently returned to performing his songs live.

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