David Dye http://wwno.org en Latin Roots: Timba, Cuba's Funky Dance Music http://wwno.org/post/latin-roots-timba-cubas-funky-dance-music The Cuban music form known as <em>timba</em> developed in the 1980s, but exploded in popularity throughout the '90s. While training in jazz and classical conservatories, many Cuban musicians were looking for a new musical form that would challenge their skills. By combining rumba with funk and other dance music, timba became a new Cuban genre of synthesized styles.<p>Judy Cantor-Navas, managing editor of<em> Billboard En Espanol</em>, has some wonderful recorded examples of the genre, which really takes off during live performances. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 02:39:11 +0000 David Dye 37601 at http://wwno.org Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside On World Cafe http://wwno.org/post/sallie-ford-sound-outside-world-cafe <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/161967941/sallie-ford-new-songs-from-an-old-soul">Sallie Ford</a> & The Sound Outside's music was raw and forthright from the beginning, when its album <em>Dirty Radio</em> came out in 2011. The Portland band captures the energy of early-'50s music, with blues and country influences that earned it a rockabilly designation early in its career.<p>The band's second album, <em>Untamed Beast</em>, doesn't step back from the edge in any way. Sun, 19 May 2013 15:44:29 +0000 David Dye 35643 at http://wwno.org Next: Bleached http://wwno.org/post/next-bleached You could hear it in their first singles in 2011: Sisters Jessica and Jennifer Clavin and their band <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/157296376/bleached-picnic-table-punk">Bleached</a> are onto something. Now comes their debut full-length, <em>Ride Your Heart,</em> and it fills in the story: Beachy harmonies combine with punk attitude to take what you loved about <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/124832455/best-coast" target="_blank">Best Coast</a> to a grittier place. It's fun and it's heartfelt — what could be better? <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 WXPN-FM. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 01:12:53 +0000 David Dye 33816 at http://wwno.org Latin Roots: Fado Creates 'Nostalgia For The Present Moment' http://wwno.org/post/latin-roots-fado-creates-nostalgia-present-moment Today, we welcome singer-songwriter, Grammy-nominated producer and record-company owner Rachel Faro, who visits <em>World Cafe</em> to discuss the Portuguese tradition of Fado.<p>Fado began in Lisbon and has been around for at least two centuries; over the years, the music has moved from the streets to concert halls. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:24:09 +0000 David Dye 33593 at http://wwno.org What Are The Five Most Important Country Records Ever? http://wwno.org/post/what-are-five-most-important-country-records-ever At <em>World Cafe</em>, we recently asked Stephen Bowen of the Ernest Tubb Record Shop in Nashville, Tenn., to name the five most important country records of all time. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 19:35:38 +0000 David Dye 33173 at http://wwno.org Next: Luella And The Sun http://wwno.org/post/next-luella-and-sun For our <em>Sense of Place: Nashville</em> week, we just had to showcase Luella and the Sun, which has made major fans out of Grimey's Records' Doyle Davis, other bands like Moon Taxi and NPR Music's <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/140955737/ann-powers" target="_blank">Ann Powers</a>.<p>The group brings together local veterans John Radford, Joe McMahan, Adam Bednarik and Melissa Mathes (a.k.a. Luella). Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:57:07 +0000 David Dye 32860 at http://wwno.org Latin Roots: Argentine Rock http://wwno.org/post/latin-roots-argentine-rock Today's <em>Latin Roots</em> co-host, Josh Norek, was given a hefty task: Define the broad swath of Argentine rock with just a few bands. But Norek, co-host of <em>The Latin Alternative</em>, is up to the occasion precisely because he spent time in Buenos Aires as a student during a vibrant period for music.<p>He begins by playing a classic from <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15401694/los-fabulosos-cadillacs" target="_blank">Los Fabulosos Cadillacs</a>, a band that incorporated ska influences into its early work in the 1980s. Sat, 06 Apr 2013 14:06:23 +0000 David Dye 32702 at http://wwno.org Next: Waxahatchee http://wwno.org/post/next-waxahatchee The world is catching up with Katie Crutchfield and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/166018370/waxahatchee" target="_blank">Waxahatchee</a>, and with good reason. Her shows at SXSW, including <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/173425493/waxahatchee-live-in-concert-sxsw-2013">an NPR showcase</a>, were greeted rapturously. Her new album, <em>Cerulean Salt,</em> is a sonic leap forward from her debut, <em>American Weekend,</em> which was recorded in a bedroom in Alabama. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 01:07:10 +0000 David Dye 32417 at http://wwno.org Next: The Lions http://wwno.org/post/next-lions In 2007, a dozen or so reggae and soul artists met in Los Angeles and eventually formed The Lions. Heavily inspired by the culture surrounding Jamaican music both old and new, the group is deeply rooted in soul, but also has a rough edge reminiscent of The Upsetters or The Rockers Band.<p>Members Deston Berry, Alex Désert and Malik Moore handle lead vocals, while Black Shakespeare produces the backing tracks. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:02:22 +0000 David Dye 27613 at http://wwno.org American Sound Studio On World Cafe http://wwno.org/post/american-sound-studio-world-cafe "Suspicious Minds" by Elvis Presley. "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" by Aretha Franklin. "Son of a Preacher Man" by Dusty Springfield. "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond. All of these legendary songs were recorded at Memphis' American Sound Studio, the last of the five studios we're featuring in our trip to Memphis as part of the quarterly "Sense of Place" series.<p>Between 1967 and 1971, the studio produced approximately 120 hit songs. Sun, 20 Jan 2013 23:45:43 +0000 David Dye 27470 at http://wwno.org