World Cafe Playlist for 05/24/2023

Sampa The Great joins host Raina Douris

Born in Zambia and raised in Botswana, Sampa the Great became known for her music while completing university in Australia. On the World Cafe, she talks about returning to Zambia after further success Down Under and shares how the return home changed how she wrote songs. Plus, she tells the story of how Angelique Kidjo ended up singing on her latest album.

Stream the complete show here

*Phosphorescent “New Birth In New England” C’est La Vie
Sampa the Great “Never Forget” Recorded Live for The World Cafe
Sampa the Great “Final Form” Recorded Live for The World Cafe
Sampa the Great “Let Me Be Great” Recorded Live for The World Cafe
Peter Gabriel “Panopticom” i/o
Spoon “The Underdog” Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Beck “Sissyneck” Odelay

Hour Two
*Bebel Gilberto “Bananeira” Tanto Tempo Remixes
Feist “In Lightning” Multitudes
Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Wolf” Cool it Down
Natalie Merchant “Come On, Aphrodite (feat. Abena Koomson-Davis)” Keep Your Courage
R.E.M “Radio Free Europe” Murmur
Josh Ritter “For Your Soul” Spectral Lines
Fitz & The Tantrums “Don’t Gotta Work It Out” Pickin’ Up the Pieces
Say She She “Pink Roses” Prism
Blondshell “Joiner” Blondshell
Stevie Ray Vaughan “Pride And Joy” Texas Flood
Geese “Cowboy Nudes” (single)
LCD Soundsystem “new body rhumba” White Noise OST
Fiona Apple “Criminal” Tidal

*Optional Song